To some, the field of physics is as clear as dirt. But that’s also true for Canadian scientist Art McDonald—but that’s just the way he likes it. After all, he and his team have won a Nobel Prize on the basis of incredible scientific discoveries buried deep in a dirty nickel mine two kilometres below Sudbury.
Their underground den of discovery—SNOLAB—is the deepest clean underground laboratory in the world, a marvel of hyper-clean high-tech machinery allowing for the study of neutrinos. And in the latest Perimeter Public Lecture, a decade-long series of discussions in Kitchener-Waterloo, delivered by world-leading physics theorists and experimenters who discuss cutting-edge science without talking down, McDonald will explain how the lab was built, and how it is producing some groundbreaking research that would be impossible without the facility.
You can read our long feature about McDonald and his team’s work in SNOLAB here, and click here to watch a video trailer for the lecture. Maclean’s is pleased to live-cast the event on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 PM ET, below. You can also ask questions of Dr. McDonald on the Perimeter Institute Facebook page, or on Twitter using #piLIVE!