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Prof. Maria Drout named as CIFAR Global Scholar

06.09.2018

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

10.07.2018

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

09.07.2018

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

11.05.2018

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

24.04.2018

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…

Promotion of Dae-Sik Moon

10.04.2018

Our Dean, David Cameron, has written to congratulate Dae-Sik Moon on his promotion to Full Professor. The promotion will take affect July 1. The Provost has made the promotion decision. Congratulations Dae-Sik!

2018 UTEA Competition in the Faculty of Arts & Science

06.03.2018

2018 University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA) competition is now open and accept applications. The UTEA program in the Faculty of Arts & Science is designed to support undergraduate students while working on a summer research project over 14 weeks under the direction of a…

Yen Prize awarded to Ryan Cloutier

19.12.2017

Yen Prize awarded to Ryan Cloutier for his exoplanet research, discoveries and in particular his comprehensive analysis of the expected planet detections in the up-coming Spirou Legacy Survey Planet Search.

Fieldus Prize awarded to Jielai Zhang

19.12.2017

Fieldus Prize awarded to Jielai Zhang for her infectious enthusiastic leadership of numerous ventures in and out of the Department, and generally helping make the Department a great place to do astronomy and astrophysics.