Caroline Brown winner of the 2015-2016 Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
We are very pleased to announce that our Graduate Programs Administrator Caroline Brown has been selected for the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for 2015-2016. This award, given out by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, recognizes Caroline's dedication to graduate students in our department, the efficiency that she has brought to our operations and her visible devotion towards her work.
Congratulations to Ms. Farzaneh Mahvash Mohammadi who was named "étudiant-chercheur étoile" by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT) for March 2016. Ms. Mahvash Mohammadi, who works under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Szkopek, was honoured for her article Space-Charge Limited Transport in Large-Area Monolayer Hexagonal Boron Nitride which was published in Nano Letters.
Full story on the FRQ website.
On behalf of the Faculty of Science and on the occasion of Science Convocation ceremonies (November 10, 2015), Dean of Science Bruce Lennox offers congratulations to all graduating students, from B.Sc. to Ph.D., and also to the following prizewinners.
On behalf of the Faculty of Science and on the occasion of Science Convocation ceremonies (June 2, 2015), Dean of Science Martin Grant offer congratulations to all graduating students, from bachelor's to doctoral, and also to the following prizewinners.
Congratulations to Professor Victoria Kaspi in the Department of Physics, who was awarded the Killam Prize today. Valued at $100,000, this is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for academic-career achievement. Vicky Kaspi is a world-renowned astrophysicist known for her cutting-edge work on neutron stars and pulsars.
Congratulations to Professor Victoria Kaspi in the Department of Physics! She has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for advancing our understanding of the astrophysics of neutron stars by elucidating the relationship between anomalous X-ray pulsars, soft gamma-ray repeaters, and magnetars.
Congratulations to Dr. Charles Gale, James McGill Professor in the Department of Physics, for winning a Humboldt Research Award!
Valued at 60,000 EUR, this award is granted by Germany's Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date. The award recognizes scholars whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
The Faculty of Science extends congratulations to alumnus John O'Keefe who was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space. Dr. O’Keefe worked under the supervision of Professor Ron Melzack (Department of Psychology) and received his PhD from McGill in 1967. Read more:
- McGill grad John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine (McGill news release)
- Nobel winner has very fond memories of McGill (McGill Reporter article)
Congratulations to Prof. Matt Dobbs in the Department of Physics for winning the inaugural Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society. He received this award in recognition of his international leadership on the design and implementation of systems using Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensor bolometers. The prize citation states in part:
What if you could re-engineer chemical processes so that instead of using toxic solvents or expensive catalysts, you could incite molecules to bind simply by grinding them together? McGill Chemistry Professor Tomislav Friscic is a leader in the field of mechanochemistry. Read more about his work in "Grinding chemistry" from the Chemical Institute of Canada.