• My thesis in 400 words: Frédérique Baron

    Frédérique Baron, an iREx Ph.D. candidate at the Université de Montréal, will submit her Ph.D. thesis in December 2018. Here, she summarises the research projects she carried out during her Ph.D. The numerous exoplanets discovered in…

  • The end of an era… and the beginning of another

    Launched in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope revolutionised our view of exoplanets. Out of fuel, it was retired by NASA in late October 2018.    In 1992, a team lead by William Borucki submitted a proposal…

  • Travelling to alien worlds with Grande conférence speaker Michaël Gillon

    The Institute for Research on Exoplanets had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Michaël Gillon in late October as the 2018 Grande conférence speaker. On the evening of October 24th, nearly 200 audience members were taken on…

  • Special Screening of Sci-Fi Movie CLARA

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first image ever taken of a real exoplanet system, HR 8799, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) invites you to a FREE screening of the new sci-fi movie CLARA…

  • First Exomoon Candidate Discovered

    Detecting an exoplanet is often described as trying to spot a firefly passing in front of a lighthouse beam from hundreds of kilometres away. Astronomers are now on the cusp of being able to detect an…

  • 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 students pursuing graduate studies in astrophysics at a Canadian…

  • 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…