Bryan Gaensler Recipient of 2019 Peter Martin Award


Martin Award: Bryan Gaensler CASCA is pleased to announce Dr. Bryan Gaensler from the University of Toronto as the recipient of the 2019 Peter Martin award for Mid-Career Achievement. Dr. Gaensler is the Director of the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto, and has…

Jason Hunt wins 2018 Polanyi Prize


Congratulations to Dunlap Fellow Jason Hunt, who this morning has been awarded the 2018 Polanyi Prize in Physics! (Details are at http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/dr-jason-hunt-awarded-2018-polanyi-prize-in-physics-for-mapping-the-milky-way-galaxy/) The Polanyi Prizes recognise outstanding achievements by early career researchers at Ontario universities. Jason is the fifth UofT astronomer to win this award,…

Jo Bovy wins Warner Prize


The AAS has selected Jo Bovy  to receive the Helen B. Warner Prize “for a significant early-career contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy, specifically for his contributions to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the Milky Way and his work on forward modeling…

2018 Fieldus award awarded to Nolan Denman


Nolan Denman is this year’s Fieldus award winner which is given to a senior student for leadership in the Department.   Nolan has help mentor many students through the early years of graduate studies and is praised for his insight into astronomy and physics issues…

Prof. Maria Drout named as CIFAR Global Scholar


U of T Astronomer Maria Drout Wins 2018 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Award 6 September 2018 [TORONTO] University of Toronto astronomer, Maria Drout, has received a prestigious 2018 Azrieli Global Scholar Award from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). The award recognizes researchers from…

Ue-Li has been selected to receive a Simons Investigator award


Ue-Li has been selected to receive a Simons Investigator award. One of 16 international awardees. The award will provide funding for 5 years, which will be a big boost for Ue-Li’s ongoing innovation, and, to all of us. Congratulations Ue-Li! And, a great picture in…

2017-18 Yen award winner to Robert Main


It is with great pleasure to announce that the 2017-18 Yen award for research excellence goes to Robert Main. Congratulations Robert! Robert led a Nature paper describing how plasma lensing near the Black Widow pulsar can lead to nearly a factor of one hundred brightening….

Gruber Prize awarded to Planck team


The 2018 Gruber Prize has been awarded to the Planck satellite team, which includes Dick Bond and Peter Martin. On behalf of the entire Department, congratulations! “The Planck project has made definitive measurements of the properties of our expanding universe. This stunning achievement was the…

Schmidt Fellowship awarded to Jielai Zhang


Schmidt Fellowship awarded to Jielai Zhang – Jielai plans to undertake an ambitious course of research that takes learnings from techniques in astronomy and applies them to health care. Building on her completed work in imaging galaxies more than 10,000 times dimmer than the moonless night…