Kumiko Kotera: doing beautiful physics without giving up on family, art and the rest of the world

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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Kumiko Kotera is a young researcher in Astrophysics, at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, (IAP) of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). She builds theoretical models to probe the most violent phenomena in the Universe, by deciphering their so-called “astroparticle” messengers (cosmic rays, neutrinos and photons).

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By e-EPS. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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International Cosmic Day 2013

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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The International Cosmic Day is a worldwide event inviting school students to conduct experiments relating to cosmic rays. Following the success of the first International Cosmic Day last year, DESY, Fermilab, QuarkNet and Netzwerk Teilchenwelt are organising the 2nd edition on 25 September 2013.

After an introductory talk on research in the field of cosmic rays and their discovery, the participants will conduct a cosmic particle experiment themselves. They will make measurements, analyse the data, and present their results…

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‘Refuge des Cosmiques’ laboratory declared EPS Historic Site

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 July 2012 in:
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The high altitude Laboratory ‘Refuge des Cosmiques’ is being declared a Historic Site of the European Physical Society [EPS] later this month. Located on the slopes of the Col du Midi – near Mont Blanc – at 3,613 metres above sea level, the laboratory was designed to study cosmic rays and their potential applications for nuclear physics.

A plaque will be unveiled at the laboratory, on the morning of 23 July, detailing the location’s relevance to the history of physics. This recognition of the site is especially fitting this year…

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