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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

Science students: Discover field studies and internships

Leacock Building Room 232, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA
Your passport to discovery

Turn your classroom knowledge into valuable professional experience! Find out how you can do that and what the Science Internship Program is all about.

Science students: Want to know how to get involved in research? (NEW DATE AND LOCATION)

Rutherford Physics Building Room 118, 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

Undergraduate research information seminar

This seminar presents strategies to get involved in research, introduces related resources and services, and features testimonials by McGill students about their own undergraduate research exper

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