Prof. Stéphane Courteau

Professor Stéphane Courteau
Prof. Stéphane Courteau

Research Interests

Formation, Structure and Evolution of Galaxies, Dark Matter, Galaxy Dynamics, Scaling Relations of Galaxies, Multi-Wavelength Data, Stellar Populations, Star Formation Histories, Numerical Methods, Large-Scale Structure of the Universe

Prospective students, please read about  research opportunities in my group.


Year Location
PhD 1992:        University of California at Santa Cruz (Lick Observatory)
Thesis: Tully-Fisher Distances and Galaxy Motions in the Northern Sky
Advisor: UC University Professor Sandra M. Faber
BSc 1985: Université de Montréal


Year Positions
2012-present:     Professor, Queen's University, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
2005-2011: Associate Professor, Queen's University, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
2004-2005: Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
1999-2003: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Department of Physics & Astronomy
1996-1999: NRC Research Associate, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
1993-1996: NOAO Fellow, Kitt Peak National Observatory
1992-1993: NSERC Fellow, Cornell University

Visiting Faculty (Sabbatical)

Year Location
2022:   New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD); University of Western Australia (ICRAR)
2014: IAC Tenerife, Severo Ochoa Scholar
2007: MPIA Heidelberg; Università di Padova

Committees & Service (outside of Queen's)

Year Positions
2016-present:     ACURA Board Member
2015-2020: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Scientific Advisory Council
2014-2017: Gemini Large Programs Time Assignment Committee
2014-2017: CASCA Director
2013-2014: CASCA 2nd Vice-President
2012: Canadian Time Assignment Committee (CanTAC) – Super Chair
2010-2012: CanTAC – Extragalactic Panel Member, Chair (2011)
2006-2009: Canadian ALMA Science Steering Committee (CASSC)
2006: AAS Henri Chrétien Award Prize Committee
2006: CASCA Nominating Committee
2004-2005: Canadian Gemini Science Steering Committee (CGSSC)
2003-2006: National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) Extra-Galactic Time Allocation Committee
2003: National Science Foundation (NSF) “Galaxy Evolution” Review Panel
2001-2003: James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) Canada Time Allocation Committee
2001-2003: CASCA Awards Committee
1998: Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 8 Review – Distant Galaxies Panel
1996-1999: NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics Science Committee