McGill Hackathon 2020 Participation – A team of students from Université de Montréal including Théophile Bégin and led by Myriam Prasow-Émond participated in the 2020 McGill Physics Hackathon. Their work on physics outreach won them the space explorer award. Check out their site here: .


Jansky Very Large Array Image Contest 2020 – Former PhD student with the lab, Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, recently won third place in the Karl Jansky Very Large Array 40th Anniversary Image Contest. You can find her stunning mutliwavelength image of the Perseus cluster here:


Canada-France-Hawai’i Press Release – The Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope recently highlighted the work our PhD student Carter Rhea worked on during his internship in Hawaii. Check out his new machine learning method at


NASA Press Release and Chandra Blog – The recent publication by Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and Carter Rhea has gained the attention of the NASA press office. In addition to an official NASA press release, Carter Rhea has written a blog post explaining the discovery in a Chandra blog post. The press release can be found at, while the Chandra blog can be found at


New initiative from our student, Carter Rhea – – Cadena is a free platform of sharing economy services without ads that aims to create bonds between users to promote exchange. Being a non-profit organization (NPO), Cadena’s goal is to create a sharing economy environment without taking any form of commission from it’s users transactions. Founded in 2019 with a used books selling service, Cadena is currently working on adding more services for 2020. 


Gates Cambridge, A global scholarship at Cambridge University – Annabelle Richard-Laferrière is awarded a prestigious Gates scholarship to pursue a PhD at Cambridge University in 2019.


Royal Society of CanadaJulie Hlavacek-Larrondo has been elected member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.


ESO fellowshipMarie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, former Ph. D. student and team member, has been selected for a ESO Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with ALMA.


Tout le monde en parle – One of our team members, Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, was recently invited to the Canadian show Tout Le Monde En Parle to give a widely distributed vulgarization speech on black holes as a tribute to Stephen Hawking.



Press release – 2018 CFHT press release on novel observations of the the Perseus cluster with the Canada France Hawaii Telescope, see


Press release – 2018 NASA press release on the most massive black holes, also featured in La Presseles Années lumières


La preuve par l’image – One of our team members, Marie-Lou Gendron Marsolais, has been selected as one of eight finalists for the 2017 edition of La Preuve Par L’image, a scientific picture vulgarization competition, to give a speech about a picture of the Perseus Cluster she designed.


Press release – 2017 NRAO press release on one of the deepest radio images of the Perseus cluster ever obtained,


Press release – 2017 NASA press release on a giant wave identified in the Perseus Cluster that includes members from our team,