CANCELLED Finding our place in the Universe

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Friday 3 April

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has been cancelled

  • Credit: Benjamin Le Talour

Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled. All attendees will be contacted to offer a full refund.

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.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

Accessibility

The theatre is on the first floor and there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

There is space at floor level in the theatre for wheelchair users.

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Our theatre is equipped with an Audio Induction Loop. 

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