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Regular Period, in most units:
Monday, November 11 to Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Extended period, in certain units including Chemistry, Computer Science, and Geography:
Monday, November 11 to Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Guy Moore (Associate Professor, Physics, McGill)
Dr. Moore's work focuses mostly on issues of thermalization of a special plasma called QCD which is used in heavy ion collisions. Recently he has been studying how to implement super symmetric theories on the lattice. Dr. Moore has also been interested for a few years in showing that Lorentz symmetry is actually a symmetry of nature by constraining its violation, mostly in gravitational settings but also by using particle physics.
Learn about African animals such as the lion, gorilla, and bongo. Learn how to identify all the animals in this photo. From http://www.sporcle.com/games/sufradley/hakuna_matata. (In English)
3 sessions for ALL ages / 3 sessions pour TOUS les âges
11h30 – 12h30 OR/OU 13h-14h OR/OU 14h30h-15h30
Find out how stars work and then weave a simple star ornament with Chinese ribbon to take home. This presentation led by Redpath Museum educators in collaboration with the ribbon weave artist Yat Wing Rock Mt Lo. In English. In Room 106.
Cost: $7 per child who creates the craft, all other family members FREE. Reserve in advance: call 514-398-4092 or email redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture.
Director: Mark Lewis. 2000. Through interviews and reenactments, The Natural History of the Chicken investigates the role of the chicken in American life and tells several remarkable stories. A Maine farmer says she found a chicken frozen stiff, but was able to resuscitate it. Colorado natives tell a story of the chicken who lost its head-- and went on living. A Virginia farmer tells about (and demonstrates) the benefits of raising chickens for his own consumption.
By Bradley J. Siwick (Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast Science [Tier II], Chemistry, McGill)
1999. Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name which was first published in 1973. The town of Black River Falls seems gripped by some peculiar malaise and the weekly news is dominated by bizarre tales of madness, eccentricity and violence amongst the local population.
Belugas, Bears and Toxins in the Arctic
Presented by Pauline Brousseau and Michel Fournier (Professeurs à l'Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) - Institut Armand-Frappier - Université du Québec)
Ever wondered what quantum physics and love have in common? Or how the first sparks of love are created by a combination of three neurochemicals?
This Freaky Friday invites McGill Science students to submit a proposal to give a winning 4 minute, 4 slide- only presentation on the quirks and quarks of love. You need to present the scientific evidence and show that you can communicate the divine complexity of love to a general audience. Initial proposal (one page maximum) due Jan. 31, 2014. Send to science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Decipher the secrets of Egyptian mummies. Make your own miniature mummy to take home.
New Nature Talks at the Museum!
By Catherine Polcz (Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald College, McGill)
In this talk, the first of the New Nature series, Catherine Polcz will explore the curious story and cultural meaning of Dürer's rhinocerus, a 1515 woodblock print made by the German artist Albrecht Dürer. Given as a gift to the Portugeuse king Manuel I, the rendered rhinocerus was the first seen in Europe since Roman times. Despite the animal's short life and tragic death, the rhinocerus quickly became an emblem of both Roman antiquity and an expanding world.