Érika Le Bourdais, a master’s student at iREx, received an award for her poster “WD1145+017 and the dance of exoplanetary debris“, presented at the Symposium Annuel de Physique pour un Avenir en Recherche et en Industrie (Annual Symposium on Physics for a Future in Research and Industry, SAPHARI).
During this symposium, which allows physics students at the Université de Montréal to explore different career paths in academia and industry, a poster competition highlights the research projects of young researchers in the physics department. The jury, composed of physics professors and a doctoral student, awarded second prize to Érika’s poster.
For her master’s research, Érika is studying exoplanetary debris around and in the atmospheres of white dwarf stars. Characterizing this type of debris provides unique insight into the evolution of stars like the Sun and their planetary systems.
The iREx community congratulates Érika on this distinction!