ILP Newsletter #005 | November 2016

Public Lecture by Mario Livio: Brilliant Blunders

December 13, 2016 at 6:30pm | Institut Henri Poincaré

Even the greatest scientists have made some serious blunders. "Brilliant Blunders" concerns the evolution of life on Earth, of the Earth itself, of stars, and of the universe as a whole.
In this talk, Mario Livio will concentrate on and analyze major errors committed by such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, and Albert Einstein. He will scrutinize the various types of blunders and attempt to explain their causes.
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Call for applications: Lagrange Fellowships

Applications for the 6th class of Lagrange Fellowships are now open. The ILP invites applications from scientists with recent PhDs for Fellowships beginning in 2017.

Application deadline: November 16, 2016

[read more about this call]

News & Scientific Highlights

Kumiko Kotera

"Chasing the ultimate neutrinos"

Kumiko Kotera, researcher at the IAP and recipient in 2016 of the CNRS bronze medal, talks about her research in high (or even very high) energy astrophysics [see the video in French]

"A mechanism that destabilizes the primordial universe"

Physicists from the CNRS and the University of Warsaw unveiled an instability at play in the primordial universe that modifies the theoretical interpretation of the cosmic microwave background observations, and which enables one to severely constrain scenarios of inflation built in fundamental physics. This work is published in Physical Review Letters. [more]

schematic representation of the instability of inflationary trajectories

Upcoming ILP events

December 2017 - IAP | Conference
"Dark Matters"

Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017 - CIRM | Conference
"Collisionless Boltzmann (Vlasov) Equation and Modeling of Self-Gravitating Systems and Plasmas"

[more events]

Dec. 13 2016 - Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris | Public Lecture in English
"Mario Livio: Brilliant Blunders"

Dec. 5-9, 2016 - IAP | Workshop
"Gravity and Experiment"

Nov. 19, 2016 - Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris | Workshop
"15e rencontres Physique et interrogations fondamentales"

Nov. 14-18, 2016 - Sèvres, France | Workshop
"Probing Baryons in the Universe"

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