A Life in Research
Research is the fuel that drives innovation and progress. The work of a researcher is often fascinating, frustrating, challenging, and rewarding. Meet some of McGill University’s most prominent researchers, men and women who have been recognized with major awards like the Ordre National du Quebec and the Order of Canada. These individuals have devoted their careers to answering questions no one else has been able to fully answer before. Find out what prompted them to explore their particular field, what motivates them, and what advice they would give to someone thinking of embarking on A Life in Research.
Episode 1: Astrophysics and Robots
Vicky Kaspi is an astrophysicist and leads the McGill Pulsar Group. Her research focuses on neutron stars: massive, dense celestial objects that emit bursts of radiation as they rotate and that are formed when a massive star explodes.
Gregory Dudek is Director of the McGill Mobile Robotics Lab. His research deals with sensing for robots and the development of underwater and amphibious robots.