Federal money for Queen’s University to help partner universities and institutions
Laurentian University’s earth sciences and mineral exploration faculty weren’t the only researchers at the institution to benefit from the federal government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund earlier in the week.
The $900-million fund also granted $63.7 million to Queen’s University to support the creation of the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre over a seven-year period. While Kingston is about a six-hour drive from Sudbury, the two cities are closely linked in the area of astrophysics.
Art McDonald, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his role as director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory – and the breakthrough discovery that subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass – is also the Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics at Queen’s University. Continue Reading →