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QCD, strings and black holes: A duality between gravity and field theory

Fri, 2008-03-28 15:30 - 16:30
Rutherford Physics Building : 3600 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T8

Bell Lecture: Professor Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study. Abstract: The theory of strong interactions, QCD, has excitations that are well described by strings. These strings appear most simply in theories with a large number of colors, instead of the three colors we have in QCD. For theories that are similar in spirit to QCD one can relate these gauge theory strings to the strings of quantum gravity. In particular, some ten dimensional geometries are associated to four dimensional quantum field theories. We will describe how to use this relation to learn about strongly interacting quantum field theories. This relation also elucidates the black hole information puzzle.

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Contact: Elizabeth Shearon
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Proteins and bioactive peptides derived from bioresources as innovative bio-ingredients and nutraceuticals

Thu, 2008-03-13 10:00
Raymond Building : 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

Dr. Lucie Beaulieu. Dr. Beaulieu is a candidate for the tenure-track position in Bio-ingredients/Nutraceuticals (McGill Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry).

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The settlement of disputes under the WTO: Arbitration in a public context

Thu, 2008-03-13 11:30 - 13:00
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Me Nadia Bourelly (LLM McGill), of the Ministère des affaires étrangères, division des litiges commerciaux. Part of Prof. de Mestral's course on dispute resolution. Please be on time or you might be refused access.

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Contact: Eric Pollanen
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Patronage politics and patterns of violence

Thu, 2008-04-03 14:00 - 16:00
Peel 3715 : 3715 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1X1

William Reno, Northwestern University, Chicago. The prewar politics of patronage emerges as an important factor in explaining the organization and behaviour of armed groups in cases of violent state collapse. The speaker's project draws from field research in the Niger Delta, Somalia and the Caucasus to explain how these patterns of patronage influence the capacities of communities to control armed young fighters or undermine these efforts. This work addresses the broader and very basic question of why young men with guns obey people without them in some instances but not in others, a key consideration in the study of the micro-politics of violence and the creation of public order.

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Contact: Iain Blair
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MSE Speakers Series - Karen Beazley

Mon, 2008-03-17 12:30 - 13:30
Arts Building : 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

"Landscape-scale, conservation science for two countries, one forest in the northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion of Canada and the U.S." Karen Beazley is director and associate professor at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax.

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Angus Banting Memorial Lecture Series: "Strings 101"

Thu, 2008-03-13 18:30
Raymond Building : 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

Marc Grisaru, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Brandeis University, Boston, and Adjunct Professor of Physics, McGill. His research interests are in theoretical particle physics and string theory. In recent times, string theory has been proposed as a promising explanation of the workings of the physical world at its most fundamental level. This talk will attempt, in a totally non-technical manner, to describe what string theory is all about.

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Contact: Dr. Grant Clark
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Shaver exhibition: Tunisia 2007

Tue, 2008-03-25 (All day) - Fri, 2008-04-04 (All day)
Macdonald Harrington Building : 815 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C2

An exhibition of student work from the Summer 2007 Wilfred Truman Shaver Scholarship trip to Tunisia. Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Vernissage on Wednesday, March 26, from 5 to 7 pm.

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Reciprocal regulation of ErbB2-driven mammary tumorigenesis through 14-3-3σ and the Akt family of kinases

Mon, 2008-03-17 12:00 - 13:00
McIntyre Medical Building : 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Senior Seminar: Rachelle Dillon, William Muller's Lab

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Contact: Rachelle Leger
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Identification of novel genetic factors controlling resistance to blood-stage malaria

Mon, 2008-03-31 12:00 - 13:00
McIntyre Medical Building : 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Senior Seminar: Gundula Min-Oo, Philippe Gros' Lab

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Contact: Rachelle Leger
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The dual role of translation initiation factor eIF4B in mammalian cells

Mon, 2008-03-03 12:00 - 13:00
McIntyre Medical Building : 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Senior Seminar: David Shahbazian, Nahum Sonenberg's Lab

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Contact: Rachelle Leger
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