Success for the 2017 edition of National Science Festival

UnivEarthS was very present on the campus of the Paris Diderot University during the 2017 edition of the Science Festival, and hosted many classes as well as the general public thanks to the researchers and students who involved in the event. Exhibitions, conferences and workshops helped everyone to discover the different aspects of the Earth and Universe Sciences which are the […]

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First detection unit of the KM3NeT/ORCA neutrino detector

Last week, an extensive sea operation took place to deploy several elements of the KM3NeT/ORCA detector at the KM3NeT-Fr site, about 40 km offshore from Toulon. Amongst them, the first detection unit of ORCA comprising 18 optical modules, spaced at 9 m along a 200 m high vertical neutrino detection line. The deployment and connection of the detection unit was performed with the […]

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Sandrine Peron wins the award “Generation Young Researcher”

On October 11, 2017, the L’Oréal Foundation organized the event “Generation Young Researchers”, an interactive conference with inspirational presentations, round tables and interviews, followed by the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” award in partnership with the Academy of Sciences and the French National Commission for UNESCO. Among the laureates of the year 2017 is Sandrine Péron, a PhD student […]

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Straight to the source: the LIGO-Virgo global network of interferometers opens a new era for gravitational wave science

  A fourth gravitational-wave signal coming from the merger of two stellar mass black holes located about 1.8 billion light-years away was detected on the 14th of August 2017, at 10:30:43 UTC. GW170814 is the first event observed by the global 3-detector network, including not only the two twin Advanced LIGO detectors but the Advanced Virgo detector as well. Following […]

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