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Like many Cape Bretoners, Dr. Art McDonald has made his living underground in the mines. But he's not mining minerals, he's mining information.

Dr. McDonald is the director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, where he studies the sub-atomic particles that are basic building blocks of the universe, 2 km underground in one of INCO's old mines. It is one of the most innovative and important scientific experiments being conducted in Canada today.

Dr. Art McDonald grew up in Sydney, NS. He's a graduate of Dalhousie and Caltech, and recipient of some of the most prestigious prizes in physics. He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada. (runs 17:26)

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