Science corner: Canadian professor wins Nobel Prize

Queen’s University professor, Arthur McDonald, won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday. McDonald will share the honour with University of Tokyo’s Takaaki Kajita.

The scientists discovered that neutrinos — neutrally charged subatomic particles — have mass. McDonald studied the particles in Sudbury using an underground detector that is the size of a 10-storey building.
This discovery will change the Standard Model of particle physics because the theory assumes that neutrinos have no mass.
McDonald and Kajita will split the $1.3 million dollar award.

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