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Soup and Science

Join us for the 31st edition of Soup and Science, hosted virtually through Zoom. Hear from outstanding McGill professors across disciplines talk about their research program in lightning-style talks, followed by the opportunity to ask your questions to each professor. 

Monday February 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Stephanie Weber
Department of Biology

Organelles without borders: How liquid droplets organize the cell

Prof. Ivy Tan
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Clouds in a changing climate


Prof. David Rolnick
School of Computer Science

Tackling climate change with machine learning

Prof. Kevin Manaugh
Department of Geography and McGill School of Environment

Sustainable Urban Transport



Upcoming Events

Tuesday February 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Rowan Barrett
Redpath Museum
The genomics of adaptation to changing environments

Prof. Elliot Paquette
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Pictures of random matrices

Prof. Jelena Ristic
Department of Psychology

Kusha Sareen (student speaker)
Physiology and Mathematics

Wednesday February 3, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Prof. Bill Coish
Department of Physics
Quantum computing

Prof. Bärbel Knäuper
Department of Psychology
Innovations in weight management and eating behaviour programs

Prof. Johanna Nešlehová
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Finding a needle in a correlation haystack

Prof. Brian Robinson
Department of Geography

Thursday February 4, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Prof. Marc-André Légaré
Department of Chemistry
Metallomimetic chemistry of the main group elements: an approach for green catalysis and small-molecule activation

Prof. Djordje Romanic
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Thunderstorm outflows and their links to sustainability and resilience

Prof. Sarah Woolley
Department of Biology
What you hear shapes what you like

Anthony Quint (student speaker)
Physiology and Mathematics

Friday February 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Prof. Tami Pereg-Barnea
Department of Physics
Topology meets materials in two dimensions

Prof. Margaret Kalacska
Department of Geography

Prof. Jérôme Waldispühl
School of Computer Science

Nicholas Vieira (student speaker)


Free event! Registration required. Please register here.


Each speaker will present their research program within 5 minutes. Following the presentations, the moderated Question and Answer sessions will occur in breakout rooms, with one speaker and a moderator in each breakout room. Participants will be able to move between breakout rooms. In order to participate in the breakout rooms, please visit the Zoom Help Centre to download the most recent version of Zoom (version 5.3 or higher).


The event will be hosted in a Zoom session. The link to the Zoom session will be sent by email to registered participants 3 hours before the event.

Who should attend?

This event is designed for current students as well as prospective students and parents. Faculty, staff, and the general public who are interested in discussions about science are also invited to participate.


Event organizers are available to answer your questions! Get in touch by [at] (email).  


Preeti Purba-Singh, Research Office of the Faculty of Science
Eduardo Ganem Cuenca, Research Office of the Faculty of Science

Previous Editions

Visit the pages below for information on previous editions of Soup and Science.

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