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Pint of Science" Festival: Cosmic investigations into the invisible Universe

May 13 / 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


The Pint of Science popular science festival returns in 2024 for its 11th edition in France, from May 13 to 15, 2024! At the USMB, the Laboratoire d'Annecy de Physique des Particules (LAPP) and the Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique (LAPTh ) invite you to join them on May 13, 2024 at the Bistro des Tilleuls in Annecy (13 chemin de la prairie). On the program: "cosmic investigations into the invisible Universe". 

About the "Pint of Science" Festival

Organized internationally, the Pint of Science festival aims to demystify science by organizing themed meetings between the research community and the general public in bars. These events enable participants to discover a variety of scientific subjects in a relaxed and accessible setting.

About "Cosmic investigations into the invisible universe

To look at the sky is to wonder. For centuries, astronomers have been trying to explain the nature of the objects that dot our celestial vault. Let's start with Chinese writings dating back a thousand years, mentioning the appearance of a "guest star", and work our way up to modern astronomy, tackling the major questions still unanswered. Let's continue our investigation to the very limits of our knowledge, and reflect together on the nature of the mysterious matter that haunts the minds of physicists: what is this unknown substance that is at the origin of what is known as the cosmic web?


- LĂ©o Le Moigne, doctoral student at LAPP, with the topic "Gamma-ray astronomy, a new way of contemplating the stars". He explains: "The light that our eyes perceive is only a tiny fraction of the rays that pass through our Universe. To illustrate this, we'll take a look back at the history of the Crab Nebula, our understanding of which has evolved over the centuries as new observation methods have revealed the invisible. We'll then take a look at some still-mysterious phenomena that put our technologies and our knowledge of physicsto the test."

- Margaux Jomain, PhD student at LAPTh, with the topic "Dark matter or the ghost of the Universe". She explains: "For several decades, the scientific community has suspected the existence of invisible, omnipresent matter in our Universe. We'll start with the first signs of its presence, then question its nature through various clues scattered all around us.We'llcompare theory and experience, and together we'll look for clues to uncover this most elusive of substances!

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May 13
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6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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