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arthUs: the successful ERC-AdG of Thomas Buchert

advances in the research on theories of the dark Universe

Parution of "Optical 3D-Spectroscopy for Astronomy"

by Roland Bacon (CRAL) and Guy Monnet.

Screening-preview "MUSE, the time machine"

at the Confluences Museum, the screening of the documentary on the 9th March 2017 at 7pm will be followed by a debate in the presence of the authors and filmmakers.

Self-induced dust traps: overcoming planet formation barriers

6 January 2017

Self-induced dust traps: overcoming planet formation barriers

Comment les planètes se forment-elles ? La création spontanée de « pièges à poussières » permet enfin de lier entre elles les différentes étapes de la formation des planètes, identifiée par des chercheurs du CRAL.

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Awards ceremony to I. Vauglin

19 December 2016

Awards ceremony to I. Vauglin


nommée au grade de chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur par décret du 13 juillet 2016.

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Large number of dwarf galaxies discovered in the early universe

21 November 2016

Large number of dwarf galaxies discovered in the early universe

A team of which CRAL belongs has found for the first time this new distant population.

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Fête des Lumières

8 November 2016

Fête des Lumières

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Unexpected Giant Glowing Halos around Distant Quasars

26 October 2016

Unexpected Giant Glowing Halos around Distant Quasars


An international team of astronomers has discovered glowing gas clouds surrounding distant quasars. This new survey by the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope indicates that halos around quasars are far more common than expected. The properties of the halos in this surprising find are also in striking disagreement with currently accepted theories of galaxy formation in the early Universe.

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