Soup and Science is held for one week at the start of each fall and winter term. Each day at lunch, undergraduate science students are invited to see and hear some of our coolest professors give short presentations about their research. Then as you mingle over lunch, you will be able to find out more about their research and how you can participate. Come and discover some of the opportunities that exist both within and outside your own departments.
The Winter 2010 edition of Soup and Science took place January 11-15, 2010, 11:30 AM each day, in the Redpath Museum.
Webcasts: Most presentations are now available as webcasts and podcasts. Both audio and video versions are available. (Some presentations are not available due to copyright concerns.)
Monday, January 11, 2010
- Prof. Jan Adamowski (Bioresource Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science)
Statistical hydrology; adaptive and integrated water resources management
- Prof. Francois Corriveau (Physics)
Particle Physics, High Energy Physics, Structure of Matter, Fundamental Interactions
- Prof. Galen Halverson (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Reconstructing the evolution of ancient environments using the sedimentary record.
- Prof. Jörg Kienzle (Computer Science)
Dependable software development, aspect-orientation, massively multiplayer games
- Prof. Johanna Nešlehová (Mathematics and Statistics)
Dependence modeling, extremes and copulas
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
- Prof. Claire de Mazancourt (Redpath Museum)
Theoretical ecology of species interactions, ecosystem functioning and evolution of ecological traits.
- Prof. Lawrence Mysak (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
Developing and applying reduced complexity models of the Earth system to better understand decadal and longer term climate variability and change.
- Prof. Wayne Pollard (Geography)
Polar connections: Arctic and Antarctic permafrost and astrobiology as analogues for Mars
- Prof. Derek Ruths (Computer Science)
Complex systems, network science, biological networks, social networks
- Prof. Thomas Shultz (Psychology + School of Computer Science)
Evolution, cognitive development, interactions between knowledge and learning, techniques for analyzing knowledge representations in neural networks, and cognitive consistency phenomena in social psychology.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
- Prof. Jean-Benoit Charron (Plant Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science)
Chromatin regulatory mechanisms of stress tolerance in cereals, epigenetics, genomics, molecular biology
- Prof. Benjamin Forest (Geography)
Identity; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); political representation; territorial politics.
- Prof. Pejmun Haghighi (Physiology)
Synaptic growth and function; neurobiology; genetics; Drosophila
- Prof. David Hanna (Physics)
Experimental particle physics, very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy, instrumentation development
- Prof. Youla Tsantrizos (Chemistry)
Chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, antitumor and antiviral agents, high throughput parallel synthesis
- Prof. Melissa Vollrath (Neurology & Neurosurgery; Physiology)
Hearing, balance, mechanosensation, neuroscience
Thursday, January 14, 2010
- Prof. Parisa Ariya (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences + Chemistry)
Atmospheric chemistry, global climate change, chemical kinetics and dynamics, atmospheric modelling, green technology, bioaerosol chemisty and physics
- Prof. Sarah Hall (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Active tectonics, paleoclimatology, geomorphology, applications of in situ produced cosmogenic radionuclides
- Prof. Terence Hébert (Pharmacology)
Cellular Signalling and Drug Discovery
- Prof. Shan-Lu Liu (Microbiology & Immunology)
Retrovirus, human cancer, and gene therapy
- Prof. Walter Reisner (Physics)
The basic science of nanoconfined polymers and applications of nanofluidic technology to biological analysis.
Friday, January 15, 2010
- Prof. Daniel Bernard (Pharmacology)
Reproduction, pituitary gland, molecular endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, signal transduction, gene expression
- Prof. Melanie Dirks (Psychology)
The association between social competence and youth psychopathology, with a particular focus on economically disadvantaged children and adolescents.
- Prof. David Stephens (Mathematics and Statistics)
Bayesian inference and computation, with specific research interests in time series
- Prof. Jérôme Waldispühl (Computer Science)
Computational Structural Biology, transmembrane proteins, RNA, structure ensembles, mutational landscape.
Undergraduate Research Officer
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