Faculty of Science postdoc earns spot in prestigious KEK-TRIUMF Exchange Program

Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Fellow Gabriel Santucci just won a prestigious fellowship through the KEK-TRIUMF Exchange Program for Early Career Researchers (EPECR).

Gabriel Santucci
Gabriel Santucci

Santucci, who is in the particle physics research group of Professor Sampa Bhadra of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, is one of four awardees for the 2019-20 program. This is the second year of the highly competitive program.

“This is a great opportunity for me to directly collaborate with our colleagues in Japan and advance the research done at York University and TRIUMF for the T2K neutrino experiment,” said Santucci.

TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre and KEK is the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in Japan. The EPECR is a researcher exchange program that promotes the development of up-and-coming researchers who will play a key role in accelerator science and its related fields.

EPECR provides early career researchers affiliated with either TRIUMF or KEK with the opportunity to perform research activities at the other institute, enriching both the Japanese and Canadian science and innovation landscapes.

“Santucci will use his time to improve the function of the optical transition radiation beam monitor built by York University, in collaboration with TRIUMF and the University of Toronto, for the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan, and he will also help develop future beam monitors in collaboration with his KEK hosts,” said Bhadra.