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Ecole Internationale Daniel Chalonge Torino Cosmology Colloquium

28Oct 2009
Written by Patricia 

Ecole Internationale Daniel Chalonge Torino Cosmology Colloquium


On the occasion of the International Year of Astronomy and the 250th anniversary of the Astronomical Observatory of Torino, the colloquium was held in Turin, with the participation of the 2006 Physics Nobel Prize laureate George Smoot and presentation of the Starlight Initiative.
The spirit of the Colloquium will be in keeping with the Chalonge School’s emphasis on astro-fundamental physics, and the topics concern recent observational and theoretical progress made in the CMB, dark matter, dark energy, along with recent data received by satellite regarding solar physics and space astrometry.

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