The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ), under the direction of Pierre Bergeron (UdeM), regroups all professional astrophysicists from the province of Québec. Our astrophysicists are leaders in several fields of theoretical and experimental research, as emphasized by the awarding to Québec astrophysicists of seven Canada Research Chairs in Astrophysics, one in Experimental Astro-particles Physics, and two NSERC Industrial Research Chairs.
The CRAQ gathers the skills of all astrophysicists in Québec in order to reinforce the synergy between theorists, observers, and instrumentalists working in our institutions, and favor the integration of all CRAQ researchers to the activities revolving around our four major axes.
- Fundamental and applied research in astrophysics
- Development of instrumentation for national, international and space based observatories through the Laboratoire d'astrophysique expériementale (LAE)
- the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM)
- the spreading of our astrophysics knowledge to the public at large
*The mission comes from the group's website.