Dr. Webb’s research centers on the growth of structure in the universe, and galaxies in particular. My approach is to use data at many different wavelengths of light; each wavelength probes a different physical process and tells us something unique about galaxy formation. Because a lot of the physics in galaxies happens behind thick veils of dust, she focusses much of her research on submillimeter (~400-1200µm) and mid/far-infrared (~3-400µm) observations, which directly detect the dust and provide clues to what's happening behind it.
Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Biological Invasions - The Ecological and Societal Impacts of Non-native Species
By Anthony Ricciardi (Redpath Museum and McGill School of Environment)
Cutting Edge Lecture in Science:Catching your Breath: Hypoxia and Hot Fish in the Face of Global Change
January 10 Catching your Breath - Hypoxia and Hot Fish in the Face of Global Change
By Lauren Chapman (Professor and Canada Research Chair, Biology, McGill)
Darwin Day Lecture: How the big bang explains your sex life OR the disconnect between science and media
By Jennifer Carpenter (Freelance science journalist)
Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm
Science is often inconvenient for journalists. Scientists insist on talking about background literature, replication, and the caveats and nuances of their findings in language peppered with ugly terms and impossible acronyms. Journalists then work black magic to turn years of research into bite-sized stories, sprinkled with puns and a dollop of mind-blowing principle.
Family Discovery Workshop at Redpath Museum
Animals and Ribbon Weave Art
Find out how different animals live in winter conditions and weave a simple bird or animal with Chinese ribbon to take home. This presentation led Redpath Museum educators is in collaboration with the ribbon artist Yat Wing Rock Mt Lo. In English. In Room 106.
Reserve in advance. Call 514-398-4094.
$7 per child, maximum $15 per family. Parents FREE.
By Jonathan Davies (Biology, McGill)
Followed by the 2008 Mockumentary film Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy, .
By Paul Clarke (Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill)
Laboratory rats appear largely silent to us, but they are in fact surprisingly vocal - in a high frequency range which we cannot hear. Rats make many different kinds of ultrasonic calls, and although we are far from "cracking the code", we think that eavesdropping on rat conversations will provide insights into the emotional life of these creatures.
By André Costopoulos, Associate Dean (Student Affairs).
Wildmen are known by many names around the world: Sasquatch, Orang Pendek, Bigfoot, Yeti, Yowie, Mistabau, and many others. Whether or not they represent a real physical phenomenon, one thing is certain: they are a real and important cultural phenomenon. We will explore what they mean to us and what their presence in our culture says about us as humans. We will also examine some of the reported evidence of their physical existence.
By John Stix (Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill).
Why and how do ordinary eruptions turn into global climatic disasters? This Freaky Friday presentation will be followed by the film
an American science fiction disaster film about cataclysmic events unfolding in the year 2012, including a dramatization of what would happen if the Yellowstone Caldera actually erupted.
Two short plays: Anastasia and the Time Machine
Sunday, December 2 at 2 pm
the first play is a comic romp and mash-up of history and science fiction. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia switches places with a look-a-like servant at the Winter Palace for a day. She winds up on a Time Machine meeting up with one tragic circumstance after another. Can she change the past and future, will she escape her own fate?