February 2021

The 31st edition of Soup and Science was hosted virtually through Zoom. Students and community members heard from 17 outstanding McGill professors and 3 student speakers across disciplines talk about their research program in lightning-style talks, followed by active discussions in dynamic breakout rooms. Click on the session date to view the  video recording of the presentation. 

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
Satellite and Drone Earth Observation


Prof. Jérôme Waldispühl
School of Computer Science
Structural bioinformatics and citizen science

Nicholas Vieira (student speaker)
Department of Physics
The Physics Hackathon goes international



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

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

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


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

Anthony Quint (student speaker)
Physiology and Mathematics
Mathematical modeling of calcium signals in osteoblasts



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

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

Prof. Bill Coish
Department of Physics
Quantum computing


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

Prof. Brian Robinson
Department of Geography
Livelihoods, environment and development



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

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

Prof. Jelena Ristic
Department of Psychology
Two is company, three is a crowd: Understanding social communication in groups and crowds


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

Kusha Sareen (student speaker)
Physiology and Mathematics
Calcium dynamics in myelination



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




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

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