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Don’t Panic

Advice from Science Undergraduate Society President Neil Issar For those entering McGill in September, you will begin walking on a well-traveled road paved with opportunities for learning, insight, and understanding. For those returning to McGill for another year, you know that the road is more akin to rapidly shifting quicksand, filled with impending deadlines, absurdly thick [...]

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Published on : 30 Jun 2009

Computers Everywhere

There has been at least one unnoticed revolution in modern science: computers. When I was a young assistant professor in the 1980s, physicists suggested that we further split the discipline from our self-conscious dualism (theorists and experimentalists) and add a third category of computer modelers. With hindsight this seems quaint. Computational work has superseded any [...]

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Published on : 12 Jun 2009

May Convocation Photos, Afternoon Ceremony

Here are pictures of the Faculty of Sciences honorary doctorate recipient, as well as some major undergraduate prizewinners, following their B.Sc. graduation at the afternoon Convocation ceremony on May 25, 2009. The students are shown with Dean of Science, Martin Grant; or with the Dean and some of their family members. Congratulations to all graduating [...]

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Published on : 10 Jun 2009

May Convocation Photos, Morning Ceremony

Here are pictures of the Faculty of Sciences honorary doctorate recipient, as well as some major undergraduate prizewinners, following their B.Sc. graduation at the morning Convocation ceremony on May 25, 2009. The students are shown with Dean of Science, Martin Grant; or with the Dean and some of their family members. Congratulations to all [...]

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Published on : 10 Jun 2009

From Star Trek to Dark Trek

Astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi Reviews the new Star Trek film Professor Vicky Kaspi, McGills Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology and Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics, is an internationally respected expert on neutron stars. Her list of accomplishments include, most recently, being the first to witness the cosmic act of recycling, involving a dying pulsar [...]

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Published on : 02 Jun 2009

Many Years From Now

More than 100 years ago, the 20th century ushered in a golden age of science, technology, and scholarship. This golden age was so deep that it is almost incomprehensible to think many key figures of the time—such as Albert Einstein, Vladimir Lenin, Sigmund Freud, and Marie Curie—were contemporaries, sharing their views and rubbing elbows together, [...]

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Published on : 01 Jun 2009