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Astronomy / Space - Physics - 22.01.2024
Gilles Chabrier awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 2024

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 25.07.2023
Mars: Was Olympus Mons once a giant volcanic island?
Mars: Was Olympus Mons once a giant volcanic island?

Astronomy / Space - 13.07.2023
First light for HiRISE, an innovative instrument designed for the study of exoplanets
First light for HiRISE, an innovative instrument designed for the study of exoplanets

Astronomy / Space - 05.04.2023
Isabelle Baraffe, 2023 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture
Isabelle Baraffe, 2023 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture

Astronomy / Space - 16.03.2023
INSTITUT-ORIGINES Upcoming events

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 24.02.2023
Laboratory at bottom of Mediterranean for probing sea and sky
Laboratory at bottom of Mediterranean for probing sea and sky

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 20.02.2023
Galilean moon formation in a water-depleted environment
Galilean moon formation in a water-depleted environment
While models describing the formation of Galilean moons assume the omnipresence of ice in their building blocks, an international team of researchers led by French scientists from the Origins Institu

Astronomy / Space - 06.02.2023
4MOST: integration of the two spectrographs finalized
4MOST: integration of the two spectrographs finalized

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 30.09.2022
The European radio telescope NOEMA reaches full power
The European radio telescope NOEMA reaches full power
NOEMA, Europe's new major radio astronomy facility, is to be inaugurated on 30 September 2022. Capable of carrying out unprecedented observations, it is already a member of the international EHT collaboration, which produced the very first images of black holes.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 29.06.2022
Training INSTITUT-IphU First MaNiTou Summer School on Gravitational Waves

Astronomy / Space - 21.02.2022
The first 4MOST spectrograph ready to deliver

Astronomy / Space - Chemistry - 03.02.2022
Earth’s water was around before Earth
To understand how life emerged, scientists investigate the chemistry of carbon and water. In the case of water, they track the various forms, or isotopes, of its constituent hydrogen and oxygen atoms over the history of the universe, like a giant treasure hunt.

Astronomy / Space - 17.12.2021
Cracking the mystery of nitrogen ice dynamics on Pluto
Publication of the LGL-TPE in the journal Nature on December 15, 2021. CNRS Press alert on December 13, 2021.

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 25.10.2021
Ocean sciences are essential in the fight against climate change
Full steam ahead toward the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)! On October 25, Ifremer, the CNRS and the IRD, with support from the Ocean & Climate Platform and ESA astronau

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 30.09.2021
CNRS showcases Antarctica in France Pavilion at Dubai World Expo
CNRS showcases Antarctica in France Pavilion at Dubai World Expo
From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, the CNRS will be in attendance at the Dubai World Expo's France Pavilion.

Astronomy / Space - 14.09.2021
A gravitationally lensed supernova with an observable two-decade time delay
A gravitationally lensed supernova with an observable two-decade time delay
CRAL publication in Nature Astronomy on September 13, 2021. When the light from a distant object passes very near to a foreground galaxy or cluster, gravitational lensing can cause it to appear as multiple images on the sky 1 .

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 03.08.2021
MAGIC 2021: better understanding carbon sources and sinks in the boreal regions
MAGIC 2021: better understanding carbon sources and sinks in the boreal regions

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 12.07.2021
WEAVE: an instrument to analyse the Universe's light
WEAVE: an instrument to analyse the Universe’s light
The WEAVE instrument, now being installed at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Canary Islands, Spain), will be able to observe nearly 1 000 astronomical objects simultaneously.

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 06.05.2021
At France Pavilion of Dubai World Expo, CNRS to offer immersion into Antarctic environment and science
At France Pavilion of Dubai World Expo, CNRS to offer immersion into Antarctic environment and science

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 15.04.2021
UArizona partners with French National Centre for Scientific Research to establish France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges
UArizona partners with French National Centre for Scientific Research to establish France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges
The partnership establishes the France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges at the University of Arizona, which will address critical research areas through large-scale international collaboration, innovation and exchange of resources.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 08.04.2021
Mars didn't dry up in one go
Mars didn’t dry up in one go
The Perseverance rover has just landed on Mars. Meanwhile, its precursor Curiosity continues to explore the base of Mount Sharp (officially Aeolis Mons), a mountain several kilometres high at the centre of the Gale crater.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 01.04.2021
New joint French-Japanese laboratory in Tokyo for physics at the largest and smallest scales

Astronomy / Space - 26.03.2021
First LRS spectra
First LRS spectra

Astronomy / Space - Social Sciences - 25.03.2021
Launch of Europe's largest astronomy network
Launch of Europe’s largest astronomy network
Two astronomy networks are coming together to form Europe's largest ground-based astronomy collaborative network: the ORP.

Astronomy / Space - 18.02.2021
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landed on Mars

Astronomy / Space - 18.02.2021
Mars 2020 mission: Perseverance rover lands successfully carrying French Supercam instrument
Mars 2020 mission: Perseverance rover lands successfully carrying French Supercam instrument
A + A Thursday 18 February, the Perseverance rover, carrying a suite of seven instruments including the French SuperCam, a greatly enhanced version of the ChemCam instrument already operating on NA

Astronomy / Space - 17.02.2021
Lakes isolated beneath Antarctic ice could be more amenable to life than thought
Publication of Laboratoire de physique in Science Advances on February 17, 2021. Lakes underneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be more hospitable than previously thought, allowing them to host more microbial life.

Health - Astronomy / Space - 17.12.2020
Winners of the 2020 ERC Consolidator Call

Astronomy / Space - 02.12.2020
New Tara expedition dedicated to ocean microbes crucial for major planetary balances
New Tara expedition dedicated to ocean microbes crucial for major planetary balances

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 06.11.2020
Uncovering the hidden side of storms - France's Taranis satellite to launch in november
Uncovering the hidden side of storms - France’s Taranis satellite to launch in november
Sprites, elves, jets.. few people know that scientists habitually use such other-worldly words to describe transient luminous events or TLEs, light flashes that occur during active storms just a few tens of kilometres over our heads.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 10.09.2020
The astrophysicist Françoise Combes awarded the CNRS 2020 Gold Medal
The astrophysicist Françoise Combes awarded the CNRS 2020 Gold Medal

Astronomy / Space - Event - 18.08.2020
Isabelle Baraffe, recipient of the 2020 Viktor Ambartsumian Prize
Isabelle Baraffe, recipient of the 2020 Viktor Ambartsumian Prize

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 28.07.2020
Mars 2020 mission launch - Perseverance rover and its SuperCam instrument safely on their way to Mars
Mars 2020 mission launch - Perseverance rover and its SuperCam instrument safely on their way to Mars
Thursday 30 July, the Mars 2020 mission successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop an Atlas V launcher.

Astronomy / Space - 20.07.2020
Could mini-Neptunes be irradiated ocean planets?
Many exoplanets known today are 'super-Earths', with a radius 1.3 times that of Earth, and 'mini-Neptunes', with 2.

Astronomy / Space - 16.07.2020
Esa Releases First Images from Solar Orbiter
Esa Releases First Images from Solar Orbiter

Astronomy / Space - 27.05.2020
The asteroids Ryugu and Bennu were formed by the destruction of a large asteroid
What is the origin of the asteroids Bennu and Ryugu, and of their spinning-top shape? An international research team led by Patrick Michel, a CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire Lagrange (CNRS/Observa

Astronomy / Space - 16.03.2020
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot shrinking in size but not in thickness
Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, is mainly made up of liquids and gases. Its clouds are shaped by jet streams, winds and vortices into numerous parallel bands, as well as coloured patches, one of which clearly stands out: the Great Red Spot.

Astronomy / Space - Event - 21.06.2019
Astronomical Events: From May to July 2019, The Universe is coming to Lyon!

Event - Astronomy / Space - 03.06.2019
Best poster award for Anaïs Kobsch

Astronomy / Space - 25.03.2019
Experimental study of convection in the compressible regime
Publication by LGL-TPE in Phys. Rev. Fluids on March 25, 2019. Abstract: An experiment of thermal convection with significant compressible effects is presented.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 15.03.2019
2019 Tycho Brahe Medal awarded to Prof. Guy Monnet

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 07.03.2019
Gilles Chabrier, recipient of the 2019 Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize awarded by Institute of Physics (IOP)

Astronomy / Space - 10.02.2019
Molecular clouds in the Cosmic Snake normal star-forming galaxy 8 billion years ago
Publication by CRAL, in Nature Astronomy , on September 16, 2019 The cold molecular gas in contemporary galaxies is structured in discrete cloud complexes.

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 10.12.2018
Joint call for swift and just climate action the Katowice Memorandum

Astronomy / Space - 07.12.2018
France-United States space cooperation - French science instrument on InSight ’hears’ sound of Martian winds for the first time

Astronomy / Space - 06.12.2018
France-United States space cooperation - InSight Mars exploration mission - First tests of French SEIS seismometer successful

Astronomy / Space - 26.11.2018
France-United States space cooperation - French science on Mars - InSight lands on Mars with French SEIS seismometer

Astronomy / Space - 18.09.2018
Unravelling turbulence in planetary atmospheres

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 18.07.2018
Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics
Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics
ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography - and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects.

Astronomy / Space - 07.05.2018
Alexander Yurievich Potekhin - Affiliated researcher



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