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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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

M.E.G.A. Undergrads

Clément Fortin
Honours Math/Physics
Maude Larivière
Honours Physics
Sneha Nair
Honours Physics
Katie Savard (thesis)
Majors Physics
Thomas Abbott (thesis)
Honours Math/Physics 
Emma Barbisan
Liberal Prog CS/Physics
 
Eitan Buffaz
Majors Physics/CS 
Jade Ducharme
Majors Physics 
 

Past M.E.G.A. Members

Andy Ramirez-Cote, BSc

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Brayden Mon, 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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