• Three postdoctoral fellowship in astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets at iREx/Université de Montréal

    The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the Department of Physics of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), invites applications for three (3) postdoctoral fellowships in astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets. The Institute…

  • NASA’s Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

    NASA’s Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

    Alien world traps most of the visible light falling into its atmosphere NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather…

  • New MSc/PhD Positions in Exoplanet Science

    We are happy to announce new MSc/PhD positions in exoplanet science at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at Université de Montréal or the other home institutions of iREx’s professors (McGill University, Bishop’s University), starting…

  • A journey to the new worlds

    On 12 August 2017, the Université de Montréal held its first “Voyage vers les nouveaux mondes,” a day filled with special astronomy-related activities on the campus MIL in Outremont. The event was an enormous success, attracting…

  • A very productive summer for the iREx interns

    The start of the fall semester marks the end of the summer internships. All our interns have made remarkable progress and have obtained interesting results! To learn more about their projects, what they learned this summer,…

  • Meet the new Trottier Postdoctoral Fellow of iREx

    Many new members joined iREx in September 2017. Among them, the new Trottier Postdoctoral Fellow, Neil Cook. Neil finished his PhD in the summer of 2016, at University of Hertfordshire, in UK. The main objective of…

  • ESO’s La Silla Observatory to Host New Planet Hunter

    A powerful new instrument called NIRPS (Near Infra Red Planet Searcher) is to be installed on the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.

  • Les grandes conférences de l’iREx – Dr Victoria Meadows

    Thanks for your interest for our event! The event is now sold out! You can join the waitlist, to be informed first if a ticket becomes available. Note that we will admit only people who reserved…

  • Great success for the eclipse observation at Université de Montréal!

    Astronomers and students of  Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec (CRAQ) and of the Institute for research on exoplanets (iREx) welcomed nearly 1,000 people at UdeM to observe the great North American eclipse of the Sun…

  • Contest: Win an observation night at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic!

    The contest is now closed! Thanks for your participation. The winners will be contacted via email on September 8th. Are you a high school student? The Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for research in exoplanets invite…

  • Scientists Solve the Mystery of Blinking Brown Dwarfs

    Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds — specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these…

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  • Exoplanet

    An exoplanet, or extrasolar planet, is an object orbiting another star than our Sun. If such definition seems deceptively simple, the current state of the research is driven by the search of a more refined and…