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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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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Interview : Linda Spilker & Cécile Ferrari talk about Cassini, their collaboration & the legacy of the mission

On May 18, 2018, Linda Spilker, scientific manager of NASA’s Cassini mission, spoke at the IPGP general seminars in Paris. On this occasion, we met her with Cécile Ferrari, professor in Paris Diderot and researcher at the IPGP. They collaborated on the Cassini mission for over 20 years and told us about their work on the mission, the discoveries they […]

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Seminar “History of couples and fusional relations. Formation, evolution and fusion of stellar binaries.”

As part of the Planetology and Space Sciences Seminars, Sylvain Chaty (AIM/Université Paris Diderot/CEA) will speak on the theme “History of couples and fusional relations. Formation, evolution and fusion of stellar binaries.” The seminar will take place on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 11h00 – 522, bât Lamarck – Campus Paris-Rive-Gauche Summary : The discovery, by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration on […]

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Seminar on “Gender (in)equality in present-day research?” on May 29th

In the last decades, much progress has been done in closing the gender gap in academia. Can we still say there is gender inequality for the new generation of researchers? The Gender Equality Group @IPGP is glad to invite you to a seminar/discussion, on Tuesday, May 29th in room 310 at 4 pm: “Gender (in)equality in present-day research?” Two junior CNRS researchers (male and female) […]

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