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Philae lander touches down on comet 67P

Rosetta mission’s Philae lander made contact with comet 67P, ten years after the mission began.
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Workshop “Testing Inflation with Large Scale Structure: Connecting Hopes with Reality”

Assistant Professor Dan Green, along with alumni CITAzen Olivier Dore, will be hosting a workshop on October 23 and 24, 2014.

The workshop will have no research talks, but will instead consist of a number of organized discussions. These discussions will cover both interesting theoretical targets in the post-Planck era but also the practical and technical challenges of reaching these targets.

New York Times article: “Criticism of Study Detecting Ripples From Big Bang Continues to Expand”

Prof Dick Bond is quoted in the New York Times article “Criticism of Study Detecting Ripples From Big Bang Continues to Expand”.
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CITA Jamboree

CITA held it’s annual Jamboree on Monday September 15th, 2014
Please find below the abstract for everyone who was here to introduce their research and a few slides.
Sample slides

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Norm Murray interviewed in weekly journal ‘Nature’

Norm Murray was quoted  in the July issue of Nature. The article looks at the current state of exoplanet research and how scientist must now take a different approach in explaining their formation.


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Mike Nolta listed one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

SRA Mike Nolta name made the list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.

“Spotlighting some of the standout researchers of the last decade, Thomson Reuters has launched Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science. Deriving from InCites Essential Science Indicators, a subset of the Web of Science, Highly Cited Researchers presents more than 3,000…

Peter Martin awarded CASCA Executive Award for Outstanding Service

Dr.  Peter G. Martin has been awarded the CASCA Executive Award for Outstanding Service for 2014.

“The CASCA Executive Award for Outstanding Service is awarded to an individual who has made sustained contributions in service that have strengthened the Canadian astronomical community and enhanced its impact regionally, nationally and/or internationally. This may include, but is not limited to,…

Professor Harald Pfeiffer Awarded Ontario Early Researcher Award

University of Toronto Professor Harald Pfeiffer is a recipient of the Ontario government’s Early Researcher Award. Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation made the announcement May 1st, 2014.

The Early Researcher Award recognizes recently appointed, promising scientists in Ontario. The award comes with prize money to help build a team of support, including undergraduat…

Astronomers harness the Galaxy’s biggest telescope to make most precise measurement of spinning star

“Professor Ue-Li Pen and CAASTRO Partner Investigator [have] now proven their ‘interstellar lens’ can get down to 50 picoarcseconds, or a million times more detail, resolving areas of less than 5km in the emission region.”

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The Royal Astronomical Society Press Release

The Royal Astronomical Society sent out a press release based on a paper recently published, which has two CITA National Fellows as co-authors: current National Fellow Jorge Moreno and former National Fellow Else Starkenburg.

Below is press release and t…

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