U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

And the shared 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to... CARLETON UNIVERSITY

The shared 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to... CARLETON UNIVERSITY, not University of Ottawa: 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics: Canadian Arthur B. McDonald shares win with Japan's Takaaki Kajita, CBC News, Posted: Oct 06, 2015 (LINK).

The recently announced Nobel Prize in physics is for a discovery (neutrino physics) done by physicists at Carleton University, and Queens University, and the National Research Counsel of Canada, excluding any physicists of the University of Ottawa.

This is the 2002 journal article of the discovery itself: "Direct Evidence for Neutrino Flavor Transformation from Neutral-Current Interactions in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory", Q.R. Ahmad et al. (SNO Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 011301 – Published 13 June 2002 (LINK).

Carleton University physicist authors on the article include: I. Blevis, F. Dalnoki-Veress, J. Farine, D. R. Grant, C. K. Hargrove, I. Levine, K. McFarlane, C. Mifflin, V. M. Novikov, M. O'Neill, M. Shatkay, and N. Starinsky.

National media had touted another researcher as the likely winner, who has done most of his career research at the National Research Council (in Ottawa) prior to moving to U of O: LINK.

But it was not to be.

Little Carleton University beat "Canada's university", as U of O likes to call itself (LINK).

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