Aug 26, 2019, McGill Newsroom
A new study by McGill University astronomers (including PhD student Dylan Keating and Prof. Nicolas Cowan) has found that the temperature on the nightsides of different hot Jupiters is surprisingly uniform, suggesting the dark side of these massive gaseous planets have clouds made of minerals and rocks.
Aug 21, 2019, McGill Newsroom
Neutron stars are not only the densest objects in the Universe, they also rotate very fast and regularly. Until they suddenly don’t.
Aug 17, 2019, CBC News
They're called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and these odd, fleeting signals from space are shrouded in mystery. But thanks to Canada's largest radio telescope, astrophysicists are discovering more of them in their search to learn what makes these objects tick.
Jun 3, 2019, Discover Magazine
MSc. student Xiangyu Jin lead author on paper where astronomers have discovered evidence that some stars can be “kicked out” of their host galaxy, based on data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
May 23, 2019, McGill Newsroom
Prof. Adrian Liu is among 13 McGill early career researchers to receive funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF). He will use the grant to push the boundaries of astrophysical simulations using machine learning.
May 16, 2019, McGill Newsroom
Congratulations to postdoctoral researcher Dr. Daniele Michilli on being named one of 2019's Banting Fellows. The Banting program annually supports 70 highly motivated and competitive postdoctoral researchers who work at Canadian universities and leading international research institutions. The funding helps develop research leaders who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research based growth.
May 16, 2019, McGill Newsroom
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Bryce Cyr on being named one of 2019's Vanier Scholars. The Vanier Scholarship program recognizes students who demonstrate excellent leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, or health-related fields.
Apr 25, 2019, McGill Newsroom
McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is the recipient of the 2019 Killam Research Fellowship in Natural Sciences. The announcement was made today by the Canada Council for the Arts, which revealed this year’s winners of the prestigious Killam Program, composed of the Killam Prizes and the Killam Research Fellowships. Awarding nearly one million dollars every year, the Program is one of the most prestigious to reward Canada’s researchers, whose work has a tremendous impact on people’s lives.Dobbs, a professor in the Department of Physics and associate member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was rewarded for his project, Unveiling the Cosmos with a New Paradigm Digital Radio Telescope, involving the revolutionary CHIME radio telescope inaugurated in British Columbia in 2017.