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: https://hackstros-queens.github.io/ .
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: https://public.nrao.edu/news/2020-image-contest-winners.
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 https://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/en/news/SITELLEMachineLearning/.
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 https://chandra.si.edu/press/20_releases/press_080320.html, while the Chandra blog can be found at https://chandra.si.edu/photo/2020/j1049/.
New initiative from our student, Carter Rhea – http://www.cadena.ca/ – 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. http://quartierlibre.ca/des-etudiants-de-ludem-a-lorigine-dun-site-dechange-de-livres-usages/
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. https://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/article/2019/04/26/annabelle-richard-laferriere-boursiere-gates-de-l-universite-de-cambridge/
Royal Society of Canada – Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo has been elected member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. https://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/article/2018/09/11/deux-professeurs-de-l-udem-sont-nommes-au-college-de-nouveaux-chercheurs-de-la-src/
ESO fellowship – Marie-Lou Gendron-Marsolais, former Ph. D. student and team member, has been selected for a ESO Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with ALMA. https://www.almaobservatory.org/en/team/marie-lou-gendron-marsolais/
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 http://cfht.hawaii.edu/fr/news/N1275SITELLE/
Press release – 2018 NASA press release on the most massive black holes, also featured in La Presse, les Années lumières. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/news/supermassive-black-holes-are-outgrowing-theirgalaxies.html
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, https://public.nrao.edu/news/galaxy-cluster-mini-halo/
Press release – 2017 NASA press release on a giant wave identified in the Perseus Cluster that includes members from our team, https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/scientists-find-giant-wave-rolling-through-the-perseus-galaxycluster/