About the Institute

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is a nationally supported research center that is devoted to studying the origin and evolution of the universe, and the many wonderful phenomena revealed by modern astronomy. CITA fosters interaction within the community of Canadian astrophysics through workshops and a vibrant visitor program. CITA educates and develops the next generation of scientific leaders via National Postdoctoral Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Senior Research Associate Fellowships, and through student supervision at the undergraduate and graduate level. Alumni of CITA’s post-doctoral programs hold distinguished positions across Canada and around the globe.

CITA gratefully acknowledges support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the University of Toronto, and the Canadian Astronomical Society/ Société Canadienne d’Astronomie.


Snapshot of CITA “Desserts” August 23, 2013 including visitors and many of CITA’s faculty, post-docs, research associates and summer undergraduates researchers.