September 2021

The 32nd edition of Soup and Science was hosted virtually through Zoom. Students and community members heard from outstanding McGill professors and 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 October 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Oana Balmau
School of Computer Science
The Future Challenges of Data Management in Edge Computing

Prof. Mette Bendixen
Department of Geography
Why are we running out of sand and what can we do about it?


Prof. Matthew Harrington
Department of Chemistry
Bio-inspired Materials Processing

Prof. Anastasia Nijnik
Department of Physiology
Making Blood Cells: Control of Gene Expression in Hematopoesis in Health and Disease


Ms. Anya Mueller
Department of Biology
Characterizing Haida Gwaii's eDNA communities




Wednesday September 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Parisa Ariya
Department of Chemistry; Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Advancing climate and health research in the era of COVID-19

Prof. Vincent van Hinsberg
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Sending probes into the deep Earth


Prof. Oliver Coomes
Department of Geography
Making a living in the Amazon rain forest: livelihoods, poverty and conservation

Prof. Kartiek Agarwal
Department of Physics
Quantum computing with Majoranas


Kaiyuan Wang (Student)
Department of Geography and Earth & Planetary Sciences
A sustainable future for Canadian Peat


Tuesday September 28 , 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Jérôme Vétois
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Conformal Geometry and Prescribed Curvature Problems

Prof. Ives Levesque
Department of Medical Physics
A window into the human body


Prof. Timothy Merlis
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Extreme Precipitation in Hurricanes

Prof. Jamie Kirkpatrick
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Fast and slow earthquakes


Hannah Owens
Integrated Program in Neuroscience
BrainReach North: Discover our Science-Education Initiative




Monday September 27 , 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Prof. Galen Halverson
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

What can rocks tell us about the origins of eukaryotes?

Prof. Masha Prager-Khoutorsky
Department of Physiology
How brain regulates basic functions of the body, such as hunger, thirst, and hormonal levels


Prof. Simon Caron-Huot
Department of Physics

Causality and how it helps particle physics

Prof. Amy Blum
Department of Chemistry

Creating novel nanostructured devices and materials


Mr. Benjamin Rudski
Computer Science and Biology

AntNupTracker: Developing (and Re-developing) a Mobile Application for Tracking Ant Nuptial Flights



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

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