Great success for the eclipse observation at Université de Montréal!


iREx and CRAQ astronomers and students welcomed nearly 1,000 people at UdeM to observe the great North American solar eclipse of 21 August. Members of the academic community as well as the general public gathered on…

Three CRAQ researchers landed an important FRQNT Team research project grant to study black holes


An inter-university team, led by Professor Julie Hlvacek-Larrondo, from Université de Montréal, and Professors Daryl Haggard and Tracy Webb, from McGill University, successfully landed an important FRQNT Team research project grant to study black holes. The…

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Blinking Brown Dwarfs


Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds — specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these…

The CRAQ welcomes two new professors


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) welcomes two new professors in astrophysics. Björn Benneke has joined the Université de Montréal’s astrophysics group in June while Jason Rowe joined the group at Bishop’s University…

The secret of magnetic cycles in stars


Using new numerical simulations, scientists from the Center for research in astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) at University of Montréal, CEA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics can explain why the Sun’s magnetic field reverses every eleven…

Astrophysicist and CRAQ collaborator Jean-René Roy is appointed Knight of the Ordre national du Québec

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Jean-René Roy is an astrophysicist and associate professor in the Département de physique, génie physique et optique at Université Laval. He received his PhD in astronomy from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. After working…

CRAQ and CFHT share the stars at the Eureka Festival!


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation (CFHT), were present at the 2017 Eureka Festical! Enthusiastic CRAQ students took part in this 11th edition of the festival which took…

Paul Charbonneau, professor at UdeM and CRAQ researcher, publishes an introductory work on the modeling of complex system


NATURAL COMPLEXITY: A Modeling Handbook, by Paul Charbonneau, provides a short, hands-on introduction to the science of complexity using simple computational models of natural complex systems—with models and exercises drawn from physics, chemistry, geology, and biology….

A CRAQ researcher makes a very rare discovery: Failed star orbits a dead star every 71 minutes


An international team of astronomers using data from the rejuvenated Kepler space telescope have discovered a rare gem: A binary system consisting of a failed star, also known as a brown dwarf, and the remnant of…

CRAQ’s researchers used the VLA to get new insight into galaxy cluster’s spectacular “mini-halo”


An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and her PhD student Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, both from the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) and Université de Montréal, used the National Science Foundation’s…