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Queen’s receives $63.7 million federal government investment to form Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre

Queen's University has received $63.7 million in federal government investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The fund supports the creation of the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre to strengthen partnerships between Queen’s and other Canadian universities, attract top talent and build on Canada’s position as a leader in the field.

Professor Knobel and team explores the promise of the quantum realm

Opened in April 2015, NanoFabrication Kingston (NFK)— formerly known as KNFL (Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory)— in Innovation Park, is the home for many researchers and companies conducting cutting edge research. Professor Rob Knobel and his students are using the  highly specialized equipment in the laboratory to fabricate nanosenors made from graphene, which is a single layer of carbon atoms in a honeycomb lattice.

London's Canada House shows Nobel Prize winning research exhibit

A week before the international Neutrino 2016 conference, a new exhibit highlighting the 2015 Nobel Prize winning research by SNO was opened to the public on Canada Day in London. The exhibit, New Eyes on the Universe will showcase the prize winning research results, and promote the current research underway at SNOLAB providing new insights and pushing the frontiers in particle astrophysics.

Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald is named to Government of Canada’s Advisory Panel For Scientific Research

Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald has been named as one of the 9 panelists to the Government of Canada's Advisory Panel for the Review of Federal Support for Fundamental Science. The independent, non-partisan panelists will give advice and recommendations to the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan on how the government can best support and improve federal funding for fundamental science in Canada.