Astronomy & Physics

Astronomy & Physics


ASTRO-H X-ray telescope

ASTRO-H X-ray Telescope (Credit: JAXA)

Professor Gallo leads Canadian contribution to next generation X-ray telescope.

Professor Luigi Gallo is looking forward to using ASTRO-H, the next-generation X-ray space telescope, to study the flow of material around supermassive blackholes. Professor Gallo is the Principal Investigator for the Canadian ASTRO-H Metrology System (CAMS), a laser alignment system that will be placed on the X-ray observatory. This is Canada’s technological contribution to the international project lead by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). On March 19, 2015, the Canadian Space Agency announced that the CAMS package has been built and delivered to JAXA. 

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in experimental nuclear physics, at TRIUMF, Canada with Professor Rituparna Kanungo is available. For more information: IRIS_Postdoc_2015

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Father Lonc
November 27, 2014
In Memoriam of Dr William Lonc
Fr. Dr. William P. Lonc, S.J. died on November 27, 2014; he was 84 years old.

Logan Francis
December 1, 2014
Best Undergraduate Science Paper
Logan Francis wins award for science project on physical random number generators.

New BGO Telescope with Mann
October 29, 2014
New Telescope
New 0.6m Medjuck Telescope unveiled at Burke-Gaffney Observatory.
October 30, 2014
Professor Deupree Retires
The Department of Astronomy and Physics, and the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA) wishes Bob Deupree a fond farewell.
June 5, 2014
Demos on YouTube
Astronomy and physics video demonstrations are proving to be very popular.
March 27, 2015, SB 160 (Sobey Building)
A large complete ULIRG sample at z~2
Dr Jiasheng Huang

March 26, 2015, Dalhousie Physics
Quantum Physics in Your Light Bulb: A Colourful Story
Dr. Kris Poduska, Memorial University

January 30, 2015, L 177
Femtosecond Pulse Shaping for Tailored Control of Semiconductor Quantum Bits
Dr. Kimberley Hall, Dalhousie University