Planck : the final mission data strongly support the standard cosmological model

In 2013, ESA’s Planck mission unveiled a new image of the cosmos: the capture of microwave radiation generated at the beginning of the universe over the entire sky. This first light emitted by the universe offers a multitude of information on its content, its rate of expansion, and the primordial lumps, precursors of galaxies. The Planck consortium is publishing the […]

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Reinterpreting Low Frequency LIGO/Virgo Events as Gravitationally-Lensed Magnified Stellar-Mass Black Hole Mergers at Cosmological Distances

Professor George Smoot (Université Paris Diderot, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, University of California) will give a colloquium entitled “Reinterpreting Low Frequency LIGO/Virgo Events as Gravitationally-Lensed Magnified Stellar-Mass Black Hole Mergers at Cosmological Distances” (abstract below), in Amphitheater Pierre Gilles de Gennes at 11am on Friday, July 6.     Title: Reinterpreting Low Frequency LIGO/Virgo Events as Gravitationally-Lensed Magnified Stellar-Mass Black Hole Mergers at Cosmological Distances  […]

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Intrikation: the tribute movie to Pierre Binétruy

One year after Pierre Binétruy’s death, all his colleagues wanted to pay tribute to him by making a film called “Intrikation: A portrait of Pierre Binétruy”. The movie was made possible thanks to the testimonies of many researchers, colleagues and friends. It is available with English subtitles.      As Director of the APC in 2011, Pierre was one […]

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ERC Advanced Grant 2017 for the “SEISMAZE” Project by Nikolai Shapiro

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the names of the 269 successful winners, including 34 French, for funding under the Advanced Grant Call 2017. A call to support experienced researchers recognized in their domain, up to 2.5 million euros over 5 years. Among them is Nikolai Shapiro, Seismologist at the IPGP, CNRS research director, and work package leader of […]

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Pierre Binétruy: From theory to strategy of discovery

On 3 & 4th May, 2018, this conference is organized in memory of Pierre Binétruy (1955-2017) by his colleagues and friends to honor his many contributions, from particle physics and supersymmetry to cosmology and gravitation. In addition to seeking scientific truth, he had the courage to organize the community for the scientific goals that this truth imposes, and also to fight within […]

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