2016 Department News
For the first time in a decade Canadians were treated to a rare sight as Mercury cut across the face of the Sun, and the McMaster Sidewalk Astronomers were there to make sure that everyone had a chance to get a good look. The group set up their 10" reflector telescope (complete with solar filter to protect the observers' eyes) at the corner of campus near ETB for the morning and early afternoon to let curious passers-by take a peek as Mercury's orbit cut between the Earth and the Sun, visible as a small ink black disc cutting across the bright backdrop of our nearest star.
Thanks to McMaster's Sidewalk Astronomy group for sharing their passion with the community and giving the public the chance to catch such and astounding view!
Maikel Rheinstadter has recently been honored with the title of University Scholar.
Maikel was recognized for his work on cell membranes, particularly focusing on the study of trans-membrane proteins which are the first to be attacked by infectious diseases.
Maikel's work includes the development of techniques which use the world's most powerful in-house x-ray instrument dedicated to cell membrane research to study membrane embedded proteins under realistic physiological conditions. This understanding gained from these new techniques could lead to improved treatment for disease and the development of advanced materials and biosensors.
You can read the announcement of theDaily Newswebsite.
McMaster's Catherine Kallin, has recently been awarded the prestigious Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics. She is just one of two women and the only Canadian to be honoured with the Fellowship, which will allow Catherine to continue her research into superconductivity at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara for the remainder of 2016.
You can read the whole story on theDaily News
Congratulations to Catherine on this great achievement!