The mission of the CRAQ is to :


 
-Promote excellence in astrophysics in Québec and help Québec astronomy shine on the world stage
-Insure teaching at the graduate level and train highly skilled students in astrophysics
-Help engrain this field of knowledge within the popular culture of Québec
-Consolidate the material and financial resources of its members for cutting edge research
 
Events to come : Seminars/Colloquia ou Public outreach activities

News from the CRAQ Latest news

McGill launches centre for space research

$1 million donation from Trottier Family Foundation to fund McGill Space Institute fellowships  Click here for more info

Awards Latest news

Paul Charbonneau reçoit le Prix d’excellence en enseignement de la Faculté des arts et des sciences

MONTRÉAL le 4 novembre 2015 – Paul Charbonneau, professeur au Département de physique de l’Université de Montréal, membre du CRAQ, et titulaire de la Chaire de recherche de l’Université de Montréal en astrophysique solaire, a reçu le Prix d’excellence en enseignement de la Faculté des arts et des sciences.  Click here for more info


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The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ) is a partnership between the Université de Montréal, McGill University, and the Université Laval. The CRAQ brings together all researchers working in the field of astronomy and astrophysics of these three institutions, as well as other collaborators from Bishop's University, the Canadian Space Agency, the Cégep de Sherbrooke, and the private sector (Photon etc., ABB Bomem Inc., Nüvü Caméras). The CRAQ is funded through the program Regroupements stratégiques of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT).

The CRAQ constitutes a unique grouping of researchers in astrophysics in Québec bent on excellence and whose varying and complementary fields of expertise allows them to be innovative, creative and competitive in several scientific fields, thus offering graduate students a wide variety of subjects in both fundamental and applied fields of research.

The activities of the CRAQ follow four main thrusts :

  • Fundamental and applied research in astrophysics,
  • Development of instrumentation for national, international and space based observatories through the Laboratoire d'astrophysique expériementale (LAE),
  • the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM),
  • and, finally, the spreading of our astrophysics knowledge to the public at large.

 

Seminars/Colloquia to come (next 7 days)


Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Where and how were the heaviest nuclei produced?
Maxime Brodeur, Notre Dame University
Time : 15:30
Site : McGill University, Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103)

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
The Gravitational-Wave Universe seen by Pulsar Timing Arrays
Chiara Mingarelli, California Institute of Technology
Time : 15:30
Site : McGill University, Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103)

 

Public outreach activities


Tuesday, 24 May 2016 at 19:30
Lamontagne, Robert :  Vie extraterrestre: À deux doigts d'une réponse?
Site : Pavillon Velan, Domaine Saint-Bernard, Mont-Tremblant
Qu’elles soient des Jupiters chauds, des super-Terres ou des planètes océaniques, la diversité des quelque 2000 exoplanètes découvertes à ce jour est étonnante. Y trouverons-nous de la vie? Quel rôle jouent les astronomes québécois dans cette quête? Et si la prochaine génération de grands télescopes nous livrait la réponse d’ici dix ans?


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