TRIUMF

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TRIUMF, for Tri-University Meson Facility, is a particle accelerator laboratory located on the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, BC. Its construction was funded by three local universities —Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of British Columbia. In operation since 1974, the main accelerator is currently the world's largest cyclotron, and at 500 MeV (million electronvolts), it produces one of the world's most intense proton beams. The facility is presently run by a consortium of Canadian agencies and universities which include the National Research Council of Canada, the University of Alberta, Carleton University, and the University of Toronto in addition to the three founding institutions.

Asteroid 14959 TRIUMF is named in honour of the laboratory.

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