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Join our Team: Postdoctoral Position in Adaptive Optics and Integrated Photonics

Join our Team: Postdoctoral Position in Adaptive Optics and Integrated Photonics

  Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18450 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: May 11th, 2021 Email Address for Inquiries: suresh.sivanandam@utoronto.ca ______________________________________________________________________ The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on scientific and technical problems related…

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Grad Student Solves Astronomical Optics Problems Using AI

Grad Student Solves Astronomical Optics Problems Using AI

  A University of Toronto graduate student is using artificial intelligence to solve one of the biggest technical challenges in astronomy. Robin Swanson – a PhD student in U of T’s Department of Computer Science and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics – is…

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U of T Student Discovers Rare Star Population

U of T Student Discovers Rare Star Population

  A University of Toronto PhD student has led the discovery of a population of a rare type of star – research that can help us to better understand what types of stars explode, and could potentially expand our understanding of the contents of the…

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U of T Astronomer Joins Twinkle Space Mission

U of T Astronomer Joins Twinkle Space Mission

  Are we alone in the Universe? A new international space mission involving one U of T astronomer may help us get closer to finding out. University of Toronto CLTA Assistant Professor Hilding Neilson has joined the Exoplanet Survey Science Team of the Twinkle Space…

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Dr. Renée Hložek Wins Harvey B. Richer Medal

Dr. Renée Hložek Wins Harvey B. Richer Medal

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (March 12, 2021) – Professor Renée Hložek has been awarded the Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal for her contributions to astronomy. The Richer Medal is awarded every second year by the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) in recognition of significant and sustained early…

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Detection of a radio burst in Milky Way could resolve origins of mysterious phenomenon

Detection of a radio burst in Milky Way could resolve origins of mysterious phenomenon

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 04, 2020 New data from a Canadian-led team of astronomers – including researchers from the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrphysics and the University of Toronto  – strongly suggests that magnetars – a type of neutron star believed to have…

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Dunlap Institute Team Maps Magnetism of Northern Sky Milky Way

Dunlap Institute Team Maps Magnetism of Northern Sky Milky Way

  Astronomers from the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics have led a research team that has helped map the north-sky portion of the Milky Way Galaxy’s magnetic field. The team used data from the CHIME telescope to measure the way in which invisible magnetism distorts…

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New View of Nature’s Oldest Light Adds Fresh Twist to Debate Over Universe’s Age

New View of Nature’s Oldest Light Adds Fresh Twist to Debate Over Universe’s Age

Observations by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope suggest that the universe is 13.8 billion years old.   July 15, 2020 – From a mountain high in Chile’s Atacama Desert, astronomers with the National Science Foundation’s Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) – including researchers with the Dunlap Institute for…

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CHIME Wins Prestigious Governor General’s Innovation Award

CHIME Wins Prestigious Governor General’s Innovation Award

  July 15, 2020 – The team behind the Canadian-based radio telescope CHIME (the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) has been awarded the fifth annual Governor General’s Innovation Award. Announced Tuesday by the Rideau Hall Foundation, these awards recognize and celebrate exceptional Canadian individuals, teams, and organizations who…

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Astronomers Discover a Mysterious Cosmic Clock

Astronomers Discover a Mysterious Cosmic Clock

Blasts of radiation detected every 16 days, which could help explain mysterious bursts of energy from space. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (June 17, 2020) – A Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Toronto and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, has discovered that…

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