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In pursuit of pulsars

Tue, 2007-08-14 10:00

A conference co-organized by Vicky Kaspi and Andrew Cumming, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the first radio pulsar in the summer of 1967, will be hosted by the pulsar group at McGill, August 12-17, 2007. Important discoveries of the last 40 years will be highlighted, addressing the most interesting and topical areas of neutron star astrophysics today. Some 200 astrophysicists from around the world will be assembled for the conference.

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Podcast: McGill's Karl Moore talks management with Amrita Nain (part 2)

Tue, 2007-08-14 12:00

Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.

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No need to worry about lead poisoning - Cases of lead poisoning in Canada are rare

Thu, 2007-08-16 09:00

The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC wishes to reassure parents in light of massive toy recall

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Contact: Lisa Dutton
Organization: The Montreal Children’s Hospital, MUHC
Office Phone: 514-412-4307
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Our neighbour, the neutron star

Mon, 2007-08-20 12:00

Possibly the closest neutron star to Earth discovered by McGill and Penn State astronomers

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Contact: Mark Shainblum
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Princeton Review gives McGill high marks

Tue, 2007-08-21 13:00

Again ranked among “Best 366 Colleges” in North America

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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Arctic ice at all-time low

Tue, 2007-08-21 09:00

There is less sea ice in the Arctic than ever before recorded, thanks in part to a warm, sunny summer, and the melting season isn't even over. Bruno Tremblay, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at McGill, is planning a research cruise to the Russian Arctic in September. He has been observing updated maps of the sea ice extent, which show the quickly melting ice. "I never thought it would go that low that fast," Tremblay said. "There's still a month of melting in front of us, and we're already past the record of 2005."


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Music and the brain

Wed, 2007-08-22 12:00

Why does a sweet guitar lick give us goose bumps? The CBC interviews musician, sound engineer, record producer and McGill neuroscientist Daniel Levitin. His bestselling book, This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, comes out in paperback on Aug. 28.

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Discovery declassified

Tue, 2007-08-21 12:00

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.

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Smooth operators, if the groove's right

Fri, 2007-08-24 12:00

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.

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Podcast: McGill's Karl Moore talks management with Pierre Beaudoin

Tue, 2007-08-28 09:30

Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.

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