Undergraduate science students:
the Winter 2016 edition of Soup and Science will take place:
- January 18-22, 2016
- 11:30 AM each day
- in the Redpath Museum
Soup and Science is held for one week at the start of each fall and winter term. Each day at lunch, undergraduate science students are invited to see and hear some of our coolest professors give short presentations about their research. Then as you mingle over lunch, you will be able to find out more about their research and how you can participate. Come and discover some of the opportunities that exist both within and outside your own departments.
The preliminary list of presenters is as follows, plus others may be added. Follow the links below to visit participating researchers' websites.
Monday, January 18, 2016
- Prof. Celia Greenwood (Epidemiology and Biostatics; Human Genetics)
Statistical methods for genetics and genomics
- Prof. Rustam Khaliullin (Chemistry)
Imaginary lives of electrons: theory and simulation of energy conversion processes in nanomaterials
- Prof. Suzanne King (Psychiatry; Douglas Hospital)
Prenatal maternal stress; Schizophrenia; Multidisciplinary research; Developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD).
- Prof. Jérôme Vétois (Mathematics & Statistics)
Stability issues in partial differential equations. Nonlinear analysis on manifolds.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
- Prof. Daryl Haggard (Physics)
Active galactic nuclei (accreting supermassive black holes) and their host galaxies, the Galactic center and Sgr A*, and accretion-driven outﬂows using multi-wavelength and time domain surveys.
- Prof. Margaret Kalacska (Geography)
Remote sensing, UAV videography, GIS, biodiversity
- Prof. David Meger (Computer Science)
Computer vision, machine learning, and robotics
- Prof. Timothy Merlis (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics
- Prof. Brigitte Vachon (Physics)
Properties and interactions between the smallest components of matter in high energy particle collisions
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
- Prof. James Gleason (Chemistry)
Organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, drug design
- Prof. Virginie Millien (Redpath Museum)
The response of mammal species to climate warming and habitat change
- Prof. Adam Oberman (Mathematics & Statistics)
Numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations. The mathematics of decision making in continuous time and space.
- Prof. Don Smith (Plant Science)
Crop eco-physiology; biofuels.
- Prof. Alanna Watt (Biology)
Neuronal pathophysiology in mouse models of ataxia
Thursday, January 21, 2016
- Prof. Jorge Armony (Douglas Institute)
Dysfunctions of the fear system, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, FMRI and brain imaging
- Prof. Jackie Chi Kit Cheung (Computer Science)
Natural language processing, Computational semantics, Natural language generation, Automatic summarization
- Prof. Nicolas Cowan (Earth & Planetary Sciences; Physics)
Extrasolar planets, space telescopes, planetary climate.
- Prof. James Kirkpatrick (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
Earthquakes: how fault geometry, composition and fluid transport properties control faulting and deformation of the crust
Friday, January 22, 2016
- Prof. Anmar Khadra (Physiology)
Mathematical modeling in physiology, applied mathematics, computational methods, quantitative immunology/endocrinology, nonlinear dynamics.
- Prof. Nicole Li-Jessen (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders)
In vitro, in vivo and in silico (computational) approaches to study vocal fold biology and wound healing, voice disorder, agent-based modeling, bioreactor.
- Prof. Johanna Neslehova (Mathematics & Statistics)
Multivariate analysis, dependence modeling, nonparametric and asymptotic statistics, multivariate extreme value theory, empirical processes, applications to biostatistics, neuroscience and risk management
- Prof. Mary Stevenson (Medicine; Microbiology & Immunology)
What can mice teach us about immunity to malaria?
- Prof. Sarah Woolley (Biology)
What bird brains can teach us about learning, perception and variability
victor.chisholm [at] mcgill.ca (Victor Chisholm), Undergraduate Research Officer, 514-398-5964