M.E.G.A.

McGill Extreme Gravity & Accretion Group
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Daryl Haggard

Principal Investigator

As head of M.E.G.A. I am proud to have a diverse group of enthusiastic astrophysicists working with me.

Email: 

daryl.haggard@mcgill.ca

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Hope Boyce

PhD Graduate Student

Hope joined the team in 2016. Her focus is on supermassive black hole gas dynamics.

Email: 

hope.boyce@mail.mcgill.ca

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Soud Al Kharusi 

PhD Graduate Student

Soud joined the team in 2018. His focus is on multi-messenger astrophysics and “next” Enriched Xenon Observatory (nEXO).

Email: 

soud.alkharusi@mail.mcgill.ca

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Val Desharnais

MSc Graduate Student

Valérie joined the team in 2019. Her focus is on supermassive black hole masses in SpARCS.

Email:

valerie.desharnais@mail.mcgill.ca

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Théophile Bégin

MSc Graduate Student

Théo joined the team in 2019. He studies galaxy clusters at radio and X-ray wavelengths.

Email:

theophile.begin.1@umontreal.ca

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John Ruan

Postdoctoral Fellow

John joined the team in September of 2017. His research is on changing look quasar and multi-messenger astrophysics.

Email: 

john.ruan@mcgill.ca

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Paul Charlton

PhD Graduate Student

Paul joined the team in 2017. His focus is on changing look quasars snd their host galaxies.

Email: 

paul.charlton@mail.mcgill.ca

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Xiangyu Jin

MSc Graduate Student

Xiangyu joined the team in 2018. Her focus is on variability in changing look quasars.

Email: 

xiangyu.jin@mail.mcgill.ca

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Coni Echiburú

MSc Graduate Student

Coni joined the team in 2019. Her focus is on multi-messenger astrophysics and jet production.

Email:

constanza.echiburu@mail.mcgill.ca

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Nicholas Vieira

MSc Graduate Student

Nick joined the team in 2020. He works to identify optical and infrared counterparts to GW sources.

Email: 

nicholas.vieira@mail.mcgill.ca 

M.E.G.A. Undergrads

Chloé Robeyns
Majors, McGill Physics
Elisa Jacquet
Honours, McGill Physics
Katie Savard
Majors, McGill Physics
 
Kevin Sohn
Honours, McGill Phys/Math

Past M.E.G.A. Members

Noelia De La Cruz Hernandez. BSc

Brayden Mon, BSc

Andy Ramirez-Cote, BSc.

Nicolas Choux, BSc

© 2020 Daryl Haggard

McGill University / McGill Space Institute

Image credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA),
ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and Freepix

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