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McGill astronomers earn spot on list of 2013 Top 10 breakthroughs

Physics World cites work by South Pole Telescope team

Scientists in McGill’s Astrophysics group have been honoured in Physics World magazine’s list of top 10 breakthroughs in physics for 2013.

Published: 18Dec2013

Deep-sea study reveals cause of 2011 tsunami

Drilling in Japan Trench by international scientific team finds unusually thin, slippery geological fault

The devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in March 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone.

Published: 6Dec2013

Prof. Niky Kamran, 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize

Congratulations to Prof. Niky Kamran (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) for receiving the 2014 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize, Canada's premier prize in mathematics. Professor Kamran's achievements lie in the areas of analysis and differential geometry. The prize citation highlights both his work on the topic of exterior differential systems and his contributions to the mathematical analysis of the Einstein equations of general relativity.

Published: 4Dec2013

Profs. Ariel Fenster and Kenneth Ragan, Principal’s Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to the Faculty of Science's two most recent winners of the Principal’s Prizes for Excellence in Teaching! At Fall Convocation on November 25, 2013, Prof. Ariel Fenster, Department of Chemistry, received this prize in the Faculty Lecturer category, as did Prof. Kenneth J. Ragan, William C. Macdonald Chair in Physics, in the Full Professor Category.

Published: 27Nov2013

New Canada Research Chairs in the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science congratulates the following four new Canada Research Chairs:

Published: 19Nov2013

Prof. Peter Russell, 2014 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Congratulations to K. Peter Russell, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics! He was recently named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to algebraic geometry, for mentoring the next generation of mathematicians, and for professional leadership at the highest levels."

Published: 5Nov2013

Profs. Catherine Potvin and Suzanne Fortier, Women Pioneers

Congratulations to Professor Catherine Potvin (Department of Biology) and to our Principal, Dr. Suzanne Fortier! They were recently named as Women Pioneers by Status of Women Canada on the occasion of Women's History Month.

Visit their website for profiles on Professor Potvin, Dr. Fortier, and 27 other distinguished Canadian women.

Published: 31Oct2013

Information session: Bellairs Research Institute

Exciting developments at the Bellairs Research Institute

Be sure to attend this presentation by Susan Mahon, Director of McGill’s Bellairs Research Institute located in Barbados. 

Trottier Symposium: Is That a Fact?

Centre Mont-Royal 1000 Sherbrooke Street West (corner Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec, CA
Mini-Poster, Trottier Symposium: Is that a Fact?

Eugenie Scott and Michael Specter: Monday, October 28, 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Timothy Caulfield and John Ioannidis: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 5:30-7:30 pm.