May 30, 2018, MSI
On Thursday, May 31 from 4pm to 6pm, McGill Astrophysics and UdeM will be jointly hosting a visit from Dr. Debra Elmegreen, Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College and Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the International Astronomical Union. We will be showcasing some of the research being done by astrophysics graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at McGill and UdeM through a series of short talks. The event will take place on May 31 from 4pm to 5pm in the Bell Room of the Rutherford Physics building. The research showcase will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at the McGill Space Institute (3550 University) from 5pm to 6pm.
May 24, 2018, FRQ
Congratulations to Lisa Dang, Ph.D. candidate at McGill University and MSI member, on receiving the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the detection of an anomaly in the atmosphere of the gas giant CoRoT-2b. Her winning article, "Detection of a westward hotspot offset in the atmosphere of hot gas giant CoRoT-2b" was published in Nature Astronomy in January 2018.
Oct 16, 2017, The Globe and Mail
Scientists have spotted ripples of gravity from a violent collision of two neutron stars, shedding new light on the nuclear upheavals believed to have created much of the universe's heavy metals.