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…

Journey to the Center of a White-Dwarf Star

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A stellar core that challenges predictions: here is the result of the first cartography of the interior of a white-dwarf star performed by an international team lead by a young researcher from the Institut de Recherche…

Le professeur Gilles Fontaine reçoit la médaille de l’ACP

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L’Association canadienne des physiciens et physiciennes (ACP) décerne la Médaille de l’ACP pour contributions exceptionnelles à la physique 2016 à Gilles Fontaine, Université de Montréal, pour son apport à la compréhension des étoiles de type naines…