Consistently ranked as one of the top research universities in Canada and one of the country’s most innovative, McMaster believes in creating an innovative and stimulating learning environment where students can prepare themselves to excel, both at the university and beyond. Science is a research-intensive Faculty at the heart of McMaster University.
Our students are taught by some of the leading scientific researchers in their fields and receive fantastic opportunities to participate in ground-breaking research. Our numerous graduate programs are respected around the world. Together we investigate worlds from the nano scale to the theoretical, and everything in between. We explore areas as diverse as the best ways to teach and learn, activities to stay healthy, and new methods to model and view the universe, among many others.
Greg Slater, Geography & Earth Sciences, is part of a team of Canadian and UK researchers that has collected and analyzed some of the world’s oldest water, some estimated to be as old as 2.6 billion years old. The water, collected from a Timmins, Ontario mine nearly 2.4 km below ground, has implications about where life on Earth, and Mars, may exist. The study, published in the journal Nature, has caught the attention of media from across Canada.
Kari Dalnoki-Veress, Physics & Astronomy, will share the Brockhouse Medal for his contributions to physics in Canada, an honour he shares with his frequent collaborator, James Forrest, University of Waterloo. Recognizing their contributions to the understanding of physics of macromolecules in thin films, and soft matter physics, they will receive the Brockhouse Medal on May 30 at the Canadian Association of Physicists Congress.