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McGill University’s Brian Alters honored by Royal Society of Canada

World-famous work on the promotion of education about evolution garners McNeil Medal

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Published on : 09 Oct 2009

Brian Alters Wins McNeil Medal

Brian Alters, director of McGill’s Tomlinson Project in University-Level Science Education, has been awarded the 2009 McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The medal was presented to Alters for his world-famous work on the promotion of education about evolution.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2009

Nobel prize in Physics goes to Science alumnus Willard Boyle

For the second time this week, the Faculty of Science is proud to congratulate a McGill Science alumnus on winning a Nobel Prize. This time, it’s WILLARD BOYLE, BSc’47, MSc’48, PhD’50, who is sharing the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the invention of the charge-coupled device, a light detector that initiated the digital camera revolution.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2009

McGill congratulates its second Nobel-winning alumnus of 2009

Father of digital photography Willard Boyle shares Physics prize for co-invention of CCD sensor

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Published on : 06 Oct 2009

CTV: McGill grad named as Nobel Prize winner for Physics

A Nova Scotia-born physicist who invented the Charge-coupled device 40 years ago has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics along with two American scientists. Willard S. Boyle, along with Charles K. Kao and George E. Smith, won the US $1.4 million prize on Tuesday.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2009

McGill grad nabs Nobel in medicine

Brilliant student showed promise at a young age By Doug Sweet He got into McGill in 1968 at the age of 15. Four years, two scholarships and a botany prize later, Jack Szostak had graduated with a BSc in biology. This week, he capped a remarkable academic career with a Nobel Prize in medicine, shared with two other [...]

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Published on : 05 Oct 2009

McGill congratulates Nobel-winning alumnus

Jack Szostak shares medicine prize for chromosome research

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Published on : 05 Oct 2009

Science alumnus Jack Szostak wins Nobel Prize

The Faculty of Science is proud to congratulate McGill Science alumnus JACK SZOSTAK (BSc'72) on winning the 2009 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Szostak, who is sharing the prize with fellow US scientists, Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider, won the Nobel for discovering how the body protects chromosomes housing vital genetic code.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2009

The Gazette: McGill grad wins Nobel for Medicine

A former McGill University undergrad is among three U.S.-based scientists who were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine Monday. Jack W. Szostak, now of Harvard Medical School, shares the $1.4-million award with Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco, and Carol W. Greider of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2009

Prof. Bruce Reed to be inducted as RSC Fellow

The Faculty of Science is proud to announce that Bruce Reed, a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist in the School of Computer Science, has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada, in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements. Professor Reed has made deep contributions in the areas of discrete mathematics and probabilistic combinatorics.

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Published on : 02 Oct 2009

Three McGill researchers to be inducted as RSC Fellows

McGill University is proud to announce that three of its researchers have been elected as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

Science events at McGill Open House: November 8, 2009

The Faculty of Science will offer many exciting events during McGill Open House.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2009

The ant man of McGill

By Mark Shainblum We make war, enslave our enemies and police the sexual behavior of others. Are we humans? No, explains McGill evolutionary biologist Ehab Abouheif, were ants. Abouheif didnt start his career in evolutionary biology with a burning desire to study ants. In fact, as a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University in Long Island, his [...]

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Published on : 23 Sep 2009

Gonzalo Cosa – co-winner of the 2009 European Society for Photobiology's Young Investigator Award

Kudos to Gonzalo Cosa, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, who has been named a co-winner of the European Society for Photobiology's (ESPs) Young Investigator Award.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2009