Awards and Prizes

Lisa Dang obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

Lisa Dang obtains the Relève étoile Louis-Berlinget prize of FRQNT

Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, announces that Lisa Dang, a PhD student and member of iREx, receives in May 2018 the Prix Relève Étoile du Fonds de recherche du Québec for her scientific article presenting the detection of an anomaly in the atmosphere of the gas giant CoRoT-2b.

To learn more about Ms Dang’s research interests, see her profile on the iREx website, and to learn more about her discovery, published in a scientific article titled Detection of a westward hotspot offset in the atmosphere of hot gas giant CoRoT-2b, see our news in January 2018.

The concours Relève étoile des Fonds de recherche du Québec recognizes the exceptional research contributions of university students (master’s, doctorate), postdoctoral fellows and members of professional orders who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in any of the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec. The Fonds Nature et technologies prize is named after Louis Berlinguet (1926-2018) to honor this former biochemistry professor and vice-dean (research) for the Faculty of medecine of Université Laval and recognize his remarkable career in research and its outstanding contribution to the building of a research ecosystem in Quebec. 



Benoit Sévigny
Directeur des communications et de la mobilisation des connaissances
Fonds de recherche du Québec
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Lisa Dang’s research interests
Fonds de recherche du Québec press release
FRQNT press release
News on iREx website
Scientific paper in Nature Astronomy