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Hugh Evans – Celebration of Life

Event Details

Location: The University Club
168 Stuart St, Kingston, ON K7L 2V8

Date: October 23, 2018

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Please join us in a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Hugh Evans. Hugh, a Professor Emeritus of Physics at Queen’s University, passed away peacefully on September 12th at the age of 87. Many in the physics community know Hugh for his work and contributions to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, where he was an instrumental and foundational member, and was most often seen underground working in the pits with students and postdocs, famous for his pragmatic approach to “getting it done”.  Hugh was also passionate about nature, and was a member of the Kingston Field Naturalists where he was known for his expertise in birding and his frequent participation on wildlife excursions. Hugh was also an accomplished sailor, and had a love for sailing in the Lake Ontario region.

The construction of the SNO detector 2 km underground in the largest cavern ever excavated: “Building a ship in a bottle” was a tour de force of engineering which benefitted greatly from the knowledge and efforts of Hugh.

Hugh during a field naturalist excursion …. Enjoying the outdoors, the birding, and the company.

Looking pretty proud.

At home on the water.