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Media Advisory - Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald leads tour of new exhibit at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Thursday, May 25, 2017

KINGSTON – See how the basic laws of particle physics were redefined in New Eyes on the Universe, a special exhibit featuring the discoveries of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald will lead the media on a special tour of the exhibit.


In this display, images of the history and development of SNO and SNOLAB are presented on some 40 panels. Video kiosks let visitors explore themes and offer a virtual tour of SNOLAB. A life-size “Virtual Art” presents information from Dr. McDonald about the work of SNO and SNOLAB and his perspective on the future.

The awarding of the Nobel Prize to Dr. McDonald and Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita is featured through images from Nobel Week in Stockholm and a display of the Nobel Medal, citation and artwork. Exhibit artifacts include unique detector components developed especially for SNO, as well as a scale model of the SNO detector.


Dr. McDonald will lead a media tour of New Eyes on the Universe on Friday, May 26 starting at 3:30 pm. Journalists are invited to participate in the tour, talk to Dr. McDonald about working at SNOLAB and winning the Nobel Prize.

Media must RSVP by Friday, May 26 at noon.


Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

The New Eyes on the Universe exhibit is owned and circulated by SNOLAB. The SNOLAB Institute is operated under a Trust agreement between Queen’s University, University of Alberta, Carleton University, Laurentian University, Université de Montréal and Vale, and includes external and international membership from both academic and industrial sectors.

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