Reunions and Discoveries at the 2022 CRAQ Annual Meeting!

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After two years of absence, the annual meetings of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec are back in person! Bishop’s University received the CRAQ astronomers on May 11, 12 and 13 at the Estrimont…

Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

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Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable…

A fully isolated dwarf galaxy unexpectedly affected by ram pressure

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Dwarf galaxies are known to be pristine probes of the early Universe, especially when they are isolated and not interacting with massive galaxies. Observations with the MeerKAT radio telescope of WLM, an archetype of such a…

Emeritus Professor Anthony Moffat receives the Carlyle S. Beals Award for 2022

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The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) is pleased to announce that Université de Montréal Emeritus Professor Anthony Moffat, member of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), is the winner of the 2022 Beals Award. …

Cooperation Required for the Emergence of Life Found to Arise Easily

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Image credit: UPV Spectroscopy Group Microwaver Region. One of the main theories on the origin of life proposes the hypothesis according to which life evolved as cooperative networks of molecules. Explaining cooperation – and particularly, its…

Our CRAQ colleague, Eve Lee, receives the Annie Jump Cannon Award for 2022

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The American Astronomical Society’s 2022 Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy has been awarded to Eve Lee (McGill University) for her illuminating work on the formation of stars, debris disks, and planets. The Award’s selection committee pronounced that…