Stellar Astrophysics and Relativity Research Cluster (STAR)

Members

Researchers

Dr. Valerio Faraoni (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Dr. Faycal Hammad (Department of Physics & Astronomy and Champlain College)
Dr. Kelsey Hoffman (SETI Institute)
Dr. Trevor Jones (Mathematics Department)
Dr. Patrick Labelle (Department of Physics & Astronomy and Champlain College)
Dr. Lorne A. Nelson (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Dr. Angus Prain (Heriot-Watt U., Edinburgh)
Dr. Jason Rowe (Department of Physics & Astronomy and U. de Montréal)
Dr. Shruti Tripathi (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Dr. Sylvain Turcotte (Department of Physics & Astronomy)
Dr. N. Brad Willms (Mathematics Department)

Students

Current Undergraduate Students

Mr. Dario Cattelan
Mr. Jeremy Coté (NSERC USRA)
Mr. Thomas Gobeil
Mr. Matthew Lundy (NSERC USRA)

Undergraduate Students 2015-2016

Mr. Matthew Lundy (2016)
Mr. Forrest Mahoney (NSERC USRA 2016)
Mr. Dario Cattelan (2016)
Ms. Adriana M. Cardini (2016)
Ms. Mariam El-Amine (NSERC USRA 2016)
Mr. Shawn D. Belknap-Keet (NSERC USRA 2015)
Ms. Marianne Lapierre-Léonard (NSERC USRA 2015)
Mr. Matthew Lundy (NSERC USRA 2015)
Ms. Heather Nangreaves (NSERC USRA 2015)

Current Graduate Students

Mr. Shawn D. Belknap-Keet
Ms. Adriana M. Cardini
Ms. Marianne Lapierre-Léonard
Mr. Alexandre Simoneau
Mr. David Pawluczuk
Mr Robert Lacroix
Mr. Martin St.-Michel

Recent Research Assistants

Ms. Adriana M. Cardini
Mr. Andres F. Zambrano Moreno
Mr. Andrew Argouin
Mr. Wen-Jan Chung
Mr. Shawn D. Belknap-Keet

Visiting Scientists

Our visitors’ location on campus changes, please check with the cluster coordinator for their office numbers. Future and past visitors will be posted here.

2010-2017

Prof. Dilek Kazici (Namik Kemal U., Turkey) August 2017-August 2018
Dr. Vincenzo Vitagliano (CENTRA, U. Lisbon, Portugal) TBA
Dr. Igor Khavkine (U. Trento, Italy) February 2016
Dr. Edward Wilson-Ewing (Albert Einstein Institute, Golm, Germany) January 2015
Dr. Alina Istrate (U. Bonn, Germany) August 2014
Dr. Fabio Grazioso (U. de Montréal) May 2014
Dr. Caroline Foster (Australian Astronomical Observatory) December 2013
Dr. Edward Wilson-Ewing (Louisiana State U., USA) December 2013
Dr. Emmanuel Saridakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) December 2013
Dr. Chris Burns (Carnegie Observatories) September 2013
Prof. Marten van Kerkwijk (U. Toronto) April 2013
Prof. Brian Chaboyer (Dartmouth College, USA) March 2013
Dr. Dinesh Singh (U. Regina/CPTPN) March 2012
Dr. Vincenzo Vitagliano (CENTRA, U. Lisbon, Portugal) November-December 2012
Prof. Thomas P. Sotiriou (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy) September 2011
Mr. Florian Maisonneuve (Canterbury University, New Zealand) January 2011
Dr. Alex Nielsen (Albert Einstein Institute/Max Planck Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Germany) October 2010
Ms. Caroline Foster, Swinburne University, Australia) September 2010
Prof. Salvatore Capozziello (University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy) July  2010
Dr. Ivana Bochicchio (U. Salerno, Italy) June-July 2010
Dr. Jose’ Cleriston Campos de Souza (U. Saõ Paulo, Brazil) April 2010.

Collaborators

We have numerous international and national collaborations, including:

Prof. George F.R. Ellis, U. Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. Thomas P. Sotiriou, University of Nottingham, UK
Prof. John Miller, Theoretical Astrophysics Dept., U. Oxford, UK
Prof. Stefano Liberati, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA/ISAS), Trieste, Italy
Prof. Emmanuel N. Saridakis, Technical University of Athens, Greece
Prof. James B. Dent, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Dr. Alexis Helou, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany
Dr. Ilia Musco, U. Paris Diderot, Meudon, France
Ms. Roshina Nandra, Dept. of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Cambridge University, UK
Prof. S. Rappaport and his group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Ph. Podsiadlowski and his group, and Prof. J.C. Miller, Oxford University, UK
Prof. T. Plewa, Florida State University
Dr. Bill Paxton and his MESA group collaborators
Dr. B. Monreal, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara
Prof. Salvatore Capozziello, University of Naples, Italy
Dr. Vincenzo Vitagliano, CENTRA, U. Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Alex Nielsen, Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany
Dr. F. Timmes, Arizona State University
Prof. Sergio Zerbini, Prof. Luciano Vanzo, Prof. Max Rinaldi, U. Trento, Italy
Dr. Jose C.C. de Souza, Dept. of Mathematical Physics, Universidade do ABC, Brazil
Prof. Changjun Gao, Prof. Xuelei Shen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Prof. You-Gen Shen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shangai
Prof. Sergei D. Odintsov, Prof. Emilio Elizalde, IEEC Barcelona, Spain
Prof. Shinjichi Nojiri, Nagoya University, Japan
Prof. Georges Michaud, University of Montréal, Canada

Larger Collaborations and Networks

Larger collaborations and research networks of which we are members include:

CPTPN (Canadian Prairies Theoretical Physics Network)
CITA (Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics)
M ESA (Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics)
International cosmic void collaboration (Colberg et al.)
K2 Mission (Kepler Telescope)
SPiRou (SpectroPolarimètre Infra-Rouge; A Near-InfraRed Spectropolarimeter)
Theoretical Astrophysics Centre, Aahrus, Denmark

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