There was an astonishing revelation at McGill's recent conference on pulsars. The pulsar was first observed in 1967 by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and the Nobel Prize in Physics for its discovery went to her supervisor, Professor Antony Hewish. In fact, pulsars had previously been noticed by a U.S. army sergeant. Some 40 years later, Charles Schisler revealed his secret to a Montreal audience of scientists and researchers.
Need musical accompaniment for the day's dusting? Crank up AC/DC's Back in Black. The advice emerges from a study done by McGill music and psychology professor Daniel Levitin that looks inside the brain to understand not only our emotional responses to music but also explores the physiological reasons for why different types of music suit different activities.
Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.
A new study by McGill parasitologist Roger Prichard has found that ivermectin, the only drug available to treat onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is triggering the very genetic changes that are building drug resistance in the parasite that causes the disease.
And so begins another school year...
Between them, Dan Levitin and Sandy Pearlman have worked on records that have sold upwards of 300 million copies. Guess that makes them the right choice to teach a new course on the technology behind music production.
McGill earns props for going green; baseball umps are not colour blind; Montreal's infrastructure crumbles even more; hot time in the Arctic; and doing the neutron dance.
A primer for American newcomers to McGill by SSMU prez Jake Itzkowitz.
Stricken with debilitating muscular dystrophy, Carey Ashton, the McGill Redbirds bench coach, pours his all into the game, and the players, he loves.
One year into his new job, Mort Mendelson outlines what's been done to accentuate the student experience at McGill and what the plans are for future improvements.