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Discovering the Truth in High Energy Physics

Discovering the Truth in High Energy Physics Feb. 8, 2018
In this talk, Dr. Dominguez will explain how physicists use the Large Hadron Collider to discover the truth about how the universe really works. Read More ›

How Green Chemistry Invents New Ways from Abundant Resources and Energies

How Green Chemistry Invents New Ways from Abundant Resources and Energies Jan. 4, 2018
In this talk, Prof. Audrey Moores from the Department of Chemistry at the McGill University will discuss sustainability and some potential roles chemistry can play, such as using iron to replace precious metals in important industrial processes. Read More ›

Winning the War on Climate Change: Twelve Myths Debunked

Winning the War on Climate Change: Twelve Myths Debunked Dec. 7, 2017
In his talk, Prof. Normand Mousseau from the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal will debunk twelve climate change myths. With this gained clarity, it will become clear that the solution to climate change issues is not foremost of technological or scientific nature, but is fundamentally political. Read More ›

The Beautiful Two-dimensional World: An Exploration of Flatworld

The Beautiful Two-dimensional World: An Exploration of Flatworld Nov. 2, 2017
Prof. Michael Hilke from the Department of Physics at McGill University will talk about his research on special types of materials, such as graphene. He talk will go into the two-dimensional lives of electrons living on these special materials. Read More ›

Metamaterials: Going Beyond What Nature Gives Us

Metamaterials: Going Beyond What Nature Gives Us Oct. 5, 2017
Prof. Amy Szuchmacher Blum from the Department of Chemistry at McGill University will talk about her research on metamaterials. We will learn about the applications of metamaterials and examples of how the Blum group are repurposing proteins from viruses to make these exciting new materials. Read More ›

What Was Before The Big Bang - And How Might We Tell?

What Was Before The Big Bang - And How Might We Tell? Sept. 7, 2017
Prof. Robert Brandenberger from McGill University will talk about his research on the origins of the universe. We will explore how seeds laid down in the very early universe developed into the large-scale structure we observe today, and how this may teach us about the beginnings of the universe. Read More ›

Machine Learning and Crowdsourcing Made Easy for Physicists

Machine Learning and Crowdsourcing Made Easy for Physicists May 4, 2017
Everybody Can Teach a Machine a Little Physics! This lecture will give a basic introduction to machine learning and show examples of its application in physics. Some of these physics problems are tackled via a citizen-science/crowdsourcing approach, where science enthusiasts can inspect physics data (often in the form of images) and provide feedback that is used to train machine learning models. Read More ›

Global Warming: We've Had This Coming For A Long Time

Global Warming: We've Had This Coming For A Long Time April 6, 2017
Prof. Nicolas Cowan (McGill U.) Read More ›

Cutting it Both Ways - Ionizing Radiation and Cancer

Cutting it Both Ways - Ionizing Radiation and Cancer Mar. 2, 2017
Prof. John Kildea (Medical Physics at McGill U.) Read More ›

Black Holes, String Theory and Quantum Gravity

Black Holes, String Theory and Quantum Gravity Jan. 5, 2017
Prof. Alex Maloney (McGill U.) Read More ›

Nanotechnology: there is plenty of room at the bottom

Nanotechnology: there is plenty of room at the bottom Dec. 1, 2016
Prof. Peter Grutter (McGill U.) Read More ›

Quantum Computing: The Science Behind the News

Quantum Computing: The Science Behind the News Aug. 4, 2016
Prof. Bill Coish (McGill U.) Read More ›

A Massive Quest: The Higgs Boson Discovery

A Massive Quest: The Higgs Boson Discovery July 7, 2016
Andrée Robichaud-Véronneau Read More ›

The Physics of Disasters

The Physics of Disasters June 2, 2016
Prof. Nikolas Provatas (McGill U.) Read More ›

Squeezing New Information out of DNA

Squeezing New Information out of DNA April 7, 2016
Prof. Sabrina Leslie (McGill) Read More ›

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