The Horton-Strahler number and the Brownian tree


Classified as: #DepartmentofMathematicsandStatistics
Published on: 21 Nov 2023

Students coming from high school often arrive with specific – and mistaken – expectations of the mathematics classroom. In Rustum Choksi’s courses he emphasizes a pedagogical paradigm shift, whereby mathematics is not about memorization nor symbolic manipulations and calculations but rather a beautiful and diverse discipline which is often a means to understanding our complex world.

Published on: 20 Nov 2023

Former McGill student Russell T. Shinohara has been named the recipient of the 2023 Mortimer Spiegelman Award for "his important contributions to biostatistics and imaging, as well as his proven track record of leadership and mentorship." 

Dr. Shinohara was an undergraduate and master's student in the McGill Department of Mathematics and Statistics and completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University. He is now a Professor of Biostatistics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Published on: 12 Oct 2023

Read the article, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal:

Published on: 25 Aug 2023

Matt Bowen, a doctoral student in mathematics at McGill University, has been awarded the 2023 Carl Herz Prize by the Institut des sciences mathématiques for his preprint Monochromatic products and sums in 2-colorings of ℕ, a new proof of the special case of Hindman’s conjecture when there are two colours.

Published on: 31 May 2023

The McCall MacBain Foundation has announced the thirty students from 10 countries who will form its first cohort of global scholars at McGill University, arriving in September 2023. Among them are four students who will be pursuing degrees in the Faculty of Science.

Classified as: Faculty of Science, #DepartmentofMathematicsandStatistics
Published on: 26 Apr 2023

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) has selected Professor Johanna Nešlehová as the 28th recipient of the Krieger-Nelson Prize. This award, established in 1995, recognizes outstanding contributions to research by a woman or female-identifying mathematician working in Canada.

Published on: 28 Mar 2023

Last year, Professor Marcin Sabok and PhD student Matt Bowen of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics published an important advance in what's known as Ramsey Theory.

In a new article for Quanta Magazine, the math writer Dr. Leila Sloman reports on Sabok and Bowen's proof. 

Published on: 16 Mar 2023

Antoine Labelle has been named the recipient of the 2023 William Moser Memorial Prize, an award given to McGill students who achieve outstanding results in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

Published on: 22 Feb 2023

Congratulations to Professor Christian Genest on being awarded the 2023 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize! The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize is the premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences.

Classified as: Faculty of Science
Published on: 19 Jan 2023

McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.

Registration is now open to students in every program for FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions, a new undergraduate course featuring a team of multi-disciplinary instructors who will present diverse perspectives on the scientific and social dimensions of climate change.

Published on: 14 Jul 2022

The Faculty of Science’s new Computational and Data Systems Initiative will help researchers unlock the power of data-intensive research methods

If you follow science news, you will almost certainly have encountered the term ‘modelling’. From understanding climate change, to predicting the course of a pandemic, to developing the pharmaceuticals to fight one, scientists seem to have a ‘model’ for everything. But have you ever wondered just what the term means and how scientists go about creating models?

Published on: 29 Apr 2022

Milton Riaño, McGill’s Climate Change Artist-in-Residence, will curate the Faculty of Science’s Bicentennial Science/Art Exposition, billed as a “celebration of science in all its forms”.

The art show organizers are calling on all members of the McGill community to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.

Published on: 30 Aug 2021


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