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Prof Norman Murray sheds light on why the day is 24 hrs long

Stock image of the sun over planet earth.

Read the full A&S News Article by Chris Sasaki here, excerpt below
A team of astrophysicists, including CITA Prof Norman Murray, has revealed how the slow and steady lengthening of Earth’s day caused by the tidal pull of the moon was halted for over a billion years.

They show that from approximately two billion years ago until 600 million years ago, an atmospheric tide driven by t…

CITA Welcomes Six Fellows to 2023 Cohort

CITA extends a warm welcome to our incoming Fellows and National Fellows. In September, we will be joined by four Fellows at our flagship at the University of Toronto and two national fellows at the University of Waterloo and the University of Manitoba. We are committed to providing post-doctoral training for early career researchers in the field of Theoretical Astrophysics and are excited about…

CITA Faculty and Fellow Part of LVK’s Newest Observation Run

Today the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) Collaboration begins a new observing run with upgraded instruments, new and even more accurate signal models, and more advanced data analysis methods.

This observing run, known as O4, promises to take gravitational-wave astronomy to the next level. O4 will begin on May 24th and last 20 months, including up to two months of commissioning breaks. It will be t…

CITA Flagship Welcomes Back CITA + PI Day

CITA and Perimeter Institute gathered for CITA + PI Day on Friday May 19, 2023. These gatherings aim to foster interaction, collaboration, and sharing of new ideas in our common fields of interest through a series of informal talks followed by discussion.

CITA + PI Days are 1-day workshops that bring together students, postdocs, and faculty from CITA, the Perimeter Institute, and other…

CITA featured in the Globe and Mail on new School of Cosmic Future

Juna Kollmeier

Science reporter for the Globe and Mail, Ivan Seminiuk, met with Juna Kollmeier, CITA Director, last week to discuss her initiative to tackle global issues and ambitions for the School of Cosmic Future.

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Astronomers release the most detailed map of matter in the cosmos

See full Arts and Science News article here.

Researchers from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) collaboration have submitted a set of papers to the Astrophysical Journal, featuring a groundbreaking new map of dark matter distributed across a quarter of the entire sky and extending deep into the cosmos.
The result confirms Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity which predicts how…

CITA Rejoins the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

Faculty and Postdocs join to form CITA’s membership to this esteemed collaboration
Collaboration and discovery go hand in hand at the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). Working with the Virgo and KAGRA observatories – together forming the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) Collaboration –, the group represents 4 observatories, 19 countries, 127 institutions, and over 1400 researchers. This scale is…

CITA Welcomes Three New Faculty

CITA is in the midst of welcoming three new faculty, a first in our history. This is an exciting moment for us as our new faculty broaden the expertise at CITA and expand the work that we do. From gravitational wave astronomy and cosmology to plasma physics, these three CITAzens are asking new questions about the universe and discovering novel ways to answer them. Welcome Profs. Maya Fischbach,…

Professor Dick Bond on Theories of Everything

Professor Dick Bond

Professor Dick Bond was featured in Curt Jaimungal’s Theories of Everything on February 1st. Watch Bond discuss multiverse, Hubble Tension, and dark…

CITA 2022 Year in Review

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