Art McDonald made Canada’s scientific community proud when he was named co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work on neutrinos, a mysterious and elusive fundamental particle that helps make up the universe. Trillions of neutrinos are passing through your body right now.
On April 13 at 7:00 p.m., visit this page to see McDonald discuss live from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo how his research was made possible by going two kilometres underground to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. McDonald’s work has challenged humanity’s fundamental understanding of physics. His lecture will explain how Canadian scientists were able to create deep in the Sudbury rock a device able to detect the notoriously hard-to-measure neutrino.
Following his talk, McDonald will answer questions from the online and in-house audience – including questions submitted prior to and during the talk via Facebook and Twitter (using the hashtag #piLIVE). Questions are welcomed from everyone.
This presentation is part of the Perimeter Institute’s 2015-16 public lecture series. Lectures are scheduled near the beginning of every month. TVO is streaming the entire series.