Why Physics Matters?

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There’s a new kid on the public science lecture series block: Physics Matters. Here’s why.

Nobel winner has very fond memories of McGill

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Earlier this week, fifty years after completing his Master’s at McGill and beginning his PhD in physiological psychology here, John O’Keefe was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine. In an exclusive interview with the Reporter, O’Keefe remembers his time at McGill as “an incredibly exciting time.”

McGill graduate John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine

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McGill alumnus John O’Keefe was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space. O’Keefe, who received his doctorate in physiological psychology from McGill in 1967, is director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in Neural Circuits and Behaviour at University College London.