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Announcing the 2018 Class of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Sep 6, 2018, CIFAR

Congratulations to Prof. Adrian Liu who is one of 12 exceptional early career investigators joining the 2018 cohort of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program.

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McGill grad students and postdocs pull in top federal funding

Jul 25, 2018, McGill Reporter

Congratulations to PhD candidate Emilie Parent on being named one of 2018'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.

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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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Gravitational Waves Seen Being Born for the First Time

Oct 16, 2017, National Geographic Australia

Around 130 million years ago, two dead stars violently collided and set off a sequence of events that, over the last two months, have whipped astronomers on Earth into an absolute frenzy.

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CIFAR announces 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Oct 12, 2017, CIFAR

Congratulations to Prof. Daryl Haggard who is one of 15 exceptional early career investigators joining the 2017 cohort of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program.

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New Telescope Could Solve Mystery Of Deep-Space Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)

Sep 12, 2017, Forbes

A unique new Canadian radio-telescope could solve the mystery behind so-called ‘fast radio bursts’ (FRBs) from deep space.

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