SPIRou at La preuve par l’image

An image submitted by Étienne Artigau, a researcher from iREx, was selected by the jury of the contest La preuve par l’image of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) to be among the twenty finalist…

My master thesis in 400 words : Jonathan Chan

Jonathan Chan, an iREx student at Université de Montréal, finished his master degree in 2020. Here, he summarizes the research project he carried out during his studies: The TRAPPIST-1 system presents us with a unique opportunity…

iREx and COVID-19

The iREx is following the recommendations of the government and the Université de Montréal to limit the spread of COVID-19. As such, all in-person activities conducted by the iREx are cancelled until further notice. The Astronomer…

Meet our 2020 Summer Interns

The iREx team is very pleased to present our 2020 summer interns! They will be joining us in early May and will be working on a variety of projects with our researchers until late August. Due to…

A second moon for the Earth?

On February 15, 2020, a team of astrophysicists uncovered a small, fast-moving object on the detector of the 1.5m telescope at the summit of Mount Lemmon, Arizona. The telescope is part of a group of three…

Iron Rain on WASP-76b

A team of researchers led by David Ehrenreich of the Observatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève has discovered iron rain on the exoplanet WAPS-76b. An article published in March 2020 in the journal Nature presented the…

CASCA Awards 2020

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets is proud to announce that René Doyon, Director of iREx and Professor at the Université de Montréal, is the recipient of the Canadian Astronomical Society’s Dunlap Award for Innovation in…

iREx wins inaugural FRQ DIALOGUE Award

We are very pleased to announce that the iREx has been selected for a DIALOGUE – Researcher Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec! The DIALOGUE – Researcher program is designed to encourage Quebec researchers…

JWST Call for Proposals Announced

With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) still planned for the year 2021, the call for telescope time proposals for Cycle 1 of the mission has just been announced. Thanks to its contribution…

The End of the Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope’s mission ended on January 30, 2020, after scanning the Universe in the infrared for over 16 years. The discoveries made by this telescope have led to a better understanding of our Universe,…