Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – October 30th at 7:00PM

Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on October 30th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Nathalie Ouellette, Coordinator of iREx at Université de Montréal and Canadian Coordinator for the…

iREx invites you to the “Merveilles célestes” art exhibition

The Merveilles célestes – Bettina Forget et Yann Pocreau exhibition presents the work of two artists following their research-creation residency created by the Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for research on exoplanets….

New M.Sc./Ph.D. Positions in Exoplanetary Science for 2019

We are happy to announce new M.Sc./Ph.D. positions in exoplanetary science at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at the Université de Montréal or the other home institutions of iREx professors (McGill University, Bishop’s University),…

Twice the size of Earth

Young Canadian student at Université de Montréal discovers new exoplanet ideal for detailed characterization. Wolf 503b, an exoplanet twice the size of Earth, has been discovered by an international team using data from NASA’s Kepler Space…

Goodbye, iREx summer interns!

The start of the school year brings about the end of an internship for twelve exceptional interns, including six Trottier fellows, that were working with us over the summer. The goals they have achieved are truly…

Canadian astronomy students perfect their skills in Hawaii

End of May 2018, evenings were warm and humid on the Hawaii Big Island as the dust from the Kilauea volcano eruption a couple weeks earlier was still settling. Six Canadian students were about to take…

A Quebec view of the Universe at the Virage-campus MIL

On August 11th was held the second edition of the Astronomy Day at the Virage-campus MIL at the Université de Montreal.  The event, entitled A Quebec view of the Universe, attracted more than 500 people between 3pm and…

Two prestigious fellowships for Jonathan Gagné, who has returned to Montreal

Jonathan Gagné, who completed his Ph.D. at the Université de Montréal in 2015, is one of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellows from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2017-2018. Gagné also obtained a…

Marie-Eve Desrochers obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, announces that Marie-Eve Desrochers, a MSc student and member of iREx, receives in August 2018 the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the discovery of…

HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project for the direct imaging of exoplanets

HiCIBaS, a stratospheric balloon borne telescope project from Université Laval led by Prof. Simon Thibault, associate member at iREx, will soon launch as part of CSA Strato-Science 2018 campaign. The main goal of HiCIBaS is to…