Arthur B. McDonald
Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Arthur McDonald is a particle physicist whose current work seeks to further our understanding of neutrinos.
The addition of tellurium to the scintillator in the newly configured SNO+ detector should allow the study of neutrinoless double beta decay, giving important insights into whether neutrinos serve as their own antiparticles and perhaps providing a measure of the absolute mass of neutrinos. McDonald is also participating in the DEAP-3600 experiment, a new argon-based dark matter detector to be constructed in SNOLAB and predicted to be 10 times more sensitive than current measurements.
- Companion of the Order of Canada, 2016
- Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental (with the SNO Collaboration), 2016
- Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2015
- Officer of the Order of Canada, 2006
- Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, 2003
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1997
- Fellow of the Royal Society of London, 1997
Ahmad, Q.R. et al. “Direct evidence for neutrino flavor transformation from neutral-current interactions in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, no. 1 (June 2002): 011301.
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