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….
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 – 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…
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 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 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 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.
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.
Prof. Hanno Rein is appointed as Director of the Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS) at UTSC, for a five-year term from 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2022. Congratulations, Hanno!
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