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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International symposium “50 Years of Plate Tectonics: Then, Now, and Beyond” on June 25-26, 2018

It took decades of research to accumulate the observations that led to the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics in the late 1960’s. Many contributions participated in its final acceptance — or “birth” — with seminal publications in (1) 1966 on the perfectly symmetrical distributions of magnetic anomalies on either side of the East-Pacific rise by Walter Pitman and […]

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First optical module assembled at Subatech for the KM3NeT neutrino telescope

The KM3NET collaboration brings together many laboratories participating in the experiment, notably the APC (CNRS/Université Paris Diderot/CEA/Observatoire de Paris), the CPPM (CNRS/ Aix-Marseille Université), and the IPHC (CNRS/Université de Strasbourg); UnivEarthS is also participating through the E9 project: Low Energy Astrophysics with KM3NET.     Having joined the collaboration in February 2017, the KM3NeT team of the Neutrino group of […]

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APC colloquium “Dark matter beyond WIMPs : light, warm, fuzzy and others” on Friday, June 15

  Eric Armengaud (IRFU/DPhP CEA Saclay) kindly accepted to give a colloquium entitled “Dark matter beyond WIMPs : light, warm, fuzzy and others”,at 11am on Friday, June 15, in room 454A of Condorcet building at Université Paris Diderot. Title: Dark matter beyond WIMPs : light, warm, fuzzy and others. Abstract: Many astrophysical and cosmological observations can only be interpreted assuming the existence of a dark matter component in […]

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NASA CubeSats Steer Toward Mars

  NASA has achieved a first for the class of tiny spacecraft known as CubeSats, which are opening new access to space. Over the past week, two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B have been firing their propulsion systems to guide themselves toward Mars. This process, called a trajectory correction maneuver, allows a spacecraft to refine its path to Mars following […]

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