Events at the Globe of Science and Innovation

CERN is organising a series of lectures based on the exhibition «A des années-lumière»

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

Every second, more than ten billion tonnes of antimatter destroys itself in our galaxy, the Milky Way. This surprising phenomenon was observed by telescopes on board the INTEGRAL satellite, the European Space Agency's latest giant space observatory. During his lecture the speaker will illustrate the strong link between astronomy and particle physics using the concepts of astroparticles, electron-positron annihilation, the galaxy bulge and dark matter.

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

Black holes, the shape of the universe, the structure of space-time... Describing the shape of space has always involved a myriad of geometric models, each one with its own underlying physics theory. Observing space-time distortion, the result of gravitational and quantum waves, is one of the great challenges of fundamental physics in the 21st century. The lecture will be accompanied by spectacular computer-simulated animations.

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

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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'