28th Fleurance Astronomy Festival – 4 to 10 August 2018

From 4 to 10 August 2018, the French world of astronomy will meet in Fleurance (Gers) for a festival that promises many surprises! UnivEarthS will be present through Lucile Fayon, UnivEarthS doctoral student and IPGP research engineer; member of the UniversCiel association, she will present an exhibition on the SEIS instrument of the Insight mission. Fifty speakers, more than 150 […]

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Interview with Lucile Fayon: around the Insight mission…

     Lucile Fayon was recruited by UnivEarthS for her thesis in 2014 and worked for three years on the SEIS instrument, the seismometer onboard the Insight mission to study the interior of Mars. The Insight mission was launched on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg, California, aboard an Atlas V rocket, sending the probe on a long journey […]

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ISIS-OG GdR Meeting: Open questions in signal analysis for gravitational astronomy – 8 October 2018

The first observations of advanced LIGO and Virgo mark the advent of a new gravitational astronomy, with great potential for discovery in many fields from fundamental physics to astronomy and cosmology. This will develop over the next few years as data is taken in the future and in the longer term using new ground-based instruments, such as the Einstein telescope, […]

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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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Week of the French Astrophysic

The Gravitational Waves Research Group organizes a workshop at the SF2A Days on July 3-6 in Bordeaux: http://www.sf2a.eu/ (workshop S03, Tuesday July 3). It is possible to present oral contributions and posters. The invited seminars are: Ultra-dense matter in neutron stars: existing constraints and prospects, Micaela Oertel Searching for supermassive black holes through low frequency gravitational emission, Stas Babak Towards […]

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