Luc Simard

Luc Simard

Director General
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre

Luc Simard obtained his B.Sc. from Queen's University in 1990 and his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in 1996. From 1996 to 2002, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California - Santa Cruz and the University of Arizona.

Luc joined the NRC in 2002 where he was the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope archive scientist at the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre from 2002 to 2005. He worked on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) from 2005 to 2017, and was the TMT Science Instruments Group Leader from 2009 to 2017.

Luc was appointed as the Director General of the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre in November 2018.

His research interests include galaxy formation and evolution, image processing and astronomical instrumentation.