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Queen’s professor emeritus wins Nobel Prize

6 October 2015

Queen’s University Professor Emeritus Arthur McDonald (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy) is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics.  The announcement, made Tuesday morning by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, said Dr McDonald won the award, along with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, “for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities”.  Read more on the Queen’s website.

Dr McDonald will receive his prize in Stockholm on 10 December 2015 and will give a public lecture in Uppsala on 13 December 2015.  It is a long-standing tradition for the Nobel Laureates to be invited to Uppsala University in connection with the annual Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.  Four of this year’s prize winners will visit Uppsala, with public lectures, a panel discussion and the inauguration of a new exhibition planned as part of the visit.  The lectures and panel discussion will also be streamed live on the web.  Read more on the Uppsala website and watch Dr McDonald’s lecture live at 10.00 (Swedish time) on 13 December.