The mission of the CRAQ is to :


 
-Promote excellence in astrophysics in Québec and help Québec astronomy shine on the world stage
-Insure teaching at the graduate level and train highly skilled students in astrophysics
-Help engrain this field of knowledge within the popular culture of Québec
-Consolidate the material and financial resources of its members for cutting edge research
 
Events to come : Seminars/Colloquia ou Public outreach activities

News from the CRAQ Latest news

La vie des étoiles au Festival Eurêka.

Le Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec (CRAQ) était présent à l’édition 2016 du Festival Eurêka! C’est avec enthousiasme que des étudiants du CRAQ ont pris part à la 10e édition du Festival Eurêka! qui s’est déroulé dans le Vieux-Port de Montréal, du 10 au 12 juin 2016. Pendant ces trois jours, neuf étudiant(e)s à la maitrise et au doctorat de l’Université de Montréal et de l’Université McGill, ont fait découvrir quelques mystères du cosmos aux festivaliers.  Click here for more info

Awards Latest news

Jason Rowe awarded NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for exoplanet research

CRAQ’s researcher, iREx member and Bishop’s University adjunct professor, Jason Rowe, is the recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his contribution as a team member for the Kepler mission, one of the most successful science experiments of recent times.  Click here for more info


Visitez Science! On blogue.

The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ) is a partnership between the Université de Montréal, McGill University, and the Université Laval. The CRAQ brings together all researchers working in the field of astronomy and astrophysics of these three institutions, as well as other collaborators from Bishop's University, the Canadian Space Agency, the Cégep de Sherbrooke, and the private sector (Photon etc., ABB Bomem Inc., Nüvü Caméras). The CRAQ is funded through the program Regroupements stratégiques of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT).

The CRAQ constitutes a unique grouping of researchers in astrophysics in Québec bent on excellence and whose varying and complementary fields of expertise allows them to be innovative, creative and competitive in several scientific fields, thus offering graduate students a wide variety of subjects in both fundamental and applied fields of research.

The activities of the CRAQ follow four main thrusts :

  • Fundamental and applied research in astrophysics,
  • Development of instrumentation for national, international and space based observatories through the Laboratoire d'astrophysique expériementale (LAE),
  • the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM),
  • and, finally, the spreading of our astrophysics knowledge to the public at large.

 
 

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