Dan Israel :
Astrophysicist at the Institut d'astrophysique de Paris
July 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Free Public Lecture
Presentation in English, Q & A to follow in French and English.
The Origin of the Universe: New Observations and New Theoretical Perspectives
Cosmology, the study of the Universe as a whole, is currently a very active field of investigation. From the observational point of view, several past, present, and future missions portray the Universe with great accuracy. However, several crucial aspects are far from being understood. This talk will explain how the results of these missions provide constraints and inspiration for building modern theories of particle physics and unified interactions, such as supersymmetry and string theory.