astrophysics

Homing in on source of mysterious cosmic radio bursts

Published: 4Jan2017

Astronomers have pinpointed for the first time the home galaxy of a Fast Radio Burst, moving scientists a step closer to detecting what causes these powerful but fleeting pulses of radio waves....

Victoria Kaspi wins Canada’s top science prize

Published: 16Feb2016

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...

NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart

Published: 10Sep2015

"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...