• Maunakea Graduate School | April 2-13 2019

    Submit applications here by December 15th 2018. The Maunakea Graduate School in Astronomy (MKGS) is proud to announce its 2019 competition. The MKGS presents an opportunity for six M.Sc. or Ph.D. students in astrophysics to explore modern…

  • Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship at iREx (2019) in astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets

    The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the physics department of the University of Montreal (UdeM), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in experimental, observational or theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets….

  • Les grandes conférences de l’iREx – Dr Michaël Gillon

    The Institute for research on exoplanets invite you to the public lecture: La vie au-delà du système solaire: de la science-fiction à la science (in French) Life Beyond the Solar System: From Science Fiction to Science…

  • Nathalie Ouellette: the new iREx coordinator

    Everyone at iREx is happy to welcome Nathalie Ouellette, the new iREx coordinator. She succeeds Olivier Hernandez, who retired from the position last May to become director of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal. She…

  • 2019 Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer Interns iREx

    The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the Department of Physics of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), is calling for applications from undergraduate students to the 2019 Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer Interns. The summer…

  • Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – October 30th at 7:00PM

    Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on October 30th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Nathalie Ouellette, Coordinator of iREx at Université de Montréal and Canadian Coordinator for the…

  • iREx invites you to the “Merveilles célestes” art exhibition

    The Merveilles célestes – Bettina Forget et Yann Pocreau exhibition presents the work of two artists following their research-creation residency created by the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for research on exoplanets….

  • New M.Sc./Ph.D. Positions in Exoplanetary Science for 2019

    We are happy to announce new M.Sc./Ph.D. positions in exoplanetary science at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at the Université de Montréal or the other home institutions of iREx professors (McGill University, Bishop’s University),…

  • Twice the size of Earth

    Young Canadian student at Université de Montréal discovers new exoplanet ideal for detailed characterization. Wolf 503b, an exoplanet twice the size of Earth, has been discovered by an international team using data from NASA’s Kepler Space…

  • Goodbye, iREx summer interns!

    The start of the school year brings about the end of an internship for twelve exceptional interns, including six Trottier fellows, that were working with us over the summer. The goals they have achieved are truly…

  • Canadian astronomy students perfect their skills in Hawaii

    End of May 2018, evenings were warm and humid on the Hawaii Big Island as the dust from the Kilauea volcano eruption a couple weeks earlier was still settling. Six Canadian students were about to take…

  • A Quebec view of the Universe at the Virage-campus MIL

    On August 11th was held the second edition of the Astronomy Day at the Virage-campus MIL at the Université de Montreal.  The event, entitled A Quebec view of the Universe, attracted more than 500 people between 3pm and…

  • Two prestigious fellowships for Jonathan Gagné, who has returned to Montreal

    Jonathan Gagné, who completed his Ph.D. at the Université de Montréal in 2015, is one of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellows from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2017-2018. Gagné also obtained a…

  • Marie-Eve Desrochers obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

    Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, announces that Marie-Eve Desrochers, a MSc student and member of iREx, receives in August 2018 the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the discovery of…

  • HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project for the direct imaging of exoplanets

    HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project from Université Laval led by Prof. Simon Thibault, associate member at iREx, will soon launch as part of CSA Strato-Science 2018 campaign. The main goal of HiCIBaS is to…