Two Super-Earths around the red dwarf K2-18

Researchers find exciting potential for little-known exoplanet – and discover another planet in the process New research using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has revealed that a little-known exoplanet called K2-18b could well…

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Using new observations made at the Keck Observatory, an international team of researchers measured the spin rates of low-mass stellar companions in order to find new clues to their origin and figure out if they are planets…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – December 12th at 7:00PM

Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on December 12th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: René Doyon, professor at Université de Montréal, director of iREx and of the Observatoire…

Journées d’initiation à la recherche en physique

Researchers of iREx are happy to contribute to the Journées d’initiation à la recherche en physique, an event organized by the Department of Physics of the Université de Montréal. This free activity, intended for cegep students, will take…

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…