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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.

Prof Bob Garrison Passed Away

18.10.2017

Best known for his understanding of and dedication towards maintaining the MK Spectral Classification system, Professor Robert F. (Bob) Garrison passed away on the morning of August 13, 2017 in Toronto with his family by his side.

Roberto Abraham Receives Killam Award

02.05.2017

The Canada Council for the Arts awards the prestigious Killam award to outstanding scholars.   More information about the award and Abraham’s work can be found below: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/three-u-t-scholars-receive-killam-awards   https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/08/27/u-of-t-astrophysicists-dragonfly-offers-a-bugs-eye-view-of-the-universe.html  

Michael Reid Awarded Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016-17

07.03.2017

The Faculty of Arts and Science has selected Michael Reid for an Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016-17. The Faculty of Arts & Science Outstanding Teaching Awards, established in 1993, highlights excellence in teaching. Congratulations, Mike!