Fourth edition of Soup and Science, September 2007
Each day at lunch from September 10-14, 2007, students came to the Redpath Museum to see and hear some of our professors give short presentations about their cutting-edge research. Everyone then chatted over lunch about how to participate in research. Students saw the interdisciplinary nature of much research at McGill, and that there are many research opportunities outside their own home departments.
This schedule is subject to change. Follow the links below to visit participating researchers' websites.
Monday, September 10, 2007 (11:30-1:00)
- Prof. Guillaume Gervais (Physics)
Quantum matter on-a-chip
- Prof. Bernhard Lehner (Geography)
Large scale hydrology, climate change impacts on global water resources, GIS focusing on hydrological issues
- Prof. Jeffrey McKenzie (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
The impact of tropical glacier recession on hydrology and water resources in Peru.
- Prof. Debra Titone (Psychology)
Cognitive neuroscience of language
- Prof. Jason Young (Biochemistry)
Molecular chaperones: the cellular system for protein folding and targeting.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 (11:30-1:00)
- Prof. Andrew Hendry (Redpath Museum & Department of Biology)
Evolution of biological diversity
- Prof. William Minarik (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
Laser Ablation Plasma Mass Spectrometry and Geochemistry
- Prof. Audrey Moores (Chemistry)
Green chemistry, Nanoparticles, Coordination chemistry, Catalysis
- Prof. Paul Tupper (Mathematics and Statistics)
Numerical analysis, stochastic processes, and statistical mechanics
- Prof. Sarah Turner (Geography)
Ethnic minorities, livelihoods, post-socialism, Vietnam.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 (11:30-1:00)
- Prof. Lea Berrang Ford (Geography)
Health geography, Infectious disease, Global health, Environmental change
- Prof. Patrick Hayden (Computer Science)
Quantum information theory
- Prof. Anthony Mittermaier (Chemistry)
Protein function at the atomic level
- Prof. Jeffrey Mogil (Psychology)
Genetics of pain
- Prof. Isabelle Rouiller (Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET).
Thursday, September 13, 2007 (11:30-1:00)
- Prof. Christopher Barrett (Chemistry)
Light-Activated Polymers for Photo-Switching Surfaces and Structures
- Prof. Robert Brandenberger (Physics)
- Prof. Dmitry Jakobson (Mathematics and Statistics)
Analysis (especially eigenfunctions of Laplacians), Spectral Geometry, Number Theory, Quantum Chaos, Graph Theory.
- Prof. Garry Peterson (Department of Geography & McGill School of the Environment)
Theory and practice of ecological management
- Prof. Tamara Western (Biology)
Cell walls and cellular differentiation
Friday, September 14, 2007 (11:30-1:00)
- Prof. Gail Chmura (Geography)
Global change and sustainability of coastal ecosystems
- Prof. Gonzalo Cosa (Chemistry)
Chemical Biology; Biophysics; bio-sensors; lipid bi-layers
- Prof. Lisa Koski (Neurology, Geriatrics & Clinical Epidemiology, Psychology)
Neurorehabilitation in stroke; Cognitive impairment in aging
- Prof. Don Kramer (Biology)
Behavioural ecology of sciurid rodents, especially squirrels and chipmunks; behavioural and population ecology of coral reef fishes with implications for conservation.
- Prof. Robert Rutledge (Physics)
Observational high energy astrophysics; behavior of neutron stars and black holes.
- Prof. Hans Vangheluwe (Computer Science)
Modelling and simulation based analysis and design of complex systems.
Undergraduate Research Officer
[ victor [dot] chisholm [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) ]