News from 51 Eridani b

This summer, an international team including several members of iREx has published a new study on the giant exoplanet 51 Eridani b. New observations made at the Gemini South Telescope and Keck Observatory provide a better…

My thesis in 400 words: Simon Coudé

Simon Coudé, an iREx student at Université de Montréal, submitted his PhD thesis in August 2017. Here he summarizes the research projects he carried out during his PhD. In order to understand the origins of stars…

Meet six new graduate students of iREx

Many new members are joining iREx in 2017-2018. Among them, five new MSc students and one new PhD student. Learn more about them and their research projects below: Simon-Gabriel Beauvais, who got his physics degree (coop…

René Doyon wins the Urgel-Archambault prize

René Doyon is the recipient of the 2017 Prix Urgel Archambault of Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas). Pr. Doyon, professor in the Department of Physics at Université de Montréal, has made his mark in the…

2018 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 Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer Interns 2018. The summer…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – October 24th at 7:00PM

Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French is back at Pub l’Île Noire, on October 24th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, PhD student, X-TRA Astrophysics Research Group Loïc Albert, Researcher, iREx The places are…

Three postdoctoral fellowships 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

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…