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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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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2017 Scientific Committee

The Labex UnivEarthS is pleased to invite you to its seventh scientific council which will take place on 9 and 10 November 2017 in Paris. Thursday, November 9th will be a day of tribute to the works of Pierre Binétruy and Neil Gehrels, who unfortunately left us this year. These two great scientists have left behind an extraordinary legacy, which […]

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Cassini “Grand Final”: the end of the mission

On September 15, 2017, the Cassini probe that has been in orbit around Saturn since 2004 will complete its mission, dipping towards the planet to the rings in the upper layers of its atmosphere where it will be consumed by the forces of friction. A final phase called by the Nasa “Grand Finale”, which will lead the probe to areas […]

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