Astrophysicist and CRAQ collaborator Jean-René Roy is appointed Knight of the Ordre national du Québec

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Jean-René Roy is an astrophysicist and associate professor in the Département de physique, génie physique et optique at Université Laval. He received his PhD in astronomy from the University of Western Ontario in 1973. After working…

CRAQ and CFHT share the stars at the Eureka Festival!


The Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation (CFHT), were present at the 2017 Eureka Festical! Enthusiastic CRAQ students took part in this 11th edition of the festival which took…

Paul Charbonneau, professor at UdeM and CRAQ researcher, publishes an introductory work on the modeling of complex system


NATURAL COMPLEXITY: A Modeling Handbook, by Paul Charbonneau, provides a short, hands-on introduction to the science of complexity using simple computational models of natural complex systems—with models and exercises drawn from physics, chemistry, geology, and biology….

A CRAQ researcher makes a very rare discovery: Failed star orbits a dead star every 71 minutes


An international team of astronomers using data from the rejuvenated Kepler space telescope have discovered a rare gem: A binary system consisting of a failed star, also known as a brown dwarf, and the remnant of…

CRAQ’s researchers used the VLA to get new insight into galaxy cluster’s spectacular “mini-halo”


An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and her PhD student Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, both from the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) and Université de Montréal, used the National Science Foundation’s…

CRAQ’s researcher Pierre Bergeron is part of the team of astronomers that developed a new use for a century-old relativity experiment to measure a white dwarf’s mass


An international team of astronomers, including Professor Pierre Bergeron from the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec and Université de Montréal, used the sharp vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test…

Jason Rowe receives an award for best scientific poster at CASCA’s Annual meeting in Edmonton


CRAQ researcher Jason Rowe received an award for best science poster at the last annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA), held from May 30 to June 1, 2017, at the University of Alberta in…

Two researchers from the CRAQ stand out in the competition “La preuve par l’image”, of the Acfas


An unprecedented image of the Perseus galaxy cluster, submitted by two scientists from the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, Professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and PhD student Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, and scientific communicator Maxime Pivin Lapointe, was…

Two researchers from the CRAQ contribute to the discovery of a giant wave rolling through the Perseus Galaxy Cluster


Combining data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio observations and computer simulations, an international team of scientists has discovered a vast wave of hot gas in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. Spanning some 200,000 light-years,…

David Lafrenière and Pierre Chastenay receive prestigious honors from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA)


David Lafrenière David Lafrenière of the Université de Montréal, and member of the CRAQ, is the 2017 recipient of the inaugural Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal from CASCA. David Lafrenière earned his PhD in 2007 from…