Gilles Fontaine

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science

World's foremost expert on the study of white dwarf stars

"I wanted to understand how stars die."

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    Title
    Full Professor

    Office
    Department of Physics , University of Montréal

    Status
    Working

    Degrees
    • BSc (physics) Laval University, 1969
    • PhD (astrophysics), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1974

    Awards
    • Carlyle S. Beals Prize, Canadian Astronomical Society, 2000
    • Marie-Victorin Award (Government of Québec), 1999
    • Prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Montréal, 1998-99
    • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1992
    • Urgel-Archambault Award (ACFAS - Association francophone pour le savoir), 1989
    • Steacie Prize (NSERC), 1987

    Last Updated
    December 5, 2011

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