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IAU Welcome Event - May 31, 4:00 pm

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.

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Announcement of May's Recipients of FRQ's Relève étoile competition

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.

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La fusion de deux étoiles à neutrons observée et décortiquée

Oct 17, 2017, Le Devoir

La fusion de deux étoiles à neutrons a été observée et décortiquée pour la première fois.

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Latest gravitational-wave detection opens new era for astronomy

Oct 16, 2017, McGill Newsroom

Neutron-star mergers could shed light on origin of universe’s heavy elements

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When these neutron stars collided, the celestial explosion was a gold mine for astronomers

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.

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