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Lab Focus November December

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R&D News ......................... 1 Appointments .................... 6 Pharma Notes .................... 7 New Products .................. 15 App Reviews ..................... 18 Calendar .......................... 19 P h a r m a c e u t i c a l c l i n i c a l c h e m i c a l f o o d e n v i r o n m e n t w w w . l a b o r a t o r y f o c u s . c a november/december 2015 volume 19, number 4 Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 Queen's Professor emeritus named co-winner of nobel Prize in Physics the Royal Society of the UK and Commonwealth in 2009. In 2010 he received the Killam Prize in the Natural Sciences, in 2011 he received the Henry Marshall Tory Medal from the Royal Society of Canada, its highest award for sci- entific achievement; and in 2013 he was awarded the European Physics Society HEP Division Gi- useppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize for Particle Astrophysics. To see this story online visit http://www.laboratoryfocus. ca/?p=3551 Queen's University Professor Emeritus Dr. Arthur B. McDonald is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics for his research into neutrinos, one of the funda- mental particles that make up the universe. The announcement made by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sci- ences in Stockholm, said Dr. Mc- Donald won the award, along with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, "for their key contributions to the experiments which dem- onstrated that neutrinos change identities." Their findings solved a puzzle that physicists had wrestled with for decades, the academy added. "I am truly honoured to receive the Nobel Prize in physics," Dr. Mc- Donald said in response to winning the prestigious prize. "While I am a co-winner of the Nobel Prize, the honour really represents a culmina- tion of the hard work and contribu- tions of Canadian and international colleagues with whom I have col- laborated with during my career." In 1989, Dr. McDonald joined Queen's University as a professor of physics and director of the Sud- bury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), now known as SNOLAB, located in Vale's Creighton mine near Sud- bury, ON. Working in the world's deepest underground laboratory, the SNOLAB team discovered that neutrinos – sub-atomic particles considered the basic building blocks of the universe – change from one type to another on their journey to Earth from the sun. This finding confirmed that these fundamental particles have a finite mass and that the current models for energy generation in the sun are very accurate. Dr. McDonald continues to conduct research in the field of particle astrophysics, leading further analysis of the data from all phases of the SNO experiment and participating in the DEAP and SNO+ experiments. Dr. Mc- Donald and his colleagues also continue to work on cutting-edge research in areas of theoretical, computational, applied and ex- perimental physics. For his research, Dr. McDon- ald has received a number of awards and recognitions includ- ing being elected a Fellow of allowable adjustments to Pharmacopoeia methods Page 8 laboratory Purchasing trends 2015 Page 11 Queen's University Professor Emeritus Dr. Arthur B. McDonald

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