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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The Critical Design Review of IGOSat on Friday, September 29th

The Critical Design Review (end of phase C) of IGOSat will occur on Friday, September 29th 2017 from 9:30am to 6pm, at laboratory APC, Luc Valentin meeting room (454A of Condorcet A Building, at 10 rue Alice Domon & Léonie Duquet, 75013 Paris). The review will be separated between an open session , aiming at firstly presenting the project and […]

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Einstein, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves – Public conference by Dr Barry Barish

Barry Clark Barish, emeritus professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), became Principal Investigator of the Gravitational Wave Observatory by Laser Interferometry (LIGO) in 1994 and its director from 1997 for several years. He led the effort to approve funding for LIGO by NSF in 1994, the construction and commissioning of LIGO interferometers in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA […]

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