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CRAQ Summer School on the Astrophysics of Compact Objects

The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ) is announcing its first Summer School, which will be held on August 24-26th in Montréal, Québec.

Limit for registration: May 31, 2016

This year’s topic is «The Astrophysics of Compact Objects». During this 3-day school you will learn both theoretical and observational aspects of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. This summer school will include formal lectures from local and international experts in the field, as well as laboratories on data handling and analysis.

The CRAQ Summer School is principally aimed at graduate students in the field of physics, astronomy, and astrophysics, although undergraduate students in physics who have finished at least the last year of an undergraduate program will also be accepted.

There is no registration fee. However, we cannot offer traveling funds or cover lodging expenses.

Topics & instructors:

  • Theory of White Dwarf Stars – Gilles Fontaine (Université de Montréal)
  • Observations of White Dwarf Stars – Patrick Dufour & Pierre Bergeron (Université de Montréal)
  • Theory of Neutron Stars – Andrew Cumming (McGill University)
  • Observations of Neutron Stars – Vicky Kaspi (McGill University)
  • Theory of Black Holes – Dan Wilkins (St-Mary’s University)
  • Observations of Black Holes – Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo (Université de Montréal)

Detailed schedule available here.

A Welcome reception will be held on Tuesday evening (August 23rd).

Registration deadline is over. No new registrations are accepted.

Rooms will be available for participants who have requested it. We will contact you as soon as the details are available. Do not forget to check the appropriate box on the registration page.

Email contact: Summer.School@craq-astro.ca

About the CRAQ
The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec 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.