Faculty of Science news
Dr Juli Atherton was recently named one of two winners of the Statistical Society of Canada's 2007 Pierre Robillard Award. This award recognises the best doctoral thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university. Congratulations to Dr Atherton!
To: All McGill Staff and Students. Last night, AGSEM, the union representing Teaching Assistants and Demonstrators at McGill, declared a strike against the University.
Anthony Ricciardi, an associate professor at the Redpath Museum, co-authors a review in Nature of Charles Elton's 50-year-old text "The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants" which founded a field and is now cited more than ever.
Research by Dr. Barbara Sherwin of the department of psychology at McGill is cited in an article on a connection between estrogen levels and memory loss in older women. Professor Sherwin also comments for the story.
A new study hints that black holes might not be as good at keeping secrets as researchers have long thought. A pair of physicists, including McGill's Patrick Hayden, has reexamined the time it would take for information to potentially escape from inside a black hole.
Due to popular request, lectures from Mini-Science 2007: The Brain, which were originally broadcast on Canal Savoir, are now available as webcasts. This is a testament to the high quality of Mini-Science lectures and the public's interest in science!
Congratulations to Professors David Zuroff and Debbie Moskowitz, whose contributions to Psychology have been recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association.
The fifth Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place April 3-4, 2008. To register, submit your abstract before the new deadline of midnight, Friday, March 7, 2008.
The Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA) is offering degree planning information sessions for Freshman students.
Registration is still open for Mini-Science 2008: Ecology, Evolution & Extinction. Come discover Mini-Science, where scientists provide up-to-date analysis and solutions! Seats are limited. Advance registration is required.