News | Research

“Latest discoveries of the Cosmos Explorers”: a lecture by astrophysicist Hélène Courtois

From July 1, 2019 to July 2, 2019

As part of the “Searching for New Worlds” lectures to be held on July 1 and 2 at La Scala Paris, Hélène Courtois, an astrophysicist at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, invites us to take a trip to the extremes of scientific knowledge with her “Latest discoveries of the Cosmos Explorers” lecture.

As part of two special evenings on July 1 and 2 at La Scala Paris, Conferentia invites the general public to discover the latest scientific developments in celestial continents, exoplanets, black holes and the search for extraterrestrial life.

Alongside three exceptional astrophysicists, Hélène Courtois, professor and vice-president of the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and winner of the 2018 French Scientific Influence award, will guide this trip with her “Latest discoveries of the Cosmos Explorers” lecture.

The program includes 4 special lectures

► Monday, July 1:

  • “The Universe: how to explore what we cannot see"at 7:00 PM
    hosted by Roland Lehoucq, astrophysicist at the CEA de Saclay and specialist in cosmic topology.
  • “Looking for life in the Universe” at 9:00 PM
    hosted by Francis Rocard, Mars astrophysicist and head of the Solar System Exploration Programs at the CNES.

► Tuesday, July 2:

  • “Latest discoveries of the Cosmos Explorers” at 7:00 PM
    hosted by Hélène Courtois, astrophysicist at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. As an outer-space cartographer, she discovered the extragalactic continent Laniakea.
  • “Behind black holes: other Universes?"at 9:00 PM
    hosted by Jean-Pierre Luminet, astrophysicist, Director of Research at the CNRS and specialist in black holes and cosmology.
     

Find out more