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You are here, on Earth, which is part of the solar system, which is in the Milky Way galaxy, which itself is within the extragalactic supercluster Laniakea.
In this talk, astrophysicist Hélène Courtois will explore how she surfed the cosmos with international teams of researchers for twenty years working to map our local universe.
Hélène describes this quest and the discovery of our home supercluster, with the visualisation and analysis that allowed her team to map such large structures of the universe.
This is a joint event with the Embassy of France.
About the speakers
Hélène Courtois is a French astrophysicist specializing in cosmography. She is Professor and Vice President at the University of Lyon 1 and the director of a research team at the Lyon Institute of Nuclear Physics. She received the 2018 Scientist of the Year Award from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for her international influence. She is featured in the 2019 documentary 'Cosmic Flows: The Cartographers' of 'the Universe' by CPB Films.
The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.
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