Jason Rowe awarded Doctoral Researcher Poster Prize at CASCA

Jason Rowe was awarded the Doctoral Researcher Poster Prize, attributed by the graduate students to the best poster made by a researcher at the 2017 annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA), taking place May 30th to June…

“Voyage interstellaire vers les nouveaux mondes” at Festival Eurêka

Marie-Eve Naud will present “Voyage interstellaire vers les nouveaux mondes” (in French), at Festival Eurêka, Friday, June 9th at 11AM. It’s free and open to all! Also, don’t miss astronomers from iREx and Center for Research in Astrophysics…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL – May 30th at 7:30PM

The next edition of Astronomy on Tap – MTL *** in English*** will take place May 30 at 7:30PM. Don’t miss it! May 30th, in English, at McLean’s Pub, 7:30PM A Thirsty History of Dark matter by Lauren Weiss Taking…

Surprise! When a brown dwarf is actually a planetary mass object

Sometimes a brown dwarf is actually a planet—or planet-like anyway. A team led by Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné, and including researchers from the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at Université de Montréal, University of California San…

New measurements of the WASP-47 System Point to a Puzzling Formation History

A team led by iREx researcher Lauren Weiss combined measurements from the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Kepler Space Telescope to study the four known planets around WASP-47, a solar-like star located 650…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL – Special edition for the 24 h de science

Astronomy on Tap – MTL – Special edition for the 24 h de science. La science dans la science-fiction: nos astronomes passent en revue deux films culte, Interstellaire et Seul sur Mars ( in French) Don’t…

Pint of science Montreal 2017

Two researchers associated with iREx participate this year to the even Pint of Science Canada in Montreal: Jonathan Gagné, postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie and former student at Université de Montréal, will present (in French) À la recherche…

Our Trottier Summer Interns 2017

iREx will count 6 new researchers this summer. The Trottier summer interns will work from May to August with iREx researchers. These undergraduate students were selected among more than 20 applicants from all over Canada. To…

LHS 1140b, another world to study with the Webb Telescope

An exoplanet a bit bigger and more massive than the Earth was just detected in the habitable zone of its parent star, which is located 41 light-years away. It was possible to measure both the mass…

David Lafrenière, recipient of the CASCA Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal

David Lafrenière, professor at Université de Montréal and member of iREx, is the recipient of the Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal. This Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) medal is awarded every two years, and for the first time in…