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…


CITA and DI are hosting Atacama Large Millimeter Array day (ALMA) on Monday  March 17, 2014. There will be
visitors coming from  March 13th to March 19th 2014. A few ALMA-related seminars will be given on Monday.

Organizer: Quang Nguyen Luong

All seminars are open for CITA/DI and public in MP1318.

Monday 17 March 2014
11.00 – 12.00    ALMA observatory (Tracey Hill, ALMA…

India-LIGO: Is IndiGO a go?

Jammu, India –

The Indian Prime Minister  Manmohan Singh announced Monday that India intends to host the third LIGO detector. The Prime Minister made the announcement as he inaugurated the 101st Indian Science Congress at the University of Jammu on February 3rd, 2014.

“India will partner the international scientific community in the establishment of some of the world’s major R&D…

CITA co-founder, Professor Peter G. Martin, FRSC, is honored

CASCA recognizes Martin with the 2014 Executive Award for Outstanding Service for his sustained contributions to astronomy in Canada 

The Canadian Astronomical Society President Laura Ferrarese made the announcement today with evident pleasure. “For more than four decades, Dr. Martin has been a driving force and steadfast supporter of astronomy in Canada,” she said. “In bestowing t…

Professor Joseph Silk, FRS, to deliver the 16th Sackler Lecture

CITA announces the 16th Sackler Lecture will be delivered by Joseph Ivor Silk who has done outstanding work to understand the very early universe.

Professor Silk will visit CITA April 21-25, 2014.

His public talk entitled “From Here to Eternity” will be Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 7:30 PM in the Koffler Building, 569 Spadina Avenue, main auditorium, west of CITA offices in McLennan…

Progress Report on the CHIME project from the Dunlap Institute’s Professor Keith Vanderlinde

The pathfinder or prototype, proof-of-concept for CHIME is well underway. (This is 2/5th of the completed CHIME).  “One cylinder is essentially finished, the second is coming along, and we’re about to attach the first set of detectors. We’ve got several months of commissioning ahead of us before the whole thing is assembled and up & running, but things are certainly coming along,”…

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