The McGill Space Institute is a new initiative at McGill University with the goal of bringing together different areas of space related research across the University. The main goals of the Institute are to:
- Provide an intellectual home for faculty, research staff, and students engaged in astrophysics, planetary science, and other space-related research at McGill.
- Support the development of technology and instrumentation for space-related research.
- Foster cross-fertilization and interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations among Institute members in Institute-relevant research areas.
- Share with students, educators, and the public an understanding of and an appreciation for the goals, techniques and results of the Institute's research.
Current Research Themes
- Early Universe
- Galaxy Evolution
- Nuclear Astrophysics
- Compact Objects
- Planetary Science
- Planetary Analogues
- Microbial Diversity in Extreme Environments
- The Search for Extraterrestrial Biosignatures.
The intellectual hub of the Institute is at 3550 University, where many of the Institute members work, collaborate with visitors, and Institute events are held.