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Queen’s researchers are changing the world.

Founded in 1841, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive institutions, combining quality and intensity in research with excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Research is a core component of the mission of Queen’s University. A member of the U15, a group of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, Queen’s ranks highly in terms of research funding and research intensity amongst universities nationally.

Our commitment to research excellence is evident in the many exceptional national and international accolades awarded to our researchers, most recently...

New Eyes on the Universe

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At the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
May 27 through July 7, 2017

Discover how Dr. Arthur McDonald, a team of Canadian and international scientists and SNOLAB unlocked the mysteries of neutrions, redefined the basic laws of particle physics and won a Nobel Prize in the process. Learn more...

Admission is free.

A Nobel Prize in Physics

On December 10, 2015, Queen’s Professor Emeritus Dr. Arthur B. McDonald was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics – with co-recipient Takaaki Kajita of Japan – in Stockholm, Sweden.

THE CHALLENGE: to unlock the mystery of neutrinos, fundamental building blocks of nature essential to our understanding of the universe

THE SOLUTION: Queen’s physics professor Dr. Arthur B. McDonald, a detector buried deep underground in a mine, 273 scientific collaborators and a university dedicated to ideas and people that address the world’s most pressing issues

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Dr. Arthur B. McDonald
Professor Emeritus, Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
2015 Nobel Prize in Physics
2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Director, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration
Inaugural Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics

This excellence, found across disciplines – from health care, the environment, materials, energy, law, economics, culture, and many others – attracts the best students, the best faculty, and the best collaborators from local and global communities, other institutions, government, and industry.

Through our diverse programs, we promote social innovation, foster creative expression, and explore how societies work best. And it’s this culture of excellence that has made Queen’s one of Canada’s leading research universities.