Nicolas Cowan, Finalist for the 2021 Relève scientifique Prize

Nicolas Cowan, Professor at McGill University and a member of both iREx and the McGill Space Institute, is one of the finalists for the Relève Scientifique du Québec 2021 Prize, an award which aims to highlight…

Two iREx members winners of Excelle Science awards

The Chapeau, les filles! competition and its Excellence Science award ceremony was held on June 20 by the Ministère de l’éducation du Québec. Among the 67 winners were two iREx members: Érika Le Bourdais and Leslie Moranta….

iREx members stand out for the quality of their teaching!

As part of the 2021–2022 edition of the Petit Nobel Competition organised within the Université de Montréal’s Physics Department, the teaching qualities of four Institute for Research on Exoplanets members were highlighted. David Lafrenière won 3rd…

Eve Lee wins the Annie Jump Cannon 2022 Award

Eve Lee, a McGill University professor and iREx member, has received the 2022 Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society. The award recognizes her work on the formation of stars, debris disks…

Myriam Prasow-Émond receives a scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. studies in England

Myriam Prasow-Émond, M.Sc. student and member of iREx and the X-TRA Group, has been awarded a scholarship from Imperial College London to pursue her Ph.D., starting in September 2022. Myriam completed a B.Sc. in Physics at…

Jonathan Gagné awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant

Jonathan Gagné, iREx associate member, Scientific Advisor at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan (Space for Life) and Adjunct Professor at the Université de Montréal, has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada…

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,…

Caroline Piaulet recipient of a Vanier Scholarship

Caroline Piaulet, a PhD student at the Université de Montréal and a member of the Institute for Research on Exoplanet, is the recipient of one of the prestigious Vanier Scholarships, funded in part by the Natural…

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:…