Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
L'institut canadien d'astrophysique théorique
Annual Report
September 2000 - August 2001

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CITA Overview

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is a nationally supported research center for studies in theoretical astronomy and related subjects, hosted by the University of Toronto, and receiving research support from an NSERC collaborative special project grant, as well as the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. CITA's primary missions are to foster interaction within the Canadian theoretical astrophysics community and to serve as an international center of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics.

CITA Council                  CIAR and CITA

CITA Researchers

CITA hosts one of the largest concentrations of theoretical astrophysicists in the world: six faculty and some fifteen research fellows. CITA also presently supports five National Fellows at other Canadian institutions.

Changes in 2000/2001

Five present and ten former CITA post-docs received faculty positions during the past academic year. (Full list of CITAzens in permanent or tenure-stream positions can be found on CITA Alumni page.) Six new people joined the CITA research staff, including new associate professor Chris Thompson. Dick Bond was elected to the Royal Society of London.

Research 2000-2001

Research at CITA covers a broad range of fields in astrophysical theory. During the 2000/2001 academic year, these included: and other topics.

Publications 2000-2001

The research carried out at CITA generated over a hundred publications during the 2000/2001 academic year.


CITA has a vigorous visitors program bringing a number of Astronomy and Physics faculty members from other Canadian universities and from abroad for both extended stays and shorter visits. Each year CITA also invites an internationally distinguished scholar conducting research in theoretical astrophysics to give two lectures at the University of Toronto in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Visiting Astrophysicist Program.

Conferences Supported by CITA

CITA supports scientific workshops and meetings in Canada on subjects of interest to theoretical astrophysics. Meetings supported by CITA between August 2000 and August 2001 are listed here.


CITA occupies the 12th floor of the McLennan Physical Laboratories at the downtown campus of the University of Toronto. Computing facilities include a high-performance Compaq GS320 computer, two Beowulf clusters, several other multiprocessor machines, and individual workstations for each researcher.

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