Étienne Artigau, recipient of a Fonds de recherche du Québec award

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Étienne Artigau, a researcher at the Trottier Institute for Exoplanet Research at the Université de Montréal and a collaborating member of the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, wins the 2nd Prix d’excellence des professionnels…

‘Origin of life: from astrophysics to philosophy’, a colloquium presented at ACFAS 2023

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As part of the 90th ACFAS Congress, several members of Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) took part in a colloquium entitled “Origin of life: from astrophysics to philosophy”. The symposium opened with a…

Antoine Bédard receives IAU award

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Antoine Bédard, who recently completed his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Université de Montréal physicists Pierre Brassard and Professor Pierre Bergeron (and initially our late colleague Professor Gilles Fontaine), has won an award for excellence…

René Doyon receives prestigious NASA Medal for work on JWST

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On May 24, 2023, Prof. René Doyon received a NASA Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his contributions to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission. Prof Doyon is the Principal Investigator of the Canadian NIRISS…

Canadian NIRISS instrument on Webb Maps an Ultra-Hot Jupiter’s Atmosphere

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There’s an intriguing exoplanet out there – 400 light-years out there – that is so tantalising that astronomers have been studying it since its discovery in 2009. One orbit for WASP-18 b around its star that…

A likely volcano-covered terrestrial world outside the Solar System

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LP 791-18 d, illustrated here, is an Earth-size world about 86 light-years away. The gravitational tug from a more massive planet in the system, shown as a blue dot in the background, may result in internal heating and…

WHERE WILL YOU BE ON APRIL 8, 2024?

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Montreal, April 4, 2023 – One year from today, an extremely rare afternoon solar eclipse will be visible from southern Quebec. This spectacular phenomenon occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun.  During…

2022 CAP Herzberg Medal: Daryl Haggard

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The 2022 Canadian Association of Physics (CAP) Herzberg Medal is awarded to Daryl Haggard, McGill professor and member of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), in recognition of her leadership role in the…