About the Institute

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is a nationally supported research center for studies in theoretical astrophysics including the origin and evolution of the universe, and the many other phenomena revealed by modern astronomy. CITA’s primary missions are to foster interaction within the Canadian astrophysics community and to serve as an international centre of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics.  CITA educates and develops the next generation of scientific leaders via National Postdoctoral Fellowships and Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associate Fellowships, and through student supervision at the undergraduate and graduate level. It also fosters interactions through workshops and a vibrant visitor program. 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 Canada Research Chairs Program, and the University of Toronto.