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Dr. Victoria Kaspi ’86

Vicky Kaspi inside“It was at Marianopolis that my career trajectory started,” says Dr. Victoria Kaspi ’86, one of the world’s top observational astrophysicists and one of McGill University’s first Canada Research Chairs.

From Marianopolis, she went on to undergraduate studies at McGill and graduate studies under Nobel Prize winner Joseph Taylor at Princeton University. After positions at the California Institute of Technology, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she returned to McGill, where she conducts groundbreaking and award-winning research primarily concerning neutron stars and pulsars. In 2016 Dr. Kaspi became the first woman to be awarded the Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada’s top science prize. Watch the video …