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…

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…