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Physics Nobel Prize Dinner held in honour of Dr. Art McDonald before he leaves for Stockholm

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy held a special dinner in honour of Dr. Art McDonald on Wednesday evening, December 2nd before Dr. McDonald leaves for Stockholm to receive the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. He shares the prize with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo. Below are some highlights from the evening in pictures.

  • Emeritus Professor Hamish Leslie speaks at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner in honour of Nobel Laureate Art McDonald

    Emeritus Professor Hamish Leslie speaks about his time as Head at the start of the SNO (Sudbury Neutrino Observatory) project at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner held in honour of Art McDonald, who is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.

    (photo: Prof. Marc Dignam)

  • Professor Hanes giving a speech at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner

    Professor Dave Hanes recalls his time as Head before and after the SNO papers are published.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Dr. Art McDonald trying out his hockey joke at the dinner

    Art practices a hockey joke. One of his many speeches he will deliver when he travels to Stockholm during the Nobel Week. He will receive his prize on Dec. 10th. Live viewing of the event will take place at Stirling Hall, starting at 10:15 am in Lecture Theatre D.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Professor Marc Dignam, giving a toast to Dr. Art McDonald

    Department Head, Marc Dignam, proposes a toast to Art at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner before Art leaves for Stockholm, Sweden to receive his prize.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Dr. Art McDonald is congratulated at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner

    Everyone applauds Art after a toast is made in his honour.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Professor Hans-Peter Loock with Danielle

    Hans-Peter Loock and Danielle, enjoying the evening.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Prof. Art McDonald with Chelsea Elliot after receiving the Science Rendezvous Bear

    Art receives a Teddy from Chelsea Elliot on behalf of Science Rendezvous. 

    (photo: Prof. Stéphane Courteau)

  • Mara Shaw and Mark Chen

    Mark Chen and his wife Mara having a fun evening at the send-off dinner in honour of Dr. Art McDonald.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Martha Duncan Hill and Martin Duncan at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner

    Martha Hill Duncan and Martin Duncan enjoying the evening.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • SNO team receives special recognition of their hard work by Dr. Art McDonald

    At Art's request, members of the SNO team stand up at the Physics Dinner.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Peter Skensved and his wife.

    Peter Skensved and his wife having a good time.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Guests at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner

    A good turnout for a celebratory and congratulatory dinner in honour of Dr. Art McDonald before he leaves for Stockholm to receive his Nobel Prize in Physics.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Stéphane Courteau, Mark Chen and Martin Duncan.

    Stéphane Courteau discusses the finer points of something to Mark Chen and Martin Duncan.

  • Dinner crowd at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner in honour of Dr. Art McDonald

    Physics crowd listening to some speeches given by a couple of SNO pioneers and past department heads.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Graduate students join in the celebration.

    Graduate students join in the celebration.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

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