Jonathan Gagné receives the 2016 Plaskett Medal


The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) awarded the J.S Plaskett Medal for 2016 to Jonathan Gagné for the best doctoral thesis in astrophysics in Canada. Jonathan Gagné completed his…

McGill astronomers observe mysterious repeating cosmic radio bursts


Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source that is likely located well beyond the edge of our Milky Way galaxy. The findings indicate that these “fast…