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Media Advisory - Queen's University recognizes Nobel Prize-winning physics research

Friday, April 13, 2018

KINGSTON – Representatives from across the Queen’s community, and the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Collaboration, are gathering to celebrate two new installations that will commemorate the Nobel Prize-winning research discoveries made by the SNO Collaboration, led by Dr. Arthur McDonald.


Dr. McDonald was the co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of neutrino oscillations. The work undertaken by him and his team proved that neutrinos have mass. To celebrate this achievement, the university will unveil a plinth between Ontario Hall and Grant Hall.

Additionally, a replica of Dr. McDonald’s Nobel Prize medal will be put on permanent display at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.


The events get underway at 2 pm on Monday, April 16 at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Media are invited to photograph Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf; John Fisher, Vice-Principal (Research); Professor Emeritus Art McDonald; Professor Emeritus and SNO co-founder George Ewan; and Marc Dignam, Department Head, Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy at Queen’s University with the medal display. Following the VIP photo shoot, the plinth unveiling will take place.

Editor’s note

The medal display reveal is a photo opportunity only. Media interviews will take place after the plinth unveiling.

Media interested in an attending are asked to contact Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca.

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