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[neutrino research - concept illustration]
Blind Date with Knowledge
September 10, 2019

Over the last decade, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) has reinvented itself as SNO+. Led by Mark Chen, the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics, the project has taken advantage of a unique piece of research infrastructure and set out on a new mission.

Fishing in DNA illustration
Blind Date with Knowledge
September 10, 2019

Before realizing that she had made an important discovery, Caitlin Miron (PhD' 18) thought she had made a mistake. 

[illustration - hands and and instruments for measuring]
Blind Date with Knowledge
September 10, 2019

Three Queen’s particle astrophysics researchers – Gilles Gerbier, Wolfgang Rau, and Tony Noble – are detectives and leaders in the international hunt for dark matter, which makes up about 85% of matter in the universe.

[Kerry Rowe]
Blind Date with Knowledge
September 10, 2019

Human beings have undoubtedly been throwing things away for as long as we have had things to throw. These ancient middens – the predecessors of our modern landfills – provide a treasure trove of artefacts for archaeologists, who sift through discarded items for clues to how people once lived.

[Dragonfly caught in oil]
Blind Date with Knowledge
September 10, 2019

Short for “diluted bitumen,” the term "dilbit" refers to a chemical concoction that makes petroleum extracted from oil sands easier to transport. Diane Orihel — an assistant professor in the School of Environmental Studies and Queen’s National Scholar — is exploring the effects of this increasingly controversial material.