RASC, Mississauga Centre: Speaker Night – Dr. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton (ONLINE)

Dr. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Dr. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton is a resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Observatory and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii between 2017 and 2019. First indigenous woman in Canada to obtain a PhD in astrophysics, she received her diploma from Université Laval by studying regions of stellar formation in spiral galaxies. Laurie Rousseau-Nepton was a FRQNT postdoctoral scholarship recipient, previously received the Hubert Reeves Fellowship and the Award for native women in sciences of the Association des femmes diplômées des universités du Québec. She is now leading an international project called SIGNALS, aiming at observing thousands of newly born stars in galaxies close to the Milky Way to understand how their birthplace affect the rest of their life and the galaxies evolution. She is involved in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committees for the Canadian Association of Physicists and for the Maunakea Observatories and is devoted in promoting a community-driven way to do science.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: RASC, Mississauga Centre
Link: TBA