The image entitled Splendors and Miseries of a Supergiant wins a Jury award for the 2019 edition of the Acfas “La preuve par l’image” competition.

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An image submitted by professors Laurent Drissen (U. Laval) and Nicole St-Louis (U. de Montréal) as well as the doctoral student Marcel Sévigny (U. Laval), all members of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec…

Finaliste du prix Relève scientifique 2019 : Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo

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La professeure de l’Université de Montréal Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, est l’une des deux personnes finalistes du prix Relève scientifique 2019. Professeure depuis 2013 au Département de physique de l’Université de Montréal et membre du Centre de recherche…

An asteroid is named in honor of astrophysicist Gilles Fontaine

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Quebec astrophysicist Gilles Fontaine, Professor at the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal and member of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), has just received an unusual honor by having his…

Inauguration du nouveau campus MIL – Les membres du CRAQ de l’UdeM déménagent dans le nouveau complexe des sciences.

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Trois ans après la première pelletée de terre, le Complexe des sciences du campus MIL accueille la communauté universitaire. Le Complexe des sciences de l’Université de Montréal, pierre angulaire du nouveau campus MIL, a été inauguré vendredi,…

Water detected on an exoplanet located in its star’s habitable zone

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An artistic representation of the exoplanet K2-18b. Credit: Alex Boersma Ever since the discovery of the first exoplanet in the 1990s, astronomers have made steady progress towards finding and probing planets located in the habitable zone…

CRAQ researcher Martin Aubé and his students launch a balloon in the stratosphere to better understand light pollution.

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Martin Aubé, physics teacher at Cégep de Sherbrooke and member of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), along with four of his students launched a stratospheric balloon in Timmins, Ontario, to collect data…

The dark side of extrasolar planets share surprisingly similar temperatures

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New study suggests that the nightsides of hot Jupiters share clouds made of minerals  Graphic: Schematic of clouds on the night side of a hot Jupiter exoplanet. The underlying atmosphere is over 800 C, hot enough to vaporize rocks. Atmospheric motion from…

Laurent Drissen, professeur à l’Université Laval et chercheur du CRAQ, publie un ouvrage grand public sur le rôle méconnu des étoiles massives.

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Des vagues dans l’espace-temps – Splendeurs des étoiles massives, de Laurent Drissen, offre une description du rôle important mais méconnu des étoiles massives dans l’écologie galactique et l’évolution chimique de l’Univers. Le 14 septembre 2015, des…

PhD student Ismaël Moumen leads an astronomy project for First Nations youth

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Ismaël Moumen, a PhD student at Université Laval and member of the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), is behind a development project using astronomy as a tool to integrate Quebec’s Aboriginal youth. The…

Probing a new class of exoplanets

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An international team led by a UdeM astronomer gets a clearer picture of what is likely the most abundant type of planet in the universe. Artist’s illustration of gas streaming from GK 3470 b. Credit : NASA,…