A team of American and Canadian scientitsts have found new evidence that a pulsar in the constellation of Sagittarius was created when a massive star exploded, witnessed by Chinese astronomers in the year 386 AD. If confirmed, this will be only the second pulsar to be clearly associated with a historic event.
McGill Medical student Astrid Christoffersen-Deb is on her way to Oxford as the 116th McGillian to receive a prestigious Rhodes scholarship.
Travelling back in time to the days of Canada's fur trade is now a simple matter. McGill University has launched a new web site examining the impacts the fur trade had on the economic, geographic and political history of Canada and Quebec of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Montreal: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 --- The French radio network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) bestowed today the title of Scientist of the Year 2000 on Dr Thomas Hudson, a professor at McGill University and internationally renowned researcher in genomics. Dr Hudson is the founder and director of the Montreal Genome Centre.
Physicist Shaun Lovejoy has produced evidence that the earth's atmosphere works in a rather different way than is usually assumed by numerical weather forecasters. Lovejoy and two colleagues used 909 satellite images to show that the variability at all observed scales and at all levels of intensity is very close to that predicted for a direct scale invariant cascade starting at planetary scales.
Three McGill scientists, currently investigating everything from plant mutations to the statistics of brain mapping, have received a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.
On Tuesday, April 17, as part of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Seminar Series 2000-2001, the renowned medical researcher Dr Salvador Moncada will give a public lecture on nitric oxide -- the noxious little molecule that is key to a healthy body and mind. Dr Moncada's visit to McGill is sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
High school and CEGEP students are cordially invited to the McGill Open House, to be held from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday, February 4, 2001.
How can China develop a balance between entry into the global market in technology acquisition, while simultaneously developing its own autonomous technology infrastructure? An authority on China, McGill Professor of Political Science, Samuel J. Noumoff is focusing his research on developing a "venture capital" paradigm in conformity with the principles of a socialist market economy.
The president of the Federal Republic of Germany has awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit to Professor Peter Hoffmann in recognition of his outstanding scholarly work, and for his contribution to international academic co-operation, especially between Canada and Germany.