January 2017


Meet the 5 new graduate students of iREx

Many new members joined iREx in 2016-2017. Among them, five new graduate students. 
Learn more about them
Patrick Dufour in Quebec Science magazine's Top 10

Patrick Dufour, professor at Université de Montréal and an iREx member, collaborated to a discovery that was selected in the Top 10 of the most important of the year 2016 by the magazine Québec Science. 
Read more

NIRPS news

NIRPS: seeking for habitable planets around the closest stars
The iREx team is leading an international collaboration that is building an infrared spectrograph named NIRPS. This instrument will allow to detect exoplanets around the coldest stars using the velocimetry method.

Echoes from our Solar System

Saturn's north pole 

This breathtaking picture of Saturn's north pole was taken by Cassini in September 2016. The picture features the intriguing hexagon-shaped cloud structure and Saturn's rings.

More information on JPL website

Upcoming Events

Les conférences de l'iREx : Planètes errantes 

("Rogue Planets")

Speaker : Jonathan Gagné
When: Tuesday, January 24 at 7h00 pm
Where: Université de Montréal 
Open to all! (in French)
For tickets and more information

CRAQ Summer School : Exoplanet Atmospheres

For: Graduate students in astronomy
and students who have completed an undergrad degree in physics
When: June 12-14, 2017
Where: Montréal, Canada 
No registration fee
For more information and to register
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