Arthur McDonald photo: Bernard Clark, copyright Queen’s University

Another Star on the Horizon

By Suzanne Robicheau | spring 2016

Saint Mary's University’s Department of Astronomy and Physics is excited to announce that Nobel Laureate Arthur B. McDonald will be the guest speaker for the second annual Dan MacLennan Lecture on Friday October 21, 2016. 

Arthur McDonald, a professor emeritus at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo for discovering that particles known as neutrinos can change their identity — or “oscillate” — as they travel from the sun, shedding new light on the fundamental properties of the universe.

Only a few weeks after earning the Nobel Prize, Dr. McDonald, who was born and raised in Cape Breton, also made headlines as one of the winners of the $3-million 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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