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 in Sgr A* and other nearby galaxies.

Email: 

hope.boyce@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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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 

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Sam Gagnon-Hartman

MSc Graduate Student

Sam joined the team in 2021. He located primarily at Bishop’s University and is co-supervised by John Ruan.

Email: sgagnon20@ubishops.ca

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Kristen Dage

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kristen joined the team in 2020. She uses multi-wavelength observations to ID the brightest X-ray sources in star clusters.
 

Email: 
kcdage@msu.edu

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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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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

Anan Lu

MSc Graduate Student

Anan joined the team in 2020. She works on characterizing star formation in nearby galaxies with the SITELLE instrument on CFHT.

Email: 

anan.lu@mail.mcgill.ca

Maïmouna Brigitte

Visiting MSc Graduate Student

Maïmouna will join us during the summer 2021, but is primarily at Université Grenoble Alpes

Email: 

Looking Through Telescope

M.E.G.A. Undergrads

Jeff Huang

Major Physics
Sneha Nair
Honours Physics
Katie Savard (thesis)
Major Physics
Yifan Sun
Major Physics
Thomas Abbott (thesis)
Honours Math/Physics 
Emma Barbisan
Liberal Prog CS/Physics
 
Eitan Buffaz
Majors Physics/CS 
Jade Ducharme
Major Physics 
Alexandra Bojanich           Jasmine Zhang
Major Physics                    Honours Physics 

Past M.E.G.A. Members

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Brayden Mon, BSc