astronomy

The biggest black holes in the Universe

31Mar202219:00
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Join us for our next public lecture on March 31st at 7pm, with Prof. Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo from l’Université de Montréal to learn about the largest black holes in the universe!Online/Virtual, CA...

Virtual Astronomy Trivia Night

22Feb202219:00
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Join us for a night of fun astronomy-themed virtual trivia! Come test your knowledge on the mysteries of the Cosmos and have the opportunity to ask questions of real astrophysicists from the McGill...

A Qubit Quandary: A Panel on Quantum Information

27Jan202219:00
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Our first public lecture of the winter is Thursday January 27th, 7pm! McGill professors Bill Coish, Kartiek Agarwal, and Lilian Childress are ready to answer all your questions about quantum...

Feeling confinement in the gut

Published: 23Apr2021

Crew members who took part in the Mars500 experiment showed significant changes in their gut microbiota from their 520 days in confinement, according to a new study by scientists at McGill...

What will be the next big things in astronomy?

Published: 30May2019

It’s been an exciting time for astronomy lovers in the past few years: the first black hole picture amazed, many exoplanets have been discovered, gravitational waves were observed for the first...

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Published: 10Apr2019

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today,...

Jonathan Sievers and Jennifer Welsh named Canada 150 Research Chairs

Published: 29Mar2018

Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced...

Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists

Published: 18Jan2018

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took...

Latest gravitational-wave detection opens new era for astronomy

Published: 16Oct2017

The discovery of a gravitational wave caused by the merger of two neutron stars, reported today by a collaboration of scientists from around the world, opens a new era in astronomy. It marks the...

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