A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environment


New detections of radio waves from a repeating fast radio burst have revealed an astonishingly potent magnetic field in the source’s environment, indicating that it is situated near a massive black hole or within a nebula of unprecedented power.

Vicky Kaspi wins top Canadian science prize


NSERC has named Vicky Kaspi as this year’s recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour. Researchers Elena Bennett and Yasser Gidi were also honoured by NSERC.

McGill launches centre for space research

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Montreal’s emergence as a leading hub for space research took another big step forward today with the launch of the recently created McGill Space Institute (MSI).

Vicky Kaspi wins 2015 Killam Prize for the Natural Sciences


McGill professor Vicky Kaspi, a world-renowned astrophysicist known for her cutting-edge work on neutron stars and pulsars, was awarded the Killam Prize today, one of the country’s most prestigious awards for academic-career achievement. The $100,000 prize was granted for outstanding scholarship in the natural sciences.