A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environment

Published: 10Jan2018

New detections of radio waves from a repeating fast radio burst have revealed an astonishingly potent magnetic field in the source’s environment, indicating that it is situated near a massive black...

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....

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

Published: 10Jul2014

Brief pulse detected by Arecibo telescope appears to come from far beyond our galaxy

Vicky Kaspi wins 2015 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences

Published: 14Apr2015

McGill professor Vicky Kaspi, a world-renowned astrophysicist known for her cutting-edge work on neutron stars and pulsars, was awarded the Killam Prize today, one of the country’s most prestigious...