As part of the Infection and Immunity Seminar Series, Dr. Rania Siam from Biology Department and YJ-Science and Technology Research Center, American University in Cairo will be giving a lecture entitled "Red Sea brine pools: A factory for the identification of unique biocatalysts".
Both law and machine are man's creations. Both exist to serve him, but may very well hurt him too, since both they are not always used for their intended purposes. Law and machines can come from the noblest enterprises, but can also serve the cause of folly. They are instruments of progress. This fifth edition of the “Competition and Innovation” conference series will explore the relationship between law and technique, between law and the machine. It will take stock of the changes and responses of law to technical advances and revisit the fears often associated with progress.
AstroMcGill presents the 23rd Public Astro Night, with a panel discussion about "Inflation, the Big Bang and Gravitational Waves" with invited panelists Pr. Robert Brandenberger, Pr. Matt Dobbs, and Pr. Vicky Kaspi. The discussion will strongly encourage questions from the public. It will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).
In honour of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity the Redpath Museum has created a permanent exhibit to help us connect with the natural environment and understand the astounding biodiversity of this province. Dawson Gallery, 2nd floor.
McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture Lecturer: Ruth Allan Rigby Time: April 25, 10:00 am This lecture will trace the history of the Museum, its collections, as well as the new building developments at the Bloomsbury site. It will highlight some world-famous objects, some disputed objects, and future plans as a museum for the Global Citizen. Meet at: Westmount City Hall at 10:00 am, 4333 Sherbrooke West, west of Greene Avenue.
McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) Lecture Lecturer: Hugues Mazhari Time: April 25, 10:00 am The world population is 7 billion, increasing at a rate of 80 million/yr. At the same time demand for fresh water is increasing by 70bi. M3/yr. In 2010 it was estimated that over one billion persons were underfed. No substantial increase in global food production is possible without an increase in water consumption. Have we enough water?
Governing Green Laboratories: Trust and Surveillance in the Cultures of Science Susan SilbeyMassachusetts Institute of Technology Date: April 25, 2014Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLocation: Room 410 Abstract: