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 Fall 2012 edition of Soup and Science took place September 10-14, 2012, 11:30 AM each day, in the Redpath Museum.
Follow the links below to visit participating researchers' websites.
Monday, September 10, 2012
- Prof. Maurice Chacron (Physiology): Neuromodulators, burst firing, weakly electric fish, neural coding
- Prof. Gabriella Coleman (Art History & Communication Studies): Science, Technology Studies, Hackers, Digital Activism, Open Access
- Prof. Sabrina Leslie (Physics): Single-molecule biophysics
- Prof. Nikolas Provatas (Physics): Materials science, crystals, defects, snow flakes, microstructure, pattern formation, flame fronts.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
- Prof. Eric Galbraith (Earth & Planetary Sciences): Paleoclimate, Oceanography, Earth System Modeling
- Prof. Yi Huang (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences): Atmospheric Radiation and Physical Climatology
- Prof. Justin Kollman (Anatomy & Cell Biology): Intracellular organization of bacterial cells
- Prof. Johannes Walcher (Mathematics & Statistics and Physics): Geometry of string theory, mirror symmetry
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
- Prof. Ehab Abouheif (Biology): How genes and environment interact during development to generate phenotypic diversity
- Prof. Kalle Gehring (Biochemistry): Structural biology, biophysics, proteins
- Prof. Virginie S. Millien (Redpath Museum): Mammal, evolution, morphology, climate change, island
- Prof. Wayne Pollard (Geography): Arctic, Antarctic, Mars, Permafrost, Ground ice
- Prof. Stéfan Sinclair (Languages, Literatures & Cultures): Design, development, usage and theorization of tools for the digital humanities; text analysis and visualization
Thursday, September 13, 2012
- Prof. Lea Berrang-Ford (Geography): Health geography, spatial epidemiology, environmental change & global health.
- Prof. Audrey Moores (Chemistry): Green chemistry, Nanoparticles, Iron, Cellulose, Catalysis
- Prof. Martin Robillard (Computer Science): Software engineering, software archive mining, API usability, recommendation systems, natural language processing.
- Prof. Edward Ruthazer (Neurology & Neurosurgery): Live imaging, neuron, development, visual system, electrophysiology, single-cell gene manipulation
- Prof. Hsiu-Ting Yu (Psychology): Quantitative psychology, psychometrics, latent variable models, modeling change over time
Friday, September 14, 2012
- Prof. Amy Blum (Chemistry): Creating novel nanostructured devices and materials through self assembly
- Prof. William Harvey (Kinesiology & Physical Education): Pedagogy, Adapted Physical Activity
- Prof. Tim Johns (Dietetics and Human Nutrition): Ethnobotany, with emphasis on traditional uses of cultivated and wild plants.
- Prof. Yajing Liu (Earth & Planetary Sciences): Earthquake physics and fault mechanics
- Prof. Janine Mauzeroll (Chemistry): Electrochemistry, Microscopy, Cancer, Corrosion
victor.chisholm [at] mcgill.ca (Victor Chisholm), Undergraduate Research Officer, 514-398-5964