Christine Kraus (PhD) is an assistant professor in the department of physics at Laurentian University, and Canada Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics. She is the key onsite manager co-ordinating the construction for the conversion of SNO to SNOplus. She plays the guitar and flute, and is a member of the Ariadne Women's Choir.
Q: What motivates you?
A: I am a very curious person. I really like to figure out how things work.
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
A: If I could go back in time, I wouldn't mind meeting Archimedes to see life in ancient Greece with the early democracy and the developments of math and science. Or Galileo to the see the early days of experimental physics compared to a more philosophical approach, or the young Marie Curie to talk about the struggle to go into her field at university against all odds.
Q: What do you enjoy about living in Northern Ontario?
A: The landscape and the many lakes. I love hiking and kayaking, and there are so many places here to enjoy this.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up. When I was a teenager I got to help out with a dig in my hometown in Germany, when they found a Roman amphitheatre.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: The little things, like the first flower to come through the snow in the spring. Taking my flute and just playing what comes to mind.