2017 Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer Interns iREx – Application closed

The institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), recently created at Université de Montréal, brings together professors, researchers and students specialized in the detection and characterization of exoplanets and low-mass objects, young stars and protoplanetary disks. They are engaged…

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…

Research associate position (JWST instrument scientist) in experimental astrophysics at the Université de Montréal

This position is a joint appointment between the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM) and iREx. OMM is actively involved in the development of astronomical instrumentation for ground- and space-based facilities. IREx brings together professors, researchers and students…

An international group of Astronomers in Montreal for the conference “Exploring the Universe with JWST-II”

The second edition of the conference “Exploring the Universe with JWST” took place during the week of October 24-28. One hundred researchers from everywhere around the globe gathered at Université de Montréal to discuss the scientific programs…

Meet the new Trottier Postdoctoral Fellow of iREx

Many new members joined iREx in September 2016. Among them, the new Trottier Postdoctoral Fellows, Lauren Weiss and Holly Sheets. Lauren Weiss just finished her PhD in the summer of 2016, at UC Berkeley, in California….

Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship of iREx (2016) 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 astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets. The iREx consists of…

Les grandes conférences de l’iREx – October 26th, 2016

The Institute for research on exoplanets, in collaboration with AstroMcGill and the Canadian Space Agency invite you to the Public Lecture How to find an inhabited planet by David Charbonneau from Harvard University Wednesday October 26 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.