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Trottier Symposium to grapple with big questions

Want to know the best way to rile up a group of renowned physicists? Put them in the same room and whisper two words: "anthropic principle."

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Published on : 11 Jan 2007

Interactive kiosk unveiled

The folks at Engineering go space age thanks to an interactive kiosk developed by the good folks at the Centre for Intelligent Machines.

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Published on : 11 Jan 2007

Soup & Science feeds hunger for research

They came for the soup and stayed for the science.

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Published on : 11 Jan 2007

Big-brained birds survive better in nature

Birds with brains that are large in relation to their body size live longer than those with smaller brains, according to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences today.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2007

McGill expert alert: Unseasonably mild weather

We suggest the following sources for your stories about recent mild weather/global warming this winter:

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Published on : 08 Jan 2007

Why is the universe just right for life?

World's top physicists face off on the big question at Trottier Symposium.

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Published on : 04 Jan 2007

CLUMEQ to play key role in new national high-performance computing network

Seven Canadian university consortia, including CLUMEQ (Consortium Laval-Université du Québec-McGill and Eastern Quebec), will share $88 million in funding to create the first ever pan-Canadian network of high-performance computing (HPC) facilities.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2006

McGill professor Vicky Kaspi awarded coveted Steacie Prize

McGill University astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi is the 2006 winner of the prestigious Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences, awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer for notable contributions to research in Canada.

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Published on : 14 Dec 2006

Dire warning on North Pole

The ice sheet covering the North Pole and Arctic Ocean could recede and disappear completely in the summer months by 2040 if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate. McGill's Bruno Tremblay worked on the study, to be published in the Dec. 12 issue of Geophysical Research Letters, with lead researcher Marika Holland of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and Cecilia Bitz of the University of Washington.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2006

The deeper meaning of wear and tear

Roland Bennewitz, an experimental nanomechanics professor, is researching friction at its most fundamental level.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2006

Vicky Kaspi, star of stars

And the awards and accolades keep rolling in for McGill's famous stargazer. This time, astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi takes home the prestigious Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2006

Mysak honours parents with fellowship

Oft-decorated atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor Lawrence Mysak endows a fellowship in the name of his mother and father.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2006

Better living through (green) chemistry

McGill researchers are at the forefront of a whole new kind of chemistry that relies on water instead of toxic solvents and turns CO2 into biodegradable plastic. You might say that they're saving the world, one molecule at a time.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2006

Lorne Trottier donates $12 million to McGill

Inspired in part by his boyhood fascination with astronomy and space exploration, Lorne Trottier bestows a $12-million gift on the faculties of science and engineering to establish a pair of endowed chairs and provide fellowships to graduate students.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2006

Lorne Trottier: The gift of passion for stars and sky

High-tech entrepreneur increases support of science, engineering at McGill.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2006