A super-Earth orbiting Barnard’s Star?

A team of researchers lead by Ignasi Ribas (Institut de Ciencies de l’Espai en Espagne) has discovered a potential super-Earth exoplanet around Barnard’s Star, possibly making it the second closest exoplanet to our Solar System. Barnard’s…

Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – January 29th at 7:00PM

Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on January 29th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Cynthia Genest-Beaulieu, Ph.D. student at the Université de Montréal Carter Rhea, M.Sc. student at…

My thesis in 400 words: Frédérique Baron

Frédérique Baron, an iREx Ph.D. candidate at the Université de Montréal, will submit her Ph.D. thesis in December 2018. Here, she summarises the research projects she carried out during her Ph.D. The numerous exoplanets discovered in…

The end of an era… and the beginning of another

Launched in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope revolutionised our view of exoplanets. Out of fuel, it was retired by NASA in late October 2018.    In 1992, a team lead by William Borucki submitted a proposal…

Travelling to alien worlds with Grande conférence speaker Michaël Gillon

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Michaël Gillon in late October as the 2018 Grande conférence speaker. On the evening of October 24th, nearly 200 audience members were taken on…

Special Screening of Sci-Fi Movie CLARA

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first image ever taken of a real exoplanet system, HR 8799, the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) invites you to a FREE screening of the new sci-fi movie CLARA…

First Exomoon Candidate Discovered

Detecting an exoplanet is often described as trying to spot a firefly passing in front of a lighthouse beam from hundreds of kilometres away. Astronomers are now on the cusp of being able to detect an…

Maunakea Graduate School | April 2-13 2019

Submit applications here by December 15th 2018. The Maunakea Graduate School in Astronomy (MKGS) is proud to announce its 2019 competition. The MKGS presents an opportunity for six students pursuing graduate studies in astrophysics at a Canadian…

Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship at iREx (2019) in astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets

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….

Les grandes conférences de l’iREx – Dr Michaël Gillon

The Institute for research on exoplanets invite you to the public lecture: La vie au-delà du système solaire: de la science-fiction à la science (in French) Life Beyond the Solar System: From Science Fiction to Science…