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CERN is organising a series of lectures based on the exhibition

'A des années-lumière'

Thursday, 2 November, 8.00 p.m. (in French): Does time exist?
Etienne Klein, Director of the CEA's Materials Science Research Laboratory

Time is hard to define. Even though it seems quite a simple notion on the surface, its complexity soon becomes apparent. It is not always easy for us to visualise this inherently ambivalent concept. First of all, does time really exist or is it simply an illusion? Over time, philosophers have put forward just as many arguments in favour of its existence as against it. Does physics have a role to play in the debate and, if so, what kind of role?

This lecture is part of the 'Fête de la Science' programme.

Lectures for the general public. By reservation only: + 41 (0)22 767 76 76

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Thursday, 16 November, 8.00 p.m. (in French): Antimatter in the Milky Way
Jacques Paul, scientific advisor to the European Space Agency's INTEGRAL mission

Tuesday, 21 November, 8.00 p.m. (in French): The shape of space, from black holes to the crumpled Universe
Jean-Pierre Luminet, Research Director at the CNRS

Thursday, 30 November, 8.00 p.m. (in French): Beyond space and time
Marc Lachièze-Rey, Research Director at CNRS

Thursday, 7 December, 8.00 p.m. (in French): A look at Einstein and physics from the different perspectives of a physicist and an illustrator
John Ellis, CERN physicist, and Fiami, author of the comic book 'The Lives of Einstein'