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CHIME-CIRADA Computing Specialist (TERM)

CHIME-CIRADA Computing Specialist (TERM)

Date Posted: 09/02/2022 Req ID: 26359 Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science Department: Dunlap Inst. for Astronomy & Astrophysic Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto) Position Number: 00052044 Description: About us: The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of…

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CHIME collaboration wins Brockhouse Canada Prize for groundbreaking insight into astrophysical mysteries

CHIME collaboration wins Brockhouse Canada Prize for groundbreaking insight into astrophysical mysteries

by Arts & Science News A cross-Canada collaboration including the University of Toronto has won the prestigious Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering from the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) is a…

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Teaching telescopes to multitask might be the key to finding extraterrestrial intelligence

Teaching telescopes to multitask might be the key to finding extraterrestrial intelligence

  A new telescope strategy may bring astronomers closer to figuring out whether we’re alone in the universe. Along with her team, Dr. Cherry Ng of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto has published a detailed plan on how…

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Postdoctoral Position in Radio Polarimetry

Postdoctoral Position in Radio Polarimetry

  Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22777 Closing Date for Receipt of Application: December 1, 2022  For Inquiries: Prof. Bryan Gaensler bryan.gaensler@utoronto.ca   The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto (UofT) seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on on scientific and…

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Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysical Transient Research

Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysical Transient Research

  Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22885 Closing Date for Receipt of Application: December 1, 2022 For Inquiries: Prof. Bryan Gaensler bryan.gaensler@utoronto.ca Dr. Assaf Horesh assafh@mail.huji.ac.il The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto (UofT) and the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew…

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Dunlap researchers help reveal a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

Dunlap researchers help reveal a galaxy sparkling with the universe’s oldest star clusters

September 29, 2022 by Josslyn Johnstone – A&S News Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers from the Canadian NIRISS Unbiased Cluster Survey (CANUCS) team — including observational astronomers from the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts & Science —…

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Software Research Positions for Rubin Observatory Science Collaboration Pipeline Support

Software Research Positions for Rubin Observatory Science Collaboration Pipeline Support

  Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22694 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 14, 2022  Email Address for Inquiries: hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca _____________________________________________________________________   The Canadian Rubin Consortium is offering five positions to work on pipeline development in Science Collaborations of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, a telescope that…

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U of T’s Renée Hložek Elected to College of New Scholars 

U of T’s Renée Hložek Elected to College of New Scholars 

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – The University of Toronto’s Professor Renée Hložek has been elected to the prestigious College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists recognizes emerging intellectual leadership within Canada, of scholars in their early post-doctoral…

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Astronomers detect a radio “heartbeat” billions of light-years from Earth

Astronomers detect a radio “heartbeat” billions of light-years from Earth

  The clear and periodic pattern of fast radio bursts may originate from a distant neutron star.   By Jennifer Chu (MIT News Office), with notes from Meaghan MacSween Along with collaboration partners, astronomers at the Dunlap Institute and the David A. Dunlap Department of…

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CHIME Outrigger Telescopes boost search for Fast Radio Bursts

CHIME Outrigger Telescopes boost search for Fast Radio Bursts

  CHIME’s new siblings will pinpoint where bursts detected by Canada’s world-renowned telescope come from. By Meaghan Thurston and Fergus Grieve, with notes from Meaghan MacSween In the quest to identify the origins of one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries – fast radio bursts (FRBs) –…

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