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Arthur B. McDonald, O.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C., P.Eng.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Arthur B. McDonald, O.C., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C., P.Eng. O.C. Kingston
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada October 5, 2006 April 11, 2008
An eminent scientist and administrator, Arthur McDonald has greatly contributed to the physics community and to Canada's reputation for excellence. A former professor at Princeton University, he joined Queen's University in 1989, and was instrumental in spearheading an international research project studying tiny particles emitted from the sun. At the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, where he is director, researchers found that neutrinos changed into different varieties on their way to earth. Hailed as one of the world's top scientific breakthroughs in recent years, the finding has changed the laws of physics and provided remarkable insight into the structure of the universe. Over the years, several scientific institutions and organizations have benefited from his valuable guidance.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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