Faculty of Arts & Science
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics
The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics continues the legacy of the David Dunlap Observatory by developing innovative astronomical instrumentation, including for the largest, most advanced telescopes in the world. In addition, the research of its faculty and postdoctoral fellows includes the discovery of exoplanets, the formation of stars, galactic nuclei, the evolution and nature of galaxies, the early Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background, dark energy, and the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Institute's mission also includes training the next generation of astronomers, and fostering public engagement in science through such events as the Dunlap Prize Lecture, which in 2014 featured Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Together with the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, U of T comprises the leading centre for astronomical research and teaching in Canada. Your gift will strengthen collaborations within the theoretical astrophysics community and propel discovery, insight and innovation as new generations of astronomers and astrophysicists confront the biggest and most exciting questions about the universe and our place in it.