Professor René Doyon receives the 2020 Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA)

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The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) congratulates René Doyon of the Université de Montréal, member of the CRAQ and director of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM) and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets…

Simon Blouin receives the 2020 Plaskett Medal

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The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) awarded the J.S Plaskett Medal for 2020 to Simon Blouin for the best doctoral thesis in astrophysics in Canada. Simon Blouin completed his…

Julie Bolduc-Duval receives the 2020 Qilak Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA)

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CRAQ member Julie Bolduc-Duval is the recipient of the CASCA Qilak Award in 2020. Julie Bolduc-Duval has worked in the field of education and public outreach of astronomy for almost 20 years. Her love for scientific…

iREx wins inaugural FRQ DIALOGUE Award

This artist's conception illustrates the brown dwarf named 2MASSJ22282889-431026. NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes observed the object to learn more about its turbulent atmosphere. Brown dwarfs are more massive and hotter than planets but lack the mass required to become sizzling stars. Their atmospheres can be similar to the giant planet Jupiter's. 

Spitzer and Hubble simultaneously observed the object as it rotated every 1.4 hours. The results suggest wind-driven, planet-size clouds.

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We are very pleased to announce that the iREx has been selected for a DIALOGUE – Researcher Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec! The DIALOGUE – Researcher program is designed to encourage Quebec researchers to…

A fast radio burst tracked down to a nearby galaxy

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Astronomers in Europe, working with members of Canada’s CHIME Fast Radio Burst collaboration, have pinpointed the location of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) first detected by the CHIME telescope in British Columbia in 2018. The…

Professor Victoria Kaspi is one of Nature’s ten people who mattered in science in 2019

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 The Quebec Center for Research in Astrophysics (CRAQ) congratulates Professor Victoria Kaspi of McGill University for her selection as one of the 10 scientific personalities of the year 2019 from the journal Nature.  Ms. Kaspi receives…

Martin Aubé receives the 2019 Acfas Denise-Barbeau Prize

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Our colleague Martin Aubé from Cégep de Sherbrooke, associate professor at Bishop’s University and Université de Sherbrooke and member of the CRAQ, is the 2019 recipient of the Denise-Barbeau prize awarded by the Association francophone pour…

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…