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Application Deadline Extended for 2020 Dunlap Institute Summer School

Application Deadline Extended for 2020 Dunlap Institute Summer School

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 21) – The Dunlap Institute has extended the application deadline for the 2020 Dunlap Institute Summer School. The new deadline is Friday, January 31. Full information can be found here. The Dunlap Institute Summer School is an introduction to astronomical instrumentation…

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Dr. Jo Bovy Wins 2019 Warner Prize

Dr. Jo Bovy Wins 2019 Warner Prize

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (January 8, 2020) – Dr. Jo Bovy has been awarded the 2019 Helen B. Warner Prize for his contribution to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way. Bovy, an Associate at the Dunlap Institute and Assistant Professor…

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CHIME collaboration helps track down a fast radio burst to a nearby galaxy

CHIME collaboration helps track down a fast radio burst to a nearby galaxy

Working with members of Canada’s CHIME Fast Radio Burst collaboration, including members at the Dunlap Institute and the University of Toronto, Astronomers in Europe have pinpointed the location of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) first detected by the CHIME telescope in British Columbia in…

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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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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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