astrophysics

Detection of a short, intense radio burst in Milky Way could help resolve origins of mysterious phenomenon

Published: 4Nov2020

New data from a Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the McGill Space Institute and McGill University Department of Physics, strongly suggest that magnetars - a type of...

McGill team awarded contract to advance potential Canadian contribution for LiteBIRD space telescope

Published: 26Nov2019

November 7, 2019 (MONTREAL, Quebec) - A team of researchers from the McGill Space Institute has secured a Phase 0 contract with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to advance a proposed Canadian...

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...

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...

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