Dr. Victoria Kaspi

Star gazing to understand the universe better

Dr. Victoria Kaspi is a world-renowned observational astrophysicist who has made important contributions to the understanding of the universe with major discoveries throughout her career in the study of rapidly spinning compact neutron stars called pulsars.

She holds a Canada Research Chair and the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill University where she is also Director of the McGill Space Institute. Dr. Kaspi is the 2016 recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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* Victoria Kaspi was one of 14 Innovators to Know invited to Ottawa by Universities Canada on Feb. 24, 2016 to meet with high school students, science policy makers and Parliamentarians.

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