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…

Nathalie Ouellette: the new iREx coordinator

Everyone at iREx is happy to welcome Nathalie Ouellette, the new iREx coordinator. She succeeds Olivier Hernandez, who retired from the position last May to become director of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal. She…

2019 Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer Interns iREx

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the Department of Physics of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), is calling for applications from undergraduate students to the 2019 Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer Interns. The summer…

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…