“My PhD in 180 seconds”: 2016 edition

A formidable challenge and a unique opportunity to popularize a thesis topic, My thesis in 180 seconds brings together more and more participants each year. The competition allows PhD students to present their research topic, in French and in simple terms, to a lay and diverse audience. Everyone should make a clear, concise and yet convincing statement on his research […]

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Creation of UnivEarthS radio club for the IGOSat project

Contact a satellite in orbit around the Earth is simple … on paper. In practice, it is important to prepare well in advance, and of course to get the necessary permissions. To ensure optimal use of radio waves in France, the National Agency for Frequencies (ANFR) is in charge of regulating radiofrequency emissions in the territory. It supervises the authorizations […]

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Publication of Mohamed El Abed, participant at the Fall School 2015

Physics professor in the Paul Eluard high school of Saint Denis, Mohamed El Abed attended the UnivEarthS Fall School 2015 on the theme “Phase changes and eruptions in the Universe.” His involvement and interest were noted by stakeholders, and himself came back enthusiastic after the seminar. “Conferences of quality  high-level stakeholders and discussions I had with them opened my eyes […]

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Claude Jaupart is the 2015 Harry H. Hess Medal Winner

  Claude Jaupart, director of IPGP and of UnivEarthS, was awarded the 2015 Harry H. Hess Medal at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 16 December 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. The medal is for “outstanding achievements in research on the constitution and evolution of the Earth and other planets.”   Citation Claude Jaupart has made major contributions […]

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Workshop on Distributed Computing in Astrophysics, December 10+11, 2015

While the performance of the computing hardware is rapidly evolving the evolution is no more primarily due to development of a single processor but is rather achieved by increase of the number of coordinated processing units. Distributed hardware requires special design of the software, supporting dedicated parallel algorithms, reliable and resilient, capable of handling simultaneous access to large and diverse […]

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