Nobel Prize-winning physicist journeys deep into the underground

SASKATOON – Members of the media are invited to hear Nobel Laureate Art McDonald, professor emeritus at Queen's University and Perimeter Institute board member, while he describes how researchers created an ultra-clean lab in an active mine to obtain otherwise-impossible measurements to study fundamental physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Lecture: 2– 3:15 pm
Media Scrum: 3:15–3:45 pm

Convocation Hall
Peter MacKinnon Building

The public lecture, which is part of Innovation Festival: Saskatchewan, is free and open to everyone.

Innovation Festival: Saskatchewan is a province-wide celebration of Canadian ingenuity taking place from March 30 – June 22.  Sponsored by Innovation150 and the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the festival includes events from many of Saskatchewan’s science and innovation organizations that will inspire curiosity and innovation.

Innovation150 is a nationwide program from five leading science organizations that celebrates Canada’s innovative past and sparks the ideas and ingenuity that will propel our future. The interactive, year-long program offers awe-inspiring experiences in science, technology and innovation across the country for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
University of Saskatchewan

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