News from our educational project on exoplanets

The project Exoplanets in schools (“Des exoplanètes à l’école”) is now well underway! This project, which aims to create educational resources on exoplanets and the search for life for elementary and secondary school staff in Quebec,…

Webb has arrived in Kourou!

On October 12th, the James Webb Space Telescope moved one step closer to its final destination, arriving safely in Kourou, French Guiana, from where it will soon be launched into space. Its journey began in California,…

A brown dwarf detected near a low-mass star

An international team led by researchers from the Institute for Research on Exoplanets has discovered a brown dwarf near a small star called TOI-1278. Although they are relatively easy to discover, few such systems have been…

Myriam Prasow-Émond wins first prize in a poster exhibition

On Wednesday, October 20th, a special event, the “Journée 100 ans de physique” was held at the campus MIL, to celebrate the centennial of the Department of Physics of the Université de Montréal. During this day,…

My PhD thesis in 400 words: Dylan Keating

Dylan Keating, an iREx student at McGill University, submitted his PhD thesis in the Fall of 2021. He summarizes here the research projects he conducted as part of his PhD degree. Short-period gas giants, more commonly…

The topsy-turvy orbits of a multi-planetary system

An international team of astrophysicists including Romain Allart, Trottier Postdoctoral Fellow at the iREx at the Université de Montréal, has discovered that the exoplanets of a star in the constellation Pisces orbit in perpendicular planes. This…

2021 Grandes conférences de l’iREx – Webb: the countdown has begun!

The Webb Telescope is the most complex observatory ever sent into space… and Canada played an important role in its design! Join us for a special edition of our Grandes conférences de l’iREx on November 17,…

Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship (2022)

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 experimental, observational or theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets….

Webb ready for a Christmas launch

After more than two decades of twists and turns, challenges and successes, the James Webb Space Telescope has finally completed its battery of tests to ensure that it will survive its journey into space. The telescope…

Lookback at our 2021 summer internships

Autumn is approaching, and it is the end of the summer internships at the Institute. For our 21 interns, it is time to go back to their undergraduate studies, or to embark on the adventure of…