My PhD thesis in 400 words: Taylor Bell

Taylor Bell, an iREx student at McGill University, submitted his PhD thesis in the Spring of 2021. He summarizes here the research projects he conducted as part of his PhD degree. Thirty-three years ago, a team…

My Master Thesis in 400 Words: Louis-Philippe Coulombe

Louis-Philippe Coulombe, an iREx student at Université de Montréal, submitted his master’s thesis in the Spring of 2021. He summarizes here the research projects he conducted as part of his master’s degree. Research on the atmosphere…

A Solar Eclipse on the morning of June 10th 2021

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets and its partners the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec invite you to admire the solar eclipse taking place at sunrise on the morning…

Nathalie Ouellette wins a Prix du recteur 2021

Nathalie Ouellette, astrophysicist and Coordinator of iREx, is the winner of 2021 Prix du Recteur of the Université de Montréal, in the category Initiative. This award recognises the imagination, dynamism and creativity of a member of the…

A new educational project on exoplanets thanks to the NovaScience program

Thanks to a grant from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation‘s NovaScience program, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) and its partners are developing new educational resources as part of a project titled “Exoplanets:…

My master thesis in 400 words: Déreck-Alexandre Lizotte

Déreck-Alexandre Lizotte, an iREx student at Bishop’s University, submitted his master’s thesis in early 2021. He summarizes here the research project he conducted as part of his master’s degree. As Kepler scanned for possible exoplanets, a significant…

Caroline Piaulet receives an Engagement Scholarship from the Université de Montréal

Caroline Piaulet, a PhD student at the Université de Montréal, has been awarded an engagement scholarship (Bourses d’engagement de la Faculté des arts et des sciences) for the year 2020-2021. This scholarship recognises her exceptional involvement…

La petite école de l’espace is back on May 22, 2021!

Marie-Eve and Frédérique will be happy to see your children again at the Petite école de l’espace on Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am! During this online event, astrophysicists Frédérique Baron and Marie-Eve Naud tell space-themed stories and…

Moon Hunt

During the month of April, participate in our Moon Hunt! Complete the different missions to collect points and you could win prizes! This activity is aimed at kids and their families. Deadline: May 5th 2021 Limited…

Astronomers uncover mysterious origins of ‘super-Earths’

Study shows super-Earths are not leftovers of mini-Neptunes, challenging our understanding of planetary formation Mini-Neptunes and super-Earths up to four times the size of our own are the most common exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar…