• Meet five new graduate students of iREx

    Many new members are joining iREx in 2016-2017. Among them, four new MSc students and one new PhD student. Learn more about their biography and their research projects below: Lisa Dang, who started a MSc in September…

  • CRAQ Summer School 2017 “Exoplanet Atmospheres”

    iREx is collaborating to organize this year’s edition of the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ) Summer School on exoplanet atmospheres. The school will take place June 12-14th, in Montreal. Confirmed instructors : René…

  • Patrick Dufour in Quebec Science Top 10 discoveries

    Patrick Dufour, professor at Université de Montréal and member of iREx, is in Quebec Science Top 10 discoveries of 2016 An international team that includes Patrick Dufour, a member of iREx, announced earlier this year the…

  • iREx Public Lecture: “Planètes errantes” on January 24th, 2017

    The Institute for research on exoplanets invite you to the Public Lecture: Planètes errantes (“Rogue Planets”) by Jonathan Gagné, Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Institution for Sciences (Washington, DC) and a former student of iREx. Tuesday January 24 at…

  • Jonathan Gagné receives a Prix Acfas for his thesis on brown dwarfs

    Jonathan Gagné, a former student and a collaborator of iREx, receives one of the Acfas excellence awards 2016. This award, attributed by the Association des doyens des études supérieures au Québec (ADÉSAQ), recognize the best thesis…

  • New low-mass objects could help refine planetary evolution

    Montréal, QC — When a star is young, it is often still surrounded by a primordial rotating disk of gas and dust from which planets can form. Astronomers like to find such disks because they might be able…

  • Brown dwarfs hiding in plain sight in our solar neighborhood

    Washington, DC— Cool brown dwarfs are a hot topic in astronomy right now. Smaller than stars and bigger than giant planets, they hold promise for helping us understand both stellar evolution and planet formation.

  • 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…