Letter from the Chair of CITA Council

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the CITA /ICAT website.  The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics is our national centre for research in this exciting area.  The purpose of the centre is to foster work between members of our community throughout Canada, and to provide a venue for interacting with international visitors.

Throughout its existence CITA has played an important role in fostering the careers of young astronomers from around the world, many of whom have gone on to illustrious careers in Canada and abroad.  For many years CITA has been an important part of my work.  My research has benefited from my visits, and several of my close collaborators and students have spent time working here. I have made important professional connections and learned about topics that would otherwise have passed me by.  I am proud to have had the chance to repay some small amount of my debt by serving as the Chair of the CITA Council.

None of this work would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.
On behalf of our community, I am pleased to express my gratitude to the University of Toronto and the funding agencies of the federal government for their support and encouragement for the last 30 years.  We look forward to serving our community for many years to come.

Robert Brandenberger
Professor, McGill University