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CIFAR creates opportunities for technological innovation.

The rapid pace of development in biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science creates opportunities for new materials, energy sources, and approaches for processing information. To realize the potential of the latest scientific advances, we bring fellows, chairs, scholars, and advisors in our research programs together with experts from national laboratories and private industry to drive innovation and technology adoption.

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Knowledge Mobilization in action.

We are convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity.

CIFAR’s Brain, Mind & Consciousness program and leaders in virtual and extended reality (XR) are developing immersive experiences at the intersection of XR, neurotechnology, and brain research.

CIFAR’s Bio-inspired Solar Energy program and industry & government labs are developing new ways to efficiently convert CO₂ in the air into clean, efficient, and renewable fuels.

CIFAR’s Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration program, industry, and federal space agencies are developing tools and mission requirements to search for signs of subsurface life on other planets. 

CIFAR’s Gravity and the Extreme Universe program and industry and academic experts are bringing about new technological innovation by applying machine learning algorithms used in astronomy to genomics and medical imaging, and vice versa.

CIFAR’s Learning in Machines & Brains program, industry, and experts in policy and law are addressing complex ethical issues in research and training environments and in the implementation of AI. 

CIFAR’s Quantum Materials program, policy makers, and institutional research leaders are reimagining major scientific research infrastructure relevant to quantum materials.

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Reports and Outcomes

Summarize CIFAR meetings and research

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Canadian Neutron Initiative Roundtable: Towards a National Neutron Strategy

Canada needs to develop a strategy to maintain access to this indispensable tool for studying materials.

Industry & Technology

Neutron scattering for quantum materials research

CIFAR fellows are advancing the application and infrastructure for this key technique.

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Algorithms in Astronomy and Biomedicine

Algorithms used for astronomical research can be applied to tackle similarly complex data in biomedicine.

Brain, mind & consciousness

Neuroscience in XR: Driving Immersive Reality

Frontier research in neuroscience and cognitive science presents an immense potential for tackling challenges limiting g...

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CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.

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