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Twelve for dinner: The Milky Way’s feeding habits shine a light on dark matter

Twelve for dinner: The Milky Way’s feeding habits shine a light on dark matter

  Astronomers are one step closer to revealing the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars orbiting within our Galactic halo. Understanding these star streams is very important for astronomers. As well as…

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CHIME’s FRB Team to Receive 2022 Berkeley Prize

CHIME’s FRB Team to Receive 2022 Berkeley Prize

  The CHIME/FRB Team, which includes many researchers within the U of T Astronomy community – will be awarded the prestigious 2022 Berkeley prize by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The team is being honoured with the award for their noteworthy progress on fast radio…

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Dunlap Astronomer discovers we may be surrounded by tunnel-like structure

Dunlap Astronomer discovers we may be surrounded by tunnel-like structure

  A Dunlap Institute astronomer has discovered that our solar system may be surrounded by what she describes as a magnetic tunnel that can be seen in radio waves. Dr. Jennifer West, Research Associate at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, is making a…

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Dr. Renée Hložek Wins 2021 McLean Award

Dr. Renée Hložek Wins 2021 McLean Award

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – U of T Assistant Professor Renée Hložek is this year’s winner of the prestigious McLean Award. The award recognizes an emerging research leader at the University of Toronto. Hložek is an Assistant Professor at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics…

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Spectrum reveals extreme exoplanet is even more exotic

Spectrum reveals extreme exoplanet is even more exotic

  By Blaine Friedlander, with notes from Meaghan MacSween   Considered an ultra-hot Jupiter – a place where iron gets vaporized, condenses on the night-side and then falls from the sky like rain – the fiery, inferno-like WASP-76b exoplanet may be even more sizzling than…

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U of T Grad Student Wins DKG Fellowship Award

U of T Grad Student Wins DKG Fellowship Award

  The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has granted U of T Grad Student Margaret Ikape a World Fellowship Award for the 2021-2222 academic year. Ikape – a graduate student at the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Dunlap Institute for…

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HUBBLE FINDS EARLY, MASSIVE GALAXIES RUNNING ON EMPTY

HUBBLE FINDS EARLY, MASSIVE GALAXIES RUNNING ON EMPTY

    “Live fast, die young” could be the motto of six early, massive, “dead” galaxies that ran out of the cold hydrogen gas needed to make stars early in the life of the Universe. These galaxies lived fast and furious lives, creating their stars…

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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomical Instrumentation

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomical Instrumentation

    Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/19473  Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 12th, 2021  Email Address for Inquiries: actingdirector@dunlap.utoronto.ca   The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomical Instrumentation within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Dunlap Institute pursues…

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New U of T Class Merges Indigenous World Views with Astronomy

New U of T Class Merges Indigenous World Views with Astronomy

  Indigenous perspectives are a strong component of the study of astronomy, and now one U of T prof is helping to bring this important connection to the classroom. Hilding Neilson, CLTA Assistant Professor at the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, has…

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Mapping The Milky Way: Postdoc Creates First Interactive Tool

Mapping The Milky Way: Postdoc Creates First Interactive Tool

  A Dunlap Postdoc has created a new way to visualize and interpret the stars in the Milky Way, centred around the Sun. With the help of his colleagues, Banting & Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Josh Speagle used publicly available datasets and statistical methods to…

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