A new professor joins the CRAQ

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The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) welcomes a new professor of astrophysics. Katelin Schutz joined the McGill University Astrophysics Group as Assistant Professor in August 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics…

Emilie Parent receives one of the SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit for 2021

Emilie Parent, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Physics at McGill University and member of the McGill Space Institute, has received one of the 2021 Graduate Student Award of Merit from the Senior Women Academic Administrators…

Ziggy Pleunis receives a PhD Prize from IAU

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Ziggy Pleunis, who recently completed a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Victoria Kaspi (McGill), was awarded a PhD Prize from the “High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics” division of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)…

Nathalie Ouellette wins a Prix du recteur 2021

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Nathalie Ouellette, Coordinator of iREx and CRAQ member, is the winner of one of the “Prix du Recteur” of the Université de Montréal awards for 2021, in the category Initiative. This award recognises the imagination, dynamism…

CRAQ member Victoria Kaspi receives the 2021 Shaw Prize in Astronomy

The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2021 is shared equally by Victoria M. Kaspi, Professor of Physics and Director of McGill Space Institute, McGill University, Canada and Chryssa Kouveliotou, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics at George Washington University, USA for their contributions to our understanding of magnetars, a class of highly magnetised neutron stars that are linked to a wide range of spectacular, transient astrophysical phenomena.

The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2021 is shared equally by Victoria M. Kaspi, Professor of Physics, Director of McGill Space Institute and member of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), and Chryssa Kouveliotou,…

A Solar Eclipse on the morning of June 10th 2021

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The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) and the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM), invite you to admire the solar eclipse taking place at sunrise on the morning…

La petite école de l’espace

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The Institute for Research on Exoplanets, in collaboration with the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec invites kids from 3 to 8 years old to “La petite école de l’espace”…

Astronomer in Your Classroom – 24h of Science

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As part of the 24h of science, on May 7 and 8, 2021, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, in collaboration with the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) and the Mont-Mégantic Observatory, proposed the…

Professor Laurent Drissen is one of the first recipients of the new PRISME program from the FRQNT and the FRQSC

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In January 2021, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) launched a new interdisciplinary program called PRISME. This program invites…

Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black hole

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In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be…