Actualités

#Un mécanisme de déstabilisation de l'univers primordial

28 septembre 2016

Des physiciens du CNRS et de l’université de Varsovie ont mis à jour un phénomène d'instabilité à l'oeuvre dans l'univers primordial qui modifie l’interprétation théorique des observations du fond diffus cosmologique, et permet de contraindre fortement les scénarios d'inflation construits dans le cadre de la physique fondamentale.
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#A la poursuite des neutrinos ultimes

22 septembre 2016

Kumiko Kotera, chercheur à l'IAP et récemment décorée de la médaille de bronze du CNRS, s'est prêtée au jeu et nous parle de ses travaux de recherche en astrophysique des hautes (voire très hautes) énergies [visionner la vidéo]

#Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics

May 17, 2016

Luc Blanchet, senior researcher in theoretical physics at IAP/ILP, is one of the laureates of the "Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics" awarded for the detection of gravitational waves, confirmation of the prediction by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago. Luc Blanchet is especially involved in the theoretical calculation of the gravitational waveform generated by the coalescence of neutron stars or black holes.
[Read more on IAP website]

#"The ΛCDM model is the our best description of the cosmos... right?"

Feb. 26, 2016

Cosmology@Home attempts to answer this big question and just released a new exciting app to do so! This app (called "planck_param_sims") uses data from the Planck satellite and allows anyone to contribute to their current analysis.
The one sentence summary of this tool is that its sort of like turning contributing computers (yours?) into mixer boards and playing DJ with the echoes of the Big Bang! So what exactly does that mean, and how these results contribute to science?
Find out more on Cosmology@Home website

#Benjamin D. Wandelt elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Oct. 8, 2015

Ben Wandelt was named 2015 Fellow of the APS in recognition of his outstanding contributions to physics. [more]

#The mysteries of quantum cosmology

Aug. 21, 2015

Patrick Peter, Deputy Director of the ILP, explains to us why quantum cosmology remains a mystery... [see the video]

#"What excites me in being a cosmologist"

Nov. 10, 2014

Benjamin Wandelt, Director of the ILP, explains to us why it is exciting to be a cosmologist. First short video of a long series [see the video]

Universal density profile for cosmic voids

July 8, 2014

Cosmic voids are fascinating for several reasons. For example, they were the first places in the Universe to be dominated by dark energy. They make up the majority of the volume of the Universe today and constitute an exceptional source of cosmological information. [more]

#Louis D. Foundation Award 2014

June 17, 2014

François Bouchet, HFI Planck coPi and ILP member, was recently awarded the 2014 Louis D. Foundation Award [more in French language]

#Detecting Cosmic Rays out in the Pampas

June 2014

In Argentina, the Pierre Auger Observatory hunts cosmic rays, charged particles that shower the Earth from space. A French team headed by A. Letessier-Selvon takes us on a guided tour of the Observatory during their on site mission in 2013 [more]

#Planck takes magnetic fingerprint of our galaxy

May 6, 2014

The Planck team released this image of the first all-sky observations of polarized light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way. Planck member Paul Sutter helped create this visualisation of galactic magnetic field lines at the Lagrange Institute. [more]