Emeritus Professor Anthony Moffat receives the Carlyle S. Beals Award for 2022

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) is pleased to announce that Université de Montréal Emeritus Professor Anthony Moffat, member of the Center for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec (CRAQ), is the winner of the 2022 Beals Award.  This is in recognition of decades of cutting-edge research on topics relating to massive stars, including Wolf-Rayet stars, stellar pulsations, rotation, magnetic fields, clumping, binaries, clusters, and surveys.


Anthony Moffat received his doctorate in astronomy from Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum in Germany and has been a professor at Université de Montréal since 1976. During his career, spanning five decades, he has published over 950 papers, both in refereed and non-refereed scientific journals. He has trained generations of scientists who are still working in Canada and internationally. He remains very active in research on massive stars and astronomy projects like the BRITE constellation.

The CRAQ warmly congratulates Anthony Moffat for the prestigious award.

About the Carlyle S. Beals Award

The Carlyle S. Beals Award was established by CASCA in 1981 in recognition of the ground-breaking research of the late C.S. Beals. The Beals Prize was originally awarded to provide a grant for travel to a General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (every three years). In 1988, however, it was first awarded in its present form to a Canadian astronomer or an astronomer working in Canada, in recognition of outstanding achievement in research (either as a specific achievement or as a lifetime of research). The recipient is invited to address the Society at its Annual Meeting.

Robert Lamontagne
Responsable des relations avec les médias
Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec