The 2018 edition of the Wright Colloquium will explore gravitation in all its aspects. Our speakers will discuss its use for interplanetary journeys, to the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko for example, on which a probe was successfully landed in 2014. Gravitational extremes like black holes and gravitational waves will be discussed, as will the measurement of gravitational waves in detectors for which the boldest superlatives do not suffice. And we will explore the complex links between gravitation and the quantum world.
These themes will be the topics of five lectures given every evening of the week from 5 to 9 November, at Uni Dufour, (underground auditorium), rue Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Genève - Free entry.
- Monday 5 November - Gravitational Waves and Binary Black Holes Thibault Damour, Professor at theInstitut des Hautes Études Scientifiques(IHES) (FR)
- Tuesday 6 November - Rosetta, mission zero gravity Andrea Accomazzo, European Spatial Agency (ESA) (FR)
- Wednesday 7 November - The dark side of the Universe Claudia de Rham, Professor at Imperial College London Faculty of natural sciences, Department of Physics (UK)
- Thursday 8 November - Einstein, gravitational waves, black holes and other matters Gabriela González, Professor at Louisiana State University Department of Physics & Astronomy (USA)
- Friday 9 November - A bridge between the infinitely large and the infinitely small Andrew Strominger, Professor at Harvard University Department of Physics (USA)
Conferences are in French or English with simultaneous translation to both languages.
Sound and light show
A sound and light show will be organised in Parc des Bastions in addition to the public conferences. Every evening from 29 October to 21 November, three shows of 20 minutes at 18:00, 19:00 and 20:00. Uni Bastions, park side.