How to know a neutrino from a hole in the ground

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 4 July

The Theatre

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  • Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

    Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

    Credit: "Photo courtesy of SNO"


Standard £14


Concession £10


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Event description

Join Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald who will tell the story of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, a Canada-UK-US laboratory 2 km underground. It observed neutrino properties beyond the Standard Model of Elementary Particles and confirmed models of the sun with great accuracy. He will also talk about future research at SNOLAB, into Dark Matter particles and rare radioactive processes.

This event is organised in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom.

About the speaker

Arthur B McDonald is a Canadian astrophysicist. McDonald is the director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute and holds the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita.


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