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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

  Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14236 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 13, 2019  Email Address for Inquiries: director@dunlap.utoronto.ca   The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This growing unit pursues groundbreaking research in experimental and observational…

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Dr. Renée Hložek named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Dr. Renée Hložek named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Toronto (September 5, 2019) – Dr. Renee Hložek, Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, has been named a 2019-2021 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is a professional skills development program. It supports…

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Job Posting: Optomechanical Engineering Technologist 

Job Posting: Optomechanical Engineering Technologist 

  Job Number: 1903549  To apply: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en University of Toronto Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts and Science  Department: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics  Campus: St. George (downtown)   Description: Under the direction of the Project Leader of the Gemini Infrared Multi-Object Spectrograph (GIRMOS), this position is responsible for…

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ComSciCon Launches in Canada

ComSciCon Launches in Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto (July 28) – On July 18-20, the first national science communications workshop for graduate students launched in Canada. For two and a half days, fifty graduate students, selected from over 400 applicants, and heralding from twenty-six institutions across Canada, gathered at…

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Statement from the University of Toronto on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Statement from the University of Toronto on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

  As a board member of the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), I have been watching closely the recent events at the construction site of the Thirty-Metre Telescope (TMT) at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and consulting with my colleagues at the University of Toronto. The…

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Dr. Bryan Gaensler wins Peter G. Martin Award for Mid-Career Achievement 

Dr. Bryan Gaensler wins Peter G. Martin Award for Mid-Career Achievement 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Toronto (June 19, 2019) – Earlier today, Dr. Bryan Gaensler, Director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, was granted the 2019 Peter G. Martin Award for Mid-Career Achievement by the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA). The event took place at CASCA’s…

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Dr. Jason Hunt Awarded 2018 Polanyi Prize in Physics for Mapping the Milky Way Galaxy

Dr. Jason Hunt Awarded 2018 Polanyi Prize in Physics for Mapping the Milky Way Galaxy

Dunlap Fellow Jason Hunt has been awarded the 2018 Polanyi Prize in Physics for his work in mapping the Milky Way Galaxy using the Gaia space telescope.

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Timelapse Shows Twenty-five Years In The Life Of One Of The Most Studied Objects In Astronomy: Supernova 1987a

Timelapse Shows Twenty-five Years In The Life Of One Of The Most Studied Objects In Astronomy: Supernova 1987a

Yvette Cendes, a graduate student with the U of Toronto and Leiden Observatory, has created a time-lapse showing twenty-five years in the life of SN1987A.

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U of T Astronomer Maria Drout Awarded 2018 Arizona State University Postdoctoral Lectureship

U of T Astronomer Maria Drout Awarded 2018 Arizona State University Postdoctoral Lectureship

U of T astronomer, Prof Maria Drout, has added a 2018 Postdoctoral Lectureship Award from Arizona State University to a recent list of honours.

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Astronomers Discover Sonic Boom From Powerful Unseen Explosion

Astronomers Discover Sonic Boom From Powerful Unseen Explosion

Astronomers have detected the sonic boom from an immensely powerful cosmic explosion, even though the explosion itself was totally unseen.

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