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 today at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.  

Classified as: Canada 150 Research Chairs, Jennifer Welsh, Jonathan Sievers, astronomy, international relations, School of Public Policy, McGill Space Institute
Published on: 29 Mar 2018

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 place about 138 million light years away and sent gravitational waves rippling through the universe.

Classified as: neutron star, merger, gravitational waves, Chandra X-ray Observatory, astrophysics, astronomy, Haggard, Ruan, Nynka, LIGO, Virgo, science and technology, McGill Space Institute
Published on: 18 Jan 2018

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 first time that scientists have been able to observe a cosmic event with both light waves -- the basis of traditional astronomy -- and gravitational waves, the ripples in space-time predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Classified as: gravitational waves, daryl haggard, McGill Space Institute, physics, astronomy, neutron stars
Published on: 16 Oct 2017

A research team led by McGill University Physics Prof. Alexander Maloney is among the winners of the New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Competition who will present their winning proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12 and 13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Classified as: Alexander Maloney, astronomy, cosmology, Johannes Walcher, New Frontiers in Astronomy, Patrick Hayden, physics, Robert Brandenberger, universe
Published on: 4 Oct 2012