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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe

Mapping the Universe With Telescopes

by CIFAR
Nov 30 / 15

Where does the universe come from? That’s what theoretical astrophysicist Kiyoshi Masui is trying to figure out. Using telescopes to detect galaxies, Kiyoshi is able to study how the universe evolved. Kiyoshi is an alumnus of the CIFAR Global Scholars program.

This video was produced by the Banff Centre.