Dr. Arthur McDonald received the prestigious Hal Rogers Fellow on April 12, 2016. He is a native of Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Dr. McDonald was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita for discovering the oscillations of neutrinos from one flavour (electron, muon, or tau) to another, which proved that these subatomic particles had mass. Since 1989 he has been Director of the Sudbury Neutrino (SNO) Collaboration.
He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, Member of the Order of Ontario, Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Royal Society of the UK and Commonwealth and the Royal Society of Canada. He is a professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, the author of more than 150 papers in physics, and continues an active research program in particle astrophysics.