McDonald delivers Nobel lecture

McDonald delivers Nobel lecture

By Communications Staff

December 8, 2015


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

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.

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