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The first e-book of our new series "Integrated Science & Technology Programmes" published by Springer is now available

Astronomy at the frontiers of Science, Jean-Pierre Lasota (Editor)

Astronomy is by nature an interdisciplinary activity: it involves mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and often develop) the latest technology, the fastest computers and the most refined software.  In this book twenty-two leading scientists from nine countries talk about how astronomy interacts with these other sciences. They describe modern instruments used in astronomy and the relations between astronomy and technology, industry, politics and philosophy. They also discuss what it means to be an astronomer, the history of astronomy, and the place of astronomy in society today. Read more...


"Chemistry in the 21st Century", Paris 15-16 September 2011

The University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH) held in Paris (Jussieu Campus Amphi 25), 15 and 16 September 2011 organized a conference on the recent advances in chemistry and its social, environmental and cultural impacts. This conference, chaired by Jacques Livage (Collège de France), brought together leading scientists, chemists and specialists in social sciences. The inaugural presentation was given by Professor Yuan Tseh Lee, president of the International Council for Science, Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Read more...

The conference videorecording is now on line.