Other Geneva events

Observing the Universe: Black holes, Big Bangs and a huge telescope

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2023
23 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm-10pm
I-PUB Restaurant, Bd Carl-Vogt 20
1205, Geneva
In the Cosmology and Astronomy night we will observe the universe and learn from it. We will review the latest scientific discoveries in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology with the help of the author of recent comic book 'Black Holes and Big Bangs' and an Astronomy researcher involved in the James Webb teslescope program. Come to learn about what Einstein got wrong, what are the exciting open questions that physicists and engineers are trying to answer, and how we build the machines to do that.

Black Holes and Big Bangs

Dr. Jérémie Francfort (Scientist and Illustrator)
We will use illustrations of the comic book "Black Holes and Big Bangs" I recently published with the Geneva-based illustrator Herji and Nobel Prize-winner Michel Mayor to explain the most updated and scientific view on the origins and characteristics of our universe. We will review what the current research is about (like, what Einstein got wrong?) in a playful way and make a small contest of scientific drawing.

A new eye in the sky: how the James Webb Space Telescope is changing the way we look at distant planets

Dr. Dominique Petit dit de la Roche (Postdoctoral Researcher, Geneva Observatory)
Just over a year ago, astronomers received the ultimate Christmas present: the brand new, state-of-the-art James Webb Space Telescope. It’s the biggest telescope ever launched into space and studies the universe in night-vision, giving us a whole new view of exoplanets. But is bigger always better? (Yes, but also no.) And what can James Webb tell us about planets around other stars that we didn’t know before? (A lot.) And finally, what about aliens?
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