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New CITA website launched on February 28, 2014
Published: March 05, 2014
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Dr. Linda Strubbe is awarded a Beller Lectureship by the American Physical Society
Published: January 11, 2013
Dr. Linda Strubbe, CITA postdoctoral fellow who studies massive black holes in the nuclei of galaxies, was awarded a Beller Lectureship to the American Physical Society meeting April 13-16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado (more...)
CITA collaboration one of the top physics breakthroughs of 2012 according to Physics World
Published: December 14, 2012
CITA researchers collaborated on an advance in precision cosmology heralded as a "triumph" by Physics World in 2012, the first observation of the large scale motion of galaxy clusters by its distortion of the temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation. (more...)
Planck Space Telescope spots filament of hot gas bridging galaxy cluster pair, with CSA @ CITA scientists involved
Published: December 11, 2012
The Planck Space Telescope has made the first conclusive detection of a bridge of hot gas connecting a pair of galaxy clusters across 10 million light-years of intergalactic space. (more...)
CITA on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet
Published: October 19, 2012
CITA researchers inaugurate the refurbished Algonquin Radio Telescope with an observing run to track pulsars. (more...)
New College - Notable New Alumni (Dick Bond)
Published: August 20, 2012
Dr. Bond started his career at the University of Toronto where he got a degree in mathematics and physics in 1973. (more...)
WMAP Team (CITAzen Mike Nolta) Awarded Gruber Prize
Published: June 22, 2012
Charles L. Bennett and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) team that includes CITA Research Associate, Mike Nolta, are the recipients of the 2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize. Their observations and analyses of ancient light have provided the unprecedentedly rigorous measurements of the age, content, geometry, and origin of the universe that now comprise the Standard Cosmological Model. (more...)
Professor J. Richard Bond awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Published: June 19, 2012
Prof. Bond was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on June 18th 2012. Prof Bond was previously named to the Province of Ontario's most prestigious honour, the Order of Ontario in 2007. (more...)
New Planck maps reveal unseen details throughout the Milky Way
Published: February 17, 2012
The HFI team is led by Professor J. Richard Bond of the University of Toronto. The Canadian teams have spent more than a decade working with their international colleagues to plan for the Planck mission, and will be directly involved in using the data to answer some of the biggest questions in the Universe. (more...)
Two ex-CITAzens Awarded 2012 Sloan Fellowships
Published: February 15, 2012
Neal Dalal and Brice Ménard awarded Sloan Fellowships. (more...)
Super-Earths give theorists a super headache
Published: December 13, 2011
An abundance of medium-sized worlds is challenging planet-formation models. (more...)
Astrophysics Students Have Their Eyes on the Sky in Rural India
Published: November 24, 2011
This summer five undergraduate students had the opportunity to put theory into practice, when they spent two months north of Pune, India living at the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) facility, the world’s largest array of radio telescopes at metre wavelengths. (more...)
Carlos Palenzuela recipient of the Bishop Award
Published: April 29, 2011
CITA recognized one of its young researchers, Carlos Palenzuela, for outstanding research done during his time at CITA. (more...)
avery_broderick Avery Broderick recipient of the 2011 Tremaine Award
Published: April 29, 2011
CITA recognized one of its young researchers, Avery Broderick, for outstanding research work at CITA. (more...)
CITA Professors announce first scientific results of Planck satellite mission
Published: January 11, 2011
This will shed light on star-forming galaxies; reveals presence of dark gas. (more...)
Dual Jet CITA postdoc links gravitational waves to observable electromagnetic jets in binary black hole merger
Published: August 23, 2010
Astronomers may be able to get an early warning about where to look for merging black holes and study gravitational waves, thanks to a new model created by Canadian and U.S. astrophysicists. (more...)
jens_chluba Jens Chluba recipient of the 2010 Tremaine Award
Published: June 11, 2010
Chluba awarded for his work on cosmological recombination (more...)
The Globe and Mail: Toronto astrophysicists pretty much figured out origins of universe
Published: June 04, 2010
Approximately 13.7 billion years ago – give or take an insignificant 260 million years – the piping hot primordial jambalaya of the original universe began to expand. Physicists now agree we shouldn't have called it the Big Bang. The Big Wheeze would have been more accurate. It happened everywhere at once. (more...)
Dick Bond Awarded the 2010 CAP Medal
Published: April 16, 2010
The 2010 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics will be awarded to J. Richard Bond, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, for for his broad and fundamental contributions to cosmology and astrophysics, and his leadership which has contributed greatly to Canada's well-recognized efforts in these areas. He has developed the study of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background into a powerful tool for the understanding of the structure and history of our universe. (more...)
Lev Kofman Lev Kofman: June 17, 1957 - November 12, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009
It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of CITA Professor, Lev Kofman. (more...)
Bond Awarded the Tory Medal
Published: August 26, 2009
The medal is awarded for outstanding research in a branch of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science. (more...)
browning_bishop Matthew Browning recipient of the Bishop Award
Published: July 10, 2009
Browning recognized for his research work. (more...)
dalal_tremaine_award Neal Dalal recipient of the Tremaine Award
Published: July 10, 2009
Dalal recognized for his research work. (more...)
Lev Kofman Honoured at the Academic Leaders Reception
Published: May 14, 2009
To recognize and thank academic leaders for their contributions made during their term. (more...)
CITA Webcast Now Available
Published: March 15, 2009
CITA is now live-webcasting the weekly seminars! (more...)
CITA Invites you to the Toronto Astronomy Festival!
Published: January 06, 2009
The International Year of Astronomy Kicks off in Toronto with a Big Bang! (more...)
Dick Bond Interviewed Live by Andy Barrie
Published: September 17, 2008
Dick Bond interviewed live by Andy Barrie on his popular radio show CBC Metro Morning on Sept 16 at 6AM. (more...)
CITA Business Officer Nina Duras received UofT Stepping Up Program Award
Published: September 11, 2008
The award recognizes Duras' efforts "to enhance students experience and creating an environment that supports learning" and making CITA a really fun place to work. (more...)
Bond Named 2008 Gruber Cosmology Prize Laureate
Published: June 12, 2008
The Cosmology Prize honours a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific philosopher for theoretical, analytical or conceptual discoveries leading to fundamental advances in the field. (more...)
Professor Dick Bond CITA Professor Bond Named to Order of Ontario
Published: December 19, 2007
Provinces most prestigious honour granted to Bond, ``whose work on the structure, formation, and evolution of the Universe helped establish Ontario as a centre for cosmology research.'' (more...)
CITA hires Michael Seymour as Parallel Programmer/Scientific Cluster Administrator
Published: December 10, 2007
M. Seymour, with ten years of experience, will help in administering and helping CITAzens make use of, the Sunnyvale and McKenzie clusters. (more...)
Lev Kofman, CITA Professor CITA Associate Director Lev Kofman Honoured with Fellowship in American Physical Society
Published: November 26, 2007
Recognized ``For seminal contributions to the theory of inflation'' (more...)
Tremaine Award to CITA Postdoc Natasha Ivanova
Published: November 09, 2007
Ivanova awarded for work on neutron stars in globular clusters (more...)
CITA Postdoctoral Fellow Yoram Lithwick Recognized with Dynamics Award
Published: November 02, 2007
Lithwick recognized for work on disks, planetary systems (more...)
CITA and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Professor Peter. G. Martin CITA Professor Peter Martin Elected to Royal Society of Canada
Published: July 10, 2007
Martin, ``universally recognized as a major world figure'' in ISM studies, appointed to Canada's oldest and most prestigious scholarly organization (more...)
Prof. Bond and Prof. Kofman recipients of Humboldt Research Awards
Published: June 30, 2007
The awards honour the lifetime's academic achievement of outstanding scientists and scholars. (more...)
Bond Killam Prize Richard Bond won Killam Prize for 2007
Published: April 25, 2007
Prof. Richard Bond honoured with the 2007 Killam Prize, Canada’s most distinguished annual award for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences. (more...)
Poster of event Former CITA Director Scott Tremaine to give Sackler Public Lecture Tuesday
Published: April 02, 2007
Tremaine, CITA co-founder, will speak on `New Worlds: The Search for Planets Outside the Solar System' (more...)
Tremaine, right, presents Nolta, centre, with the award while CITA Director Murray, right, applauds. Tremaine Presents Tremaine Award to CITA Postdoc Mike Nolta
Published: April 02, 2007
Nolta awarded for work on measuring Universe's fundamental parameters (more...)
CITA Professor Dick Bond CITA Professor Bond wins Canada's most prestigious science prize
Published: March 15, 2007
As `one of the world's leading cosmologists', Dick Bond has been awarded the 2007 Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal. (more...)
[CITA Professor Richard `Dick' Bond] CITA Professor named Finalist for Canada's Top Science and Engineering Prize
Published: February 23, 2007
Dick Bond selected as `one of the world's leading cosmologists' (more...)
[Director Norm Murray, Named a Fellow of the APS] Director Murray Honoured with Fellowship in American Physical Society
Published: December 05, 2006
Society recognizes Murray's ``fundamental contributions'' to several fields (more...)
Bond to give prestigious Keys Lecture
Published: October 24, 2006
CITA Professor Bond gives 2006 Keys Lecture at Trinity College, ``The First Light in the Universe and Cosmic Evolution'' (more...)
CITA Moves, Expands
Published: October 17, 2006
Canada's National Astrophysical Research Institute Expanding - More space had been needed for recent influx of world-class researchers (more...)
[Passing of the Torch] New Director for CITA
Published: July 01, 2006
New Director for Canada's National Astrophysics Research Institute - Norm Murray, expert in active galactic nuclei, takes reins at a bigger CITA (more...)
CITA Postdocs Recognized with Awards
Published: June 22, 2006
Sievers, Dursi, given awards for postdoctoral research (more...)
CITAzens collaborate on new WMAP results
Published: March 18, 2006
Analysis of the latest data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) provides the strongest evidence to-date for the "inflation" model for the creation of the Universe (more...)
Dick Bond finalist for the Herzberg Medal
Published: February 14, 2006
NSERC announced the finalists for the 2005 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. The annual prize, which was renamed in 1999 to honour Canadian Nobel laureate Gerhard Herzberg, is now widely recognized as the country’s most prestigious science award. (more...)
Press Release: 207th American Astronomical Society Meeting
Published: January 17, 2006
Professor Shantanu Basu had a press conference at the recent AAS meeting on work done with Eduard Vorobyov (CITA National Fellow). (more...)
CITA Director on Quirks & Quarks
Published: December 11, 2005
The 30th anniversary of CBC's Quirks & Quarks went "back to 1975 to see where scientific knowledge stood at that time, and how it has evolved over the past 30 years. " Guests included Dick Bond, David Suzuki, John Polanyi and more. (more...)
The Toronto Star: The Dark Side of the Universe
Published: October 24, 2005
Unusual people and even more unusual ideas jostle for space in the modest lounge/lunch room on the 12th floor of the McLennan Building at the University of Toronto's downtown campus. (more...)
CITA/Perimeter Institute/CIAR Workshop
Published: April 08, 2005
Several CITAzens participated in the one-day focus group at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. (more...)
Dick Bond appointed to Order of Canada
Published: February 11, 2005
CITA director Dick Bond has been named an Officer in the Order of Canada. According to the Government of Canada: "The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and service in various fields of human endeavour. It is our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement." (more...)
Motion of Primordial Universe Unveiled
Published: October 07, 2004
New results from an instrument located high in the Chilean Andes are giving researchers a clearer view of what the universe looked like in the first moments following the Big Bang. (more...)
CITA hosts COSMO-04
Published: September 17, 2004
275 scientists attended the 2004 International Workshop on Particle Physics and the Early Universe (COSMO-04) hosted by CITA. (more...)
Neutron star explosion reveals inner accretion disk
Published: February 23, 2004
Scientists at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and NASA have captured unprecedented details of the swirling flow of gas hovering just a few miles from the surface of a neutron star (more...)