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South Pole Telescope: Exploring the secrets of the universe from the bottom of the world

For McGill University astrophysicist Matt Dobbs, January 29 was just another day at the office. At least during the final weeks of assembling the South Pole Telescope (SPT), Dobbs has been working in conditions that most North Americans would find daunting, if not unbearable. But most North Americans don't spend their days preparing to explore the nature of dark energy, the unexplained phenomenon responsible for the observed acceleration in the expansion of the universe.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2007

Soup and Science, January 8-12, 2007

Science undergraduates: Each day at lunch from January 8-12, 2007, you are invited to see and hear some of our newest professors give snappy presentations about their research. Then mingle over lunch, and find out more about their research and how you can participate. Come for the soup, stay for the science!

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Published on : 12 Dec 2006

Study predicts ice-free Arctic summers by 2040

The recent retreat of Arctic sea ice is likely to accelerate so rapidly that the Arctic could become nearly devoid of ice during summertime as early as 2040, according to a new study by three researchers, including Bruno Tremblay of McGill University's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2006

Prof. Vicky Kaspi awarded prestigious Steacie Prize

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

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Published on : 07 Dec 2006

McGill seals research bonds with India

In late November, 18 McGill University researchers, led by Denis Thérien, vice-principal (research and international relations), visited India as part of the McGill Scientific Mission 2006. Their goal was to pave the way for future scientific partnerships with leading universities and institutions in such cities as Delhi and Bangalore, with the emphasis on the word "partnerships."

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Published on : 07 Dec 2006

McGill science and music student wins Rhodes Scholarship

McGill University science and music student David Matthews has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. The world's oldest and most prestigious academic fellowship, the Rhodes is awarded annually to fewer than 100 students worldwide, only 11 of them in Canada.

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Published on : 01 Dec 2006

McGill music and science student named Rhodes Scholar

Halifax native David Matthews to study health and social policy at Oxford.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2006

Lorne Trottier: The gift of passion for science

On Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Lorne M. Trottier formally announced his intention to donate $12 million to advance the Science and Engineering faculties.

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Published on : 15 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

Science Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to the winners of the second annual Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Conference! The students' names are now announced on our website, where you can also view a webcast of the conference's keynote address by Science alumnus Dr. Rudolph A. Marcus (BSc'43, PhD'46, DSc'88, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry).

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Published on : 24 Oct 2006

Scientific writing courses for graduate students

The Faculty of Science offers several seminar courses designed to help graduate students and post-docs develop their skills for writing in science. Focus is placed on principles and techniques for effective writing, as well as skills for writing and publishing in one's profession.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2006

New web portal for Science students

The portal myMcGill gives you Single-Sign-On (SSO) access to Minerva, WebCT CE/Vista, Library and email. Students, check it out!

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Published on : 15 Mar 2006