Dr. Paul Schaffer, Associate Laboratory Director of TRIUMF's Life Sciences Division, will explore how he and his team use accelerators to develop tools and techniques to advance the field of nuclear medicine. He'll share leading-edge developments and discuss the promise advanced medical isotopes hold for disease diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as talk about his team's award-winning efforts to produce a secure supply of critical medical isotopes. - Perimeter Institute
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Tonight, the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, will be hosting a fascinating public lecture streamed live, for free, via Discovery News. At 7 p.m. ET, Paul Schaffer will delve into how cutting-edge high-energy physics and chemistry is advancing nuclear medicine. For me, the medical applications of physics is fascinating, a science that impacts our daily lives. This stuff isn't science fiction, the technologies behind some of the world's biggest particle accelerators, which study our quantum universe, are being applied to medical science to often revolutionary effect.
Watch the live feed below at 7 a.m. ET; you can also interact with Perimeter physicists who will be answering questions during the event via Twitter using the hashtag #piLIVE. Don't miss it!