University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Abigail and John Van Vleck Lectures

Nobel Laureate

Arthur B. McDonald

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory


3:35 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Neutrino and Dark Matter Experiments at SNOLAB
Moos Health Science Tower 2-650

Public Lecture:

7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017
Ted Mann Concert Hall
A Deeper Understanding of the Universe from 1.4 miles Underground

Arthur McDonald is a native of Sydney, N.S. Canada. He has degrees in physics from Dalhousie University (BSc, MSc) and Caltech (PhD) and nine honorary degrees. From 1969-1982 he was a Research Officer at AECL Chalk River Laboratories; 1982-1989, Professor at Princeton University; 1989-2013 Professor at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada and 2013 became Professor Emeritus. Since 1989 he has been Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Scientific Collaboration. Among many awards, he is a Companion of the Order of Canada; Co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics; Co-recipient of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and the 2006 NSERC Polanyi Award with the SNO Collaboration. He continues to be active in basic research in Neutrinos and Dark Matter at the SNOLAB underground laboratory. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Perimeter Institute.