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Arthur B. McDonald in Stockholm in December 2015
Arthur Bruce McDonald

(1943-08-29) August 29, 1943 (age 78)
North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater
  • Dalhousie University (BSc, MSc)
  • Caltech (PhD)
Known for Solving the solar neutrino problem
  • OC (2006)
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal (2007)
  • FRS (2009)
  • Henry Marshall Tory Medal (2011)
  • OOnt (2012)
  • Nobel Prize in Physics (2015)
  • CC (2015) (promotion)
  • Fundamental Physics Prize (2016)
Scientific career
Fields Astrophysics
Thesis Excitation energies and decay properties of T = 3/2 states in 17O, 17F and 21Na. (1970)
Doctoral advisor William Alfred Fowler

Arthur Bruce McDonald (born August 29, 1943) is a Canadian astrophysicist. McDonald is the director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute. He holds the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

McDonald was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics with Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita.

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