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McDonald delivers Nobel lecture

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald delivers the Nobel Lecture in Physics entitled “The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory: Observation of Flavour Change for Solar Neutrinos.” (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald delivers the Nobel Lecture in Physics entitled “The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory: Observation of Flavour Change for Solar Neutrinos.” (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
  • People fill the Aula Magna auditorium at Stockholm University to listen to Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald deliver the Nobel Lecture in Physics.
    People fill the Aula Magna auditorium at Stockholm University to listen to Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald deliver the Nobel Lecture in Physics.
  • During the Nobel Lecture in Physics, Dr. Arthur McDonald shows a slide naming the 273 collaborators who took part in his research.
    During the Nobel Lecture in Physics, Dr. Arthur McDonald shows a slide naming the 273 collaborators who took part in his research.
  • Dr. Arthur McDonald speaks with David Sinclair (Physics) of Carleton University, a fellow member of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.
    Dr. Arthur McDonald speaks with David Sinclair (Physics) of Carleton University, a fellow member of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.
  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald arrives at Stockholm University to deliver the Nobel Lecture in Physics. (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald arrives at Stockholm University to deliver the Nobel Lecture in Physics. (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
  • A reception was held at the Canadian Embassy in Stockholm for Dr. Art McDonald, left, seen here with former Toronto Maple Leafs star Börje Salming, Ambassador Kenneth Macartney and Principal Daniel Woolf. (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
    A reception was held at the Canadian Embassy in Stockholm for Dr. Art McDonald, left, seen here with former Toronto Maple Leafs star Börje Salming, Ambassador Kenneth Macartney and Principal Daniel Woolf. (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
  • During a reception at the Canadian Embassy in Stockholm Dr. Art McDonald, left, was able to meet former Toronto Maple Leafs star Börje Salming. (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
    During a reception at the Canadian Embassy in Stockholm Dr. Art McDonald, left, was able to meet former Toronto Maple Leafs star Börje Salming. (Photo by Gunnar Seijbold)
  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald sits for an official portrait for the Nobel Prize Organization.
    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald sits for an official portrait for the Nobel Prize Organization.

The Queen's Gazette provides a daily update on Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald's activities during his time in Sweden for Nobel Week

Queen's Professor Emeritus Art McDonald delivered his Nobel Lecture, titled The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory: Observation of Flavor Change for Solar Neutrinos on Tuesday morning. The lecture traced the path of the SNO findings, from early theories relating to neutrino oscillations, through the construction of SNO and the resultant findings. Dr. McDonald re-emphasized the collaborative nature of the SNO Experiment, with his final slide recognizing his 273 SNO co-authors.

Video of the lecture is available here or on nobelprize.org

Later in the day, Dr. McDonald attended a special reception in his honour hosted by Kenneth Macartney, Canada's Ambassador to Sweden.

On Wednesday, Queen’s will celebrate Dr. McDonald’s remarkable accomplishments at a luncheon for alumni, stakeholders and government officials in Stockholm. Later in the day, he will visit Norra Real High School, the oldest upper-secondary school in Stockholm. Photos of tomorrow's events will be available in the Nobel Week Flickr album, on Dr. McDonald’s Facebook page and here on the Gazette website.

Find the full list of Nobel Week activities...