Arthur B. McDonald

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Arthur Bruce McDonald, P.Eng (born August 29, 1943) is a Canadian astrophysicist. McDonald is the director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration and held the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario from 2006 to 2013. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur B. McDonald has received more than 369,416 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Arthur B. McDonald is the 107th most popular astronomer (down from 60th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Canada (down from 38th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 107 out of 532Before him are David Fabricius, Hermann Goldschmidt, Annibale de Gasparis, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, and William Huggins. After him are Karl Ludwig Hencke, Margaret Burbidge, Antonie Pannekoek, Edward Charles Pickering, John Russell Hind, and Annie Jump Cannon.

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Among people born in 1943, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 86Before him are Ri Chun-hee, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Holland Taylor, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, and Jacques Attali. After him are Chantal Mouffe, Max Wright, Reinaldo Arenas, Michael Palin, Finn E. Kydland, and Masafumi Hara.

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Among people born in Canada, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 58 out of 1,130Before him are Glenn Ford (1916), Conrad Bain (1923), Elizabeth Arden (1878), Drake (1986), Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (1943), and Sidney Altman (1939). After him are Charles Brenton Huggins (1901), Ryan Gosling (1980), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Henry Taube (1915), David Easton (1917), and Avril Lavigne (1984).


Among astronomers born in Canada, Arthur B. McDonald ranks 1After him are James Craig Watson (1838), Hubert Reeves (1932), David H. Levy (1948), John Stanley Plaskett (1865), Wendy Freedman (1957), Brett J. Gladman (1966), and Sara Seager (1971).