Faculty of Science news
If you imagine a grain of sand and then divide that by a million, you'll have an idea of the size of a nanometer, a measurement of the infinitely small which excites the passions of physicist Guillaume Gervais. In his laboratory at McGill, the researcher opens his door to the cameras of "Québec scientifique".
Cutting-edge optical laser technique promises to eliminate the need for slides, staining and microscopes
Paul Wiseman and his research team have developed a radically new technique that uses lasers and non-linear optical effects to detect malaria infection in human blood. The new technique promises simpler, faster and far less labour-intensive detection of the malaria parasite in blood samples.
Mini-Science 2009 TO INFINITY AND BEYOND: SPACE, STARS & THE UNIVERSE. SOLD OUT! Registration is now closed. To be placed on a short waiting list please register online or telephone 514-398-8886
RIO, the Research Innovation Office of the Faculty of Science, is pleased to offer its most recent newsletter online, with a focus on copyright and open-source software.
When communities are broken apart by migration towards towns and cities, rural life suffers. But now, researchers have revealed that biodiversity can also be affected when humans move away. Aerin Jacob, a biologist at McGill University, and her team discovered that as people leave an area, one dominant habitat comes to take over from the diverse mosaic of human-maintained landscapes.
McGill marks landmark Darwin year: Events and experts for 150th anniversary of "On the Origin of Species" and 200th birthday of Charles Darwin
Events and experts for 150th anniversary of "On the Origin of Species" and 200th birthday of Charles Darwin
Books and Beakers highlights current scholarship and research in Arts and Science. Topics include ultrafast laser spectroscopy, transatlantic modernism, how human land-use affects global ecosystems and climate... and more. Then, the discovery continues during informal discussion with the professors over light snacks.
Do you have questions about choosing your departmental program? Are you entering U1 in the 2009-2010 academic year? The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science are hosting an information session for freshman students - read more here.
McGill University's Freaky Fridays program, a series of science lectures followed by film screenings, is here to demystify science, dispel some of its more pervasive myths, and keep us terrified of an approaching scientific apocalypse. Started in 2006, the now-monthly series is organized by Ingrid Birker, McGill's science outreach co-ordinator.