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Astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi wins top Cdn science prize

Tue, 2016-02-16 09:21

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

McGill researchers Elena Bennett and Yasser Gidi also honoured by NSERC

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has named McGill University astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi as this year’s recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour, in recognition of the excellence and influence of her research contributions.

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Victoria Kaspi wins Canada’s top science prize

McGill astrophysicist who studies exotic "zombie stars" has become the first woman to win Canada's top science prize.
Tue, 2016-02-16 06:47

Victoria Kaspi, a professor and Canada research chair at McGill University, is this year's winner of the $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The award has been awarded annually since 1991 to recognize "sustained excellence and overall influence" of research conducted in Canada.

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“The Fast Radio Sky”: A lecture with the 2015 Canada Council Killam Prize (Natural Sciences) Laureate, Professor Victoria Kaspi

Tue, 2016-01-12 17:30 - 18:30

Location: Tanna Schulich Hall, 527 Sherbrooke Street West


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Organization: Research and International Relations
Office Phone: 514-398-3992
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NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart

Astronomers have discovered a rare beast of a galaxy cluster whose heart is bursting with new stars. The unexpected find, made with the help of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, suggests that behemoth galaxies at the cores of these massive clusters can grow significantly by feeding off gas stolen from another galaxy
Thu, 2015-09-10 20:57

"Usually, the stars at the centers of galaxy clusters are old and dead, essentially fossils," said Tracy Webb of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, lead author of a new paper on the findings accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. "But we think the giant galaxy at the center of this cluster is furiously making new stars after merging with a smaller galaxy."

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