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McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

By  James Martin McGill professors Corinne Maurice and Kieran O’Donnell have been appointed to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program, a new initiative that helps outstanding early-career researchers develop the leadership and communication skills, and network connections, they’ll need to solve some of our most pressing problems

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom Astronomers for the first time detect repeat ‘fast radio bursts’ from same sky location Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source that is likely located well beyond the edge of our Milky Way galaxy. The findings indicate that these “fast radio bursts” come from an extremely powerful object which occasionally produces multiple bursts in under a minute.

Published on : 02 Mar 2016

Study reveals challenge for chip designers of future

To build the computer chips of the future, designers will need to understand how an electrical charge behaves when it is confined to metal wires only a few atom-widths in diameter.

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Published on : 06 Nov 2012