Alan Astbury

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Alan Astbury
Alan Astbury.jpg
Born (1934-11-27)November 27, 1934
Died July 21, 2014(2014-07-21) (aged 79)
Alma mater University of Liverpool
Known for TRIUMF, W particle
Scientific career
Fields physics

Alan Astbury FRS (1934–2014)[1] was a Canadian physicist, professor emeritus at University of Victoria,[2][3] and was director of the Tri-Universities Meson Facility (TRIUMF) laboratory.[4][5][6]

Research and career[edit]

He led a group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory who confirmed the existence of the W particle.[7] He was president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.[when?][8][9][10]

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Alan ASTBURY". The Times Colonist. 
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  3. ^ "The Ring". 
  4. ^ "TRIUMF Images to Download". 
  5. ^ Richard Keeler (5 February 2008). "A Productive Collaboration: TRIUMF & The University of Victoria" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  6. ^ Dr. Alan Astbury's honorary degree acceptance speech in 2006 at Simon Fraser University on YouTube. April 8, 2009
  7. ^ "New Scientist". 
  8. ^ "IUPAP: Prague 2006 Meeting Minutes". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  9. ^ Fundamental Interactions: Proceedings of the 23rd Lake Louise Winter Institute, Editors Alan Astbury, Alexander Penin, Faqir Khanna, World Scientific, 2009, ISBN 978-981-4280-93-8
  10. ^ Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on High Energy Physics: ICHEP '98, Editors Alan Astbury, David Axen, Jake Robinson, World Scientific, 1999, ISBN 9789810237721
  11. ^ "Press Releases". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-07-24.