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…

A very productive summer for the iREx interns

The start of the fall semester marks the end of the summer internships. All our interns have made remarkable progress and have obtained interesting results! To learn more about their projects, what they learned this summer,…

Meet the new Trottier Postdoctoral Fellow of iREx

Many new members joined iREx in September 2017. Among them, the new Trottier Postdoctoral Fellow, Neil Cook. Neil finished his PhD in the summer of 2016, at University of Hertfordshire, in UK. The main objective of…

ESO’s La Silla Observatory to Host New Planet Hunter

A powerful new instrument called NIRPS (Near Infra Red Planet Searcher) is to be installed on the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Les grandes conférences de l’iREx – Dr Victoria Meadows

The Institute for research on exoplanets invite you to the public lecture: NASA’s Search for Life Beyond the Solar System by Victoria Meadows, Professor of Astronomy and the Director of the Astrobiology Program at the University of…

Great success for the eclipse observation at Université de Montréal!

Astronomers and students of  Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec (CRAQ) and of the Institute for research on exoplanets (iREx) welcomed nearly 1,000 people at UdeM to observe the great North American eclipse of the Sun…

21 August 2017: See the Solar Eclipse at Université de Montréal

A rare celestial event will take place on Monday, August 21 while the Sun, Moon and Earth will be aligned. The Moon will pass between the Sun and us and will mask the light of our…