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Movies at Inserm

The program for this evening, projection of “The First Cry” (Le Premier cri) by Gilles de Maistre and a debate moderated by Paul de Brem with Bertrand Pulman (Inserm researcher), Violaine Kerbrat (midwife beside René Frydman) and a representative of parents’ association.

Admission is free, registration recommended at communication.idf @

Thursday, June 10th 2010 at 8pm
Cinéma Le Grand Action, 5 rue des Écoles 75005 (Metro Jussieu).

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Decline in biodiversity: is it serious?

Nowadays, 36% of plant and animal species might be threatened in the longer term, a rate of extinction 100 times faster than natural rate. A this rate, humain being could find himself alone on Earth?

What are the consequences of those extinctions for human societies and environment? Experts discuss here the importance of biodiversity and the seriousness of this decline.

  • With Robert Barbault, expert in ecology; Pierre-Henri Gouyon, geneticist; Élisabeth Jaskulke, agricultural engineer and Hubert Reeves, astrophysicist.

Practical informations:
Thursday, June 3rd at 6.45pm
Salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache, musée du quai Branly
37 quai Branly, Paris 7e – Métro Alma-Marceau, ligne 9
Free admission subject to availability.

The debate will be relayed online on the 20 minutes and the CNRS websites. Internet viewers will be able to ask questions live.

  • More information on the CNRS website (in french)
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Plank reveals new images on stars creation

The new images show under different angles the interstellar environment, the clustering of stars, clouds of gas and dust, revealing new aspects of our Galaxy.

Planck’s results will enable the scientists to understand the creation of the stars in the Milky Way as well as in the other galaxies in the Universe. Plank will also enable to go back to the childhood of the Universe, by giving us a pictured insight of what it was 380000 years after the Big Bang.

The collected datas will be released to the global scientific community around the end of 2012.

  • Right after the satellite’s launching, the AST had organized for its members a Master Class on the Planck program.
  • More information on the ESA website.