Victoria Kaspi

Title: 
Professor
Academic title(s): 

Lorne Trottier Chair, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)

 

Contact Information
Email address: 
victoria.kaspi [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-6412
Area of expertise: 

My research centres on observational studies of neutron stars. I use radio and X-ray telescopes to study pulsars - rapidly rotating, highly magnetized neutron stars. Specific projects my research group is currently working on include:

NuSTAR - a focusing hard X-ray NASA mission due to launch February 2012
SWIFT and Arecibo L-Band Feed Array, a CyberSKA project, and using the Green Bank Telescope, in support of NANOGrav
X-ray observations of high-magnetic field neutron stars using CHANDRA and XMM-Newton
Population synthesis of radio pulsars

Department: 
Department of Physics
Faculty of Science
Media guide subjects: 
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Physics
Language(s) spoken: 
English
French
Salutation: 
Prof
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Herzberg Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists (2004)
  • NSERC’s E.W.R. Steacie Prize (2006)
  • The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics (2007)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • In 2010 Dr. Kaspi was the winner of the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award and the Killam Research Fellowship
  • Fellowship of The Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences.
  • US Annie Jump Cannon Award
  • Prix Marie-Victorin, Quebec’s highest honour for scientists.
  • Killam Prize 2015 (Natural Sciences)
Gender: 
Female