The Chalonge de Vega Meudon Workshop 2016, Meudon, France

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge-Hector de Vega :

The Chalonge de Vega Meudon Workshop 2016

Warm Dark Matter Astrophysics in Agreement with Observations and keV Sterile Neutrinos

Place: CIAS Chateau de Meudon, Observatoire de Paris at Meudon

Dates: 15, 16 and 17 June 2016

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2016.html

Registration and call for papers on Warm Dark Matter is Open.

Early registration is strongly encouradged.

So far, not a single valid objection arose against WDM.

A Turning Point operated recently in the Dark Matter research: Warm Dark Matter (WDM) emerged impressively over Cold Dark Matter (CDM) as the leading Dark Matter candidate. WDM solves naturally the problems of CDM and CDM + baryons , provides the same large scale and CMB results than ΛCDM and agrees with the observations at the galactic and small scales.

Warm Dark Matter (WDM) is hot topic in galaxies and cosmology and implies novelties in the astrophysical, cosmological, particle physics and nuclear physics context. Warm Dark Matter Cosmology (LambdaWDM) is more complete, correct and general theory than Cold Dark Matter (LambdaCDM) since it reproduces LambdaCDM at large scales and solves all the problems of CDM at small and intermediate scales.

This workshop addresses the last progresses in WDM, including its distribution function and equation of state, the quantum mechanical framework to galaxy structure reproducing the observed galaxy cores and their sizes and the dwarf galaxies.

This workshop puts together astrophysical, cosmological, particle and nuclear WDM, astronomical observations, theory and WDM analytical and numerical frameworks which reproduce the observations. The Workshop addresses as well the theorical and experimental search for the leading WDM particle candidate: keV sterile neutrinos.

The recent impact of WDM astrophysics, its signatures and constraints with high redshift galaxies, clusters, cosmic recombinantion, 21 cm, with or for the JWST, HST, SKA, AstroH and gravitationnal lensing will be treated.

Looking forward to Welcome you in Meudon at the Workshop

Norma G. Sanchez and the Chalonge-de Vega School Team

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2016.html

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr

News from the School Daniel Chalonge- Hector De Vega

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge-Hector de Vega

Research-Training-Scientific Culture- -25 Years of Activity-Calling for Understanding –

A beacon pioneering and developing research, projects and training. The Chalonge School offers unvaluable international current research view at the forefront of astrophysics and cosmology, international contacts at the highest level and a careful interdisciplinarity, with both Theory and Observations.

1. Programme Hector de Vega 2016: Announcement and Invitation Agenda of Events
2. Creation of a new medal: The Hector de Vega Medal
3. Warm Dark Matter Research: Call for papers, oral presentations and posters on Warm Dark Matter

1. PROGRAMME HECTOR DE VEGA 2016. ANNOUNCEMENT and INVITATION
Welcome to the Chalonge-de Vega School. A Laboratory of Ideas. Research,Training and Scientific Culture.
Science with great Intellectual endeavour and a Human face. The Programme is open to all researchers interested in the field, theorists, experimentalists, observers, young scientists, post-docs, advanced students.

The Programme includes scientific culture events with the latest results and exhibitions.

Launching of the Programme: Open Session 24 March 2016 at Observatoire de Paris, historic Perrault building . Save the date in your Agenda

Warm Dark Matter is hot topic in galaxies and cosmology and implies novelties in the astrophysical, cosmological, particle and nuclear physics context. The Chalonge – de Vega School Programme 2016 is devoted to Warm Dark Matter in all its aspects
and the Warm Dark Matter particle candidates: keV sterile neutrinos.

– All the Year 2016: with the dates, places, Colloquia, Workshops,Open Sessions and Poster is available at: URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2016.html. Registration is not necessary to the Open Sessions

– Scientific Support to the Programme 2016 with the new DM situation including all presentations of the whole Year 2015 is available at: URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2015.html

– School Courses, Lectures and Lecturers, Science News, Archives ,Open Sessions, Page Hector de Vega, Album of Pictures: URL : http://chalonge.obspm.fr/.

2. NEW: THE HECTOR DE VEGA MEDAL

The Hector de Vega medal have been recently created, coined and edited. The first side of the medal shows name, dates and an artistic engravure of Hector de Vega’s portrait inspired by the photo taken by Nadia Charbit Blumenfeld. In the reverse side the following text is engraved in french:
Hector J. de Vega, Le Gentilhomme de la Science, Physicien Theoricien, L’Ecole Daniel Chalonge Reconnaissante, La Science avec une Tres Grande Exigeance Intellectuelle et un Visage Humain.

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/HdV_recto.jpg
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/HdV_verso.jpg
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/HdV_medaille1.jpg
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Archives_Daniel_Chalonge.html

3. CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC PAPERS, ORAL PRESENTATIONS and POSTERS on WARM DARK MATTER
Developements, results on Warm Dark Matter in all its aspects: cosmological, astrophysical, particle and nuclear physics, signatures, detection, keV sterile neutrinos….

The talks, posters and diffusion of Warm Dark Matter papers/results will take place during the events of the 2016 Programme, mainly in the Chalonge de Vega Meudon Workshop and in the 20th Paris Chalonge de Vega Colloquium.

Looking forward to Welcome you at the Hector de Vega Programme 2016

With compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez, and the Chalonge-de Vega School

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/HdeV.html
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News from the Chalonge-De Vega School

News from the Ecole Internationale Daniel Chalonge-Hector de Vega

Contents:
1. Sharing Knowledge Scientific Culture
2. Page Hector de Vega
3. On line Conferences
4. Agenda 2016

1. SHARING KNOWLEDGE. SCIENTIFIC CULTURE

All presentaions of the Open Automn Session Cosmic News held the 26 November 2015 at Paris Observatory are available on line here:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Presentations_26Nov2015.html

Contents: Introduction to the Session and Tribute to Hector de Vega.
-The Nobel prize of Physics 2015 and Neutrinos.
-Impact of Cosmic Rays on Clima : A new approach to climate studies?
-Signatures and Constraints on Warm Dark Matter: star formation, 21 cm line, primeval galaxies.
-Bruno Pontecorvo: pionnering work on neutrinos
-Warm Dark Matter and sterile neutrinos. The crises of cold dark matter and of its baryonic cures, the crises of Wimps.
-Science in face to conflicts of interests and technocracy : Quo Vadis Science ?

– Compte rendu de la Session par Jean-Pierre Martin, SAF President de la Commission Cosmologie
http://www.planetastronomy.com/special/2016-special/26nov/Chalonge.htm

2. PAGE HECTOR DE VEGA

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/HdeV.html

3. ON LINE CONFERENCES

All presentations of the year 2015 in honor of Hector de Vega, workshops, symposia, open sessions, Chalonge medal and albums of photos are available online here:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2015.html

4. AGENDA 2016 :

24 MARCH 2016: Open Session Cosmic News and openning of the Programme 2016 Hector de Vega , Paris
19 MAY 2016: Open interdisciplinary Session News from the Universe and Warm Dark Matter, Paris
15-17 JUNE 2016 Meudon, CIAS: Meudon Chalonge de Vega Workshop 2016 on WDM, historic Meudon castle
20-22 JULY2016 in Paris: Chalonge de Vega 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2016, historic Perrault building
22 JULY 2016 in Paris: Summer Open Session on scientific culture: A surprise Session, historic Perrault building
13-16 OCTOBER 2016: Chalonge de Vega Turin Session 2016, Palazzo Lascaris and Accademia delle delle Scienze,Turin
OCTOBER 2016: Round table: Quo Vadis Science ? Cite Internationale Universitaire, Paris
25 NOVEMBER 2016: Open Automn Session : Highlights and Conclusions 2016 and pre view of the Hector de Vega Programme 2017, Paris

With Compliments and kind regards

Ecole Daniel Chalonge

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/

THE DANIEL CHALONGE MEDAL 2015 is awarded to HECTOR DE VEGA

The International School “Daniel Chalonge” has awarded the Daniel Chalonge Medal 2015 to Héctor J. de Vega,the greatest pillar of the School in all the School aspects and values, science with great intellectual endeavour and a human face.

Emeritus research director at the CNRS, LPTHE UPMC Paris, and associated to LERMA Observatoire de Paris. Outstanding theoretical physicist, physicist of the universe, an independent mind, with major coherence and intellectual strength, personal and scientific prestige, honesty and integrity, he worked tirelessly, wearing very high the values of Science and of the Chalonge School where he excelled in all the aspects.

He developed several scientific lives with pioneering research in different specialities and great vision of thematic evolution: Quantum field theory, integrable models, particle physics and statistical physics, string theory, cosmology, theory of inflation confronted to the cosmic microwave background observations, warm dark matter in galaxies, sterile neutrinos, with innovative sophisticated methods and powerful analytical computations. In all these areas, he formed students, post-doctoral and young researchers, trained generations of physicists and cosmologists over the world, and developped many important international collaborations.

And in the words of Gerard Gilmore (Fellow of the UK Royal Society and Chalonge Medal laureat 2013) on the 23th July 2015:
“Héctor de Vega, a really nice person”

In the words of Dr Nadia Charbit Blumenfeld (daughter of Henry and Kathleen Blumenfeld, grand daughter of Erwin Blumenfeld) and author of a photo-portrait:
“Héctor de Vega, the gentleman of Science”

In the words of George Smoot on the 24th July 2015 during the tribute to Héctor de Vega : “I shared an office with him here (room 705) : He was always disponible, good feeling , discussing science and what was going on”.
Unfortunately, is not possible in this short notice to reproduce all other testimonies of the participants , but they are all well registered and deeply acknowlodged.

Eleven Chalonge Medals awarded in the 24 years of the school history, of which four Nobel prize of physics in the astrophysics-cosmology discipline :

1991: Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel Prize of Physics.
1992: Bruno Pontecorvo.
2006: George Smoot, Nobel Prize of Physics.
2007: Carlos Frenk.
2008: Anthony Lasenby.
2008: Bernard Sadoulet, Fellow of the USA Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2009: Peter Biermann.
2011: John Mather, Nobel Prize of Physics.
2012: Brian Schmidt, Nobel Prize of Physics.
2013: Gerard Gilmore, Fellow of the UK Royal Society.
2015 : Héctor de Vega.

Science with great intellectual endeavour and a human face. True and healthy science. Outstanding scientists who are gentlepersons. Scientists recipients of the Daniel Chalonge Medal are Ambassadors of the School.

With the Chalonge Medal to Héctor de Vega, the International School Daniel Chalonge honors its scientific and human milestone. The 2015 school program is dedicated to him, tributes have been paid on the 18th May, on the 21 May in the spring open session of scientific culture “L’Homme et l’Univers, Dernières Nouvelles de l’Univers”, in the last Warm Dark Matter Chalonge Meudon CIAS Workshop in June 2015, in the 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2015, and the tributes will continue in the same way, lively, that is to say, by working doing scientific research.

A surprise Award

The Chalonge medal is a totally surprise award. The medal was awarded to Héctor de Vega on the 24th July 2015 during the open session of the 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2015 on the meridian of Paris, at the Paris Observatory (Observatoire de Paris), in the presence of many distinguished and renewed scientists, among them four laureats of the Daniel Chalonge medal: George Smoot, Nobel prize of physics, Anthony Lasenby, Peter Biermann, Gerard Gilmore, and of very important scientific personalities from the world over, among them physicist Alba Zanini from the INFN, Ambassador of the city of Turin for Science and scientific culture and Ambassador of the Chalonge School.

Congratulations: Scientists from over the world participated to the event on the meridian of Paris and warmely congratulated the awarded Medal

Full history and pictures:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Medal_Chalonge2015.pdf

LINKS:

The 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2015 in honor of Héctor de Vega
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2015.html
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_Paris2015.html

Héctor de Vega Lecture http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Paris15_Devega.pdf

Photo Gallery http://chalonge.obspm.fr/album2015/index.html

Programme of the Year 2015 in honor to Héctor de Vega http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2013.html

The Chalonge Medal Archives
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Archives_Daniel_Chalonge.html

The Chalonge School
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Summer news of the Chalonge School in honor of Hector De Vega

HIGHLIGHTS of the 19th PARIS COSMOLOGY COLLOQUIUM 2015 in honor of HECTOR DE VEGA

Tribute to Héctor de Vega, the scientist and the human person. The Daniel Chalonge Medal: A Surprise Award.

Fermionic Warm Dark Matter and the Thomas-Fermi galaxy structure theory.
Cosmology, Astrometry and Fundamental Physics with GAIA.
Signatures of Warm Dark Matter from reionization, 21-cm, first galaxies.
The observed structural properties of Galaxies lead to Warm Dark Matter.
Numerical simulations, galaxy and star formation in Warm Dark Matter Cosmology
Neutrino mass spectroscopy with atoms using quantum coherence.
Sterile Neutrinos with KATRIN, PTOLEMY, SUZAKU XIS, and Future

Missions. The Extragalactic Background Light and New Results with CIBER. CMB Polarization with the BICEP/Keck Array. BICEP 3.

The JWST and its Science case.

THE CHALONGE MEDAL 2015 is awarded to HECTOR J. DE VEGA

Full history available here:
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Medal_Chalonge2015.pdf

ON LINE PRESENTATIONS

TRIBUTE TO HECTOR J. DE VEGA Peter L. BIERMANN, Asantha COORAY,Hector DE VEGA , Guido DREXLIN , Anastasia FIALKOV, Gerard F. GILMORE, Anthony LASENBY , Alessandro MELCHIORRI , Nicola MENCI,Sinziana PADUROIU , Clem PRIKE , Paolo SALUCCI ,Norma G.SANCHEZ , Noburo SASAO, George F. SMOOT, George SONNEBORN, Christopher G.TULLY , Casey R. WATSON, Noriko YAMASAKI , Motohiko YOSHIMURA, are available here http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_Paris2015.html http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2015.html

THE ALBUM OF PICTURES
capturing moments of the stimulating atmosphere created by all lecturers and participants is available here:
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/album2015/index.html

THE ONLINE PROGRAMME 2015 and SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND is available here:
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_Paris2015.html

We look forward to welcome you in the next meetings of this series

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez and the Chalonge School Team

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Open session in honor of Hector De Vega

In the framework of the Chalonge School 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium in honor of Hector DE VEGA:

CHALONGE SCHOOL SUMMER OPEN SESSION of Scientific Culture :

Friday 24th July, from 14h30 to 19h30
Observatoire de Paris, Cassini Hall, in the historic Perrault building

Latest News of the CMB

BICEP/KECK,

JWST, the Jame Webb Space Telescope,

Award of the Daniel Chalonge Medal 2015, a Surprise Award

Tribute to Hector DE VEGA, the Scientist and the Human Person

Tour of the historic Perrault building guided guided by Prof Suzanne Debarbat (SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris)

Links:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Invitation_24juillet2015.pdf
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2015.html
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2015.html
With Compliments and kind regards

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/

Online Chalonge School Warm Dark Matter Conferences in honor of Hector de Vega

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge

The Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2015 in honor of Hector de Vega

Warm Dark Matter Cosmology in agreement with observations: CMB, Galaxies, Black holes and Sterile neutrinos

Meudon Castle-CIAS, Observatoire de Paris at Meudon, France, 10,11 and 12 JUNE 2015

We are pleased to inform you that the presentations by the lecturers during the Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2015 in honor of Hector de Vega are available on line in pdf format in “Programme and Lecturers .pdf ” in the www site of this Workshop

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2015.html

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_CIAS2015.html

CONTENTS:

TRIBUTE TO HECTOR DE VEGA,

and the Lectures :

Peter BIERMANN , Dieter BODEKER, Daniel BOYANOVSKY, Hector J. DE VEGA, Anastasia FIALKOV, Clemens HESSEL, Thierry LASSERRE, Marco LOMBARDI, Hareth MAHDI, Maxim MARKEVITCH, Nicola MENCI, Susanne MERTENS, Sinziana PADUROIU, Manolis PAPASTERGIS, Brigitte ROCCA- VOLMERANGE, Paolo SALUCCI, Norma G. SANCHEZ

The ALBUM of PHOTOS of the Workshop capturing moments of thestimulating atmosphere created by all lecturers and participants is posted in the same www site

We thank all again, both lecturers and participants, for having contributed so much to this Workshop and we look forward to seeing you again in the next meetings of this series

NEXT MEETINGS OF THE SERIES :

The 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium Chalonge 2015 in honor of Hector de Vega

Latest News from the Universe: Warm Dark Matter Cosmology: CMB, Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Sterile Neutrinos

http://www.obspm.fr/ecole-chalonge-19th-paris.html

SUMMER OPEN SESSION: Friday 24 JULY 2015 afternoon in Observatoire de Paris

THE FULL PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR 2015 ON LINE

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2015.html

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez and the Chalonge School team

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

The Chalonge School 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2015: Latest News from the Universe: Warm Dark Matter Cosmology: CMB, Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Sterile Neutrinos

Warm Dark Matter is hot topic in cosmology and implies novelties in the astrophysical, cosmological, particle and nuclear physics context. The 19th Paris Colloquium 2015 is devoted to Warm Dark Matter Cosmology, CMB, Dark Energy and the Warm Dark Matter particle candidates: keV sterile neutrinos. Astrophysical constraints put the sterile neutrino mass m in the range 1 < m < 10 keV. The Colloquium is within the astrofundamental physics spirit of the Chalonge School, on recent observational and theoretical progress. Topics include: The crisis of Cold Dark Matter (CDM + its failed baryonic cures), the crisis of Wimps and their scientific decline. Galaxy structure theory in agreement with observations The 3.5 keV X-ray line in clusters of galaxies. The CMB data analysis with neutrinos and sterile neutrinos. News on the effective neutrino number Neff and sterile neutrinos. News from reactor and accelerator experiments on sterile neutrinos and their science implications. Cosmic neutrino background and methods for its detection CMB polarisation, primordial gravitational waves and the effective theory of inflation. KATRIN, ASTRO-H, PTOLEMY, JWST, ..... And Other Topics.... Informations on the previous Paris Cosmology Colloquia and of the School events are available at http://chalonge.obspm.fr (Lecturers, lists of participants, .pdf lecture files, Highlights and Conclusions and photos during the Colloquia). With compliments and kind regards. Norma G. Sanchez , Hector J. de Vega and the Chalonge School Team

The Chalonge School Meudon Workshop 2015 Warm Dark Matter Cosmology in agreement with observations: CMB, Galaxies, Black holes, and Sterile Neutrinos

SUMMARY: Warm Dark Matter (WDM) is hot topic in galaxies cosmology and implies novelties in the astrophysical, cosmologicalparticle and nuclear physics context. Warm Dark Matter Cosmology (LWDM) gives the same successfull large scale results and CMB results than Cold Dark Matter (LCDM) and succesfully agrees with the observations at the galactic and small scales.

A Turning Point operated recently in the Dark Matter research: Warm Dark Matter (WDM) emerged impressively over Cold Dark Matter (CDM) as the leading Dark Matter candidate. Astronomical evidence that Cold Dark Matter (LambdaCDM) and its proposed tailored baryonic cures do not work at small scales is staggering.

This workshop addresses the last developpements in WDM, including its distribution function and equation of state, the quantum mechanical framework to galaxy structure reproducing in particular the observed galaxy cores and their sizes and the dwarf galaxies.

This workshop puts together astrophysical, cosmological, particle and nuclear WDM, astronomical observations, theory and WDM analytical and numerical frameworks which reproduce the observations.

The Workshop addresses as well the theorical and experimental search for the leading WDM particle candidate: keV sterile neutrinos.

Registration is Open. Early registration is strongly encouradged.

Previous Chalonge Meudon Workshops of this series, Lectures and Lecturers, Scientific News, .PDF of presentations and Album of Pictures are available at:

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Looking forward to Welcome you in Meudon at the Workshop

With compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega

and the Chalonge School Team

The Chalonge School Programme 2015

24 Years of Activity Calling for Understanding

Welcome to the Chalonge School. A Laboratory of Ideas. Research,Training and Scientific Culture. Science with great Intellectual endeavour and a Human face.

A beacon pioneering and developing research, projects and training. The Chalonge School offers unvaluable international current research view at the forefront of astrophysics and cosmology, international contacts at the highest level and a careful interdisciplinarity, with both Theory and Observations.

Open to all researchers interested in the field, both theorists, experimentalists and observers, young scientists, post-docs and advanced students.

Warm Dark Matter is hot topic in galaxies and cosmology and implies novelties in the astrophysical, cosmological, particle and nuclear physics context. The Chalonge School Science Programme 2015 is devoted to Warm Dark Matter Cosmology and the Warm Dark Matter particle candidates: keV sterile neutrinos.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN to the Following MEETINGS: Early Registration is strongly encouradged

–THE CHALONGE MEUDON WORKSHOP 2015: Warm Dark Matter Cosmology in agreement with observations: CMB, Galaxies, Black holes, and Sterile neutrinos”

Place: CIAS Chateau de Meudon, Observatoire de Paris at Meudon
Dates: 10, 11, 12 June 2015
URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2015.html

— THE 19TH PARIS COSMOLOGY COLLOQUIUM CHALONGE 2015:
Latest News from the Universe: Warm Dark Matter Cosmology: CMB, Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Sterile Neutrinos

Place: Observatoire de Paris historic Perrault building at Paris
Dates: 22, 23 and 24 July
URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2015.html

All the YEAR 2015 with the topics and dates of the Chalonge Programme Colloquia, Workshops, Open Sessions and meetings is available at:

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2015.html

School Courses, Lectures and Lecturers, Scientific News, .PDF of presentations and Album of Pictures are available at:

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Looking forward to Welcome you in Paris and in Meudon in these events

With compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega and the Chalonge School Team

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge, summer highlights, online presentations and pictures

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge

HIGHLIGHTS of the COLLOQUIUM OF THE 18TH PARIS COSMOLOGY COLLOQUIUM CHALONGE 2014:

CMB Observations and its implications for Cosmology: A Status Report . Polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background: Toward an Observational Proof of Cosmic Inflation. Beyond the Power Spectrum: Cosmology with Spectral Distortions and the PIXIE mission. Fermionic Warm Dark Matter and the Thomas-Fermi galaxy structure theory. Cosmological and astrophysical signatures of Warm Dark Matter. Galaxy Structure Observations and Cored Density Profiles. Changing Direction It is Time for Warm Dark Matter X-ray and Phase Space Density Constraints on the Properties of the Dark Matter Particle. The Fertile Phenomenology of Sterile Neutrinos. Gravitational lensing in Warm Dark Matter cosmology: the cross section for giant arcs. Cosmology with Gaia. The dusty universe unveiled by Herschel. High energy sources in the epoch of reionization of the Universe Synergies between CMB and SKA radio observations. Observational overview on galaxy formation and evolution. Neutrino masses, phases and mixings: Theory vs. Experiments. A Status Report. Absolute scale of the active neutrino mass and the search of sterile neutrinos at the KATRIN experiment The tensor to scalar ratio and large scale power suppression from fast- roll initial conditions Warm Dark Matter Cosmology and Galaxy Theory in agreement with observations. New Results.

Open Session. Panel Discussion on BICEP2. Cosmology Now and Tomorrow. The James Webb Space Telescope and the First Light .

ON LINE PRESENTATIONS
and POSTER presented by student Hareth Mahdi are available here:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_Paris2014.html

Peter BIERMANN, Daniel BOYANOVSKY, Carlo BURIGANA, Christopher CONSELICE, Asantha COORAY, Hector DE VEGA, Gianluigi FOGLI, Gerard GILMORE, Alan KOGUT, Eiichiro KOMATSU, Anthony LASENBY, Hareh MAHDI, Felix MIRABEL, Paolo SALUCCI, Norma SANCHEZ, George SMOOT, Casey WATSON, Christian WEINHEIMER, Rogier WINDHORST

ALBUM of PICTURES

capturing moments of the stimulating atmosphere created by all lecturers and participants is available here:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/album2014/index.html

ON LINE PROGRAMME 2014 and SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND
is available here:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2014.html

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2014.html

PRE VIEW 2014-2015:

– 27-28 November 2014: Concluding Session and Chalonge Programme 2015

– The Chalonge WDM Meudon Workshop 2015

– The 19th Paris Cosmology Colloquium Chalonge 2015 and more events

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We look forward to welcome you in the next meetings of this series

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez , Hector J. de Vega and the Chalonge School Team

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

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The Chalonge School 18th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2014

The Chalonge School 18th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2014 “Latest News from the Universe: LambdaWDM, CMB, Warm Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Neutrinos and Sterile Neutrinos”

The new concordance model in agreement with observations: ΛWDM (Lambda-dark energy- Warm Dark Matter). Recently, Warm (keV scale) Dark Matter emerged impressively over CDM (Cold Dark Matter) as the leading Dark Matter candidate. Astronomical evidence that Cold Dark Matter (LambdaCDM) and its proposed tailored baryonic cures do not work at galactic and small scales is staggering. LambdaWDM solves naturally the problems of LambdaCDM and agrees remarkably well with the observations at galactic and small scales as well as large and cosmological scales. In contrast, LambdaCDM simulations only agree with observations at large scales.

In the context of this new Dark Matter situation, which implies novelties in the astrophysical, cosmological, particle and nuclear physics context, the 18th Paris Colloquium 2014 is devoted to the Latest News from the Universe.

2. This Colloquium is within the astrofundamental physics spirit of the Chalonge School, focalised on recent observational and theoretical progress in the CMB, dark matter, dark energy, the new WDM framework to galaxy formation, and the effective theory of the early universe inflation with predictive power in the context of the LambdaWDM Standard Model of the Universe. The Colloquium addresses as well the theory and experimental search for the WDM particle physics candidates (keV sterile neutrinos). Astrophysical constraints including sterile neutrino decays points the sterile neutrino mass m around 2 keV or nearly larger.

In summary, the aim of the meeting is to put together real data : cosmological, astrophysical, particle, nuclear physics data, and hard theory predictive approach connected to them in the framework of the LambdaWDM Standard Model of the Universe.

Two observed quantities crucially constrain the DM nature in an inescapable way independently of the particle physics model: the average DM density rho and the phase space density Q. The observed values of rho and Q in galaxies today robustly point to a keV scale DM particle (WDM) and exclude CDM as well as axion Bose-Einstein condensate DM.

The fermionic quantum pressure of WDM ensures the observed small scale structures as the cores of galaxies and their right sizes (including the dwarf galaxies). N-body simulations in classical (non-quantum) physics do not take into account the fermionic quantum pressure of WDM and produce unreliable results at small scales: That is the reason of the too small core size problem in classical (non quantum) Nbody WDM simulations and its similar dwarf galaxies problem.

Lyman alpha bounds on the WDM particle mass apply only to specific sterile neutrino models and many sterile neutrino models are available today for which the Lyman alpha bounds are unknown. Therefore, WDM cannot be disfavoured in general on the grounds of the Lyman alpha bounds (only valid or specific models), as erroneously stated and propagated in the literature. Astrophysical constraints put the sterile neutrino mass m in the range 1< m <10 keV. Most of the constraints and last results points to m about 2 keV or nearly larger. MARE, KATRIN, ECHO and PTOLEMY experiments could detect such a keV sterile neutrino. It will be a fantastic discovery to detect dark matter in a beta decay or in electron capture. A exciting WDM work to perform is ahead of us.

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2014.html

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

The Chalonge School Meudon Workshop 2014 “From large to small scale structures in agreement with observations”

The Chalonge School Meudon Workshop 2014 “From Large to Small scale structures in Agreement with Observations: CMB, WDM, Galaxies, Black holes, Neutrinos and Sterile Neutrinos”

A Turning Point operated recently in the Dark Matter research: Warm Dark Matter (WDM) emerged impressively over Cold Dark Matter (CDM) as the leading Dark Matter candidate. WDM solves naturally the problems of CDM and CDM + baryons.

LambdaWDM provides the same large scale and CMB results than LambdaCDM and agrees with the observations at the galactic and small scales. Warm Dark Matter (WDM) implies progresses in the astrophysical,cosmological, particle and nuclear physics context.

This workshop addresses the last developements in WDM, including its distribution function and equation of state, the quantum mechanical framework to galaxy structure reproducing in particular the observed galaxy cores and their sizes and the dwarf galaxies.

This workshop puts together astrophysical, cosmological, particle and nuclear WDM, astronomical observations, theory and WDM analytical and numerical frameworks which reproduce the observations. The Workshop addresses as well the theoretical and experimental search for the leading WDM particle candidate: keV sterile neutrinos.

The New Dark Matter Situation Today: Warm Dark Matter in Agreement with Observations at all scales: small structures, galaxies, large, cosmological and CMB scales.

The CDM crisis, CDM+ baryons crisis and WIMP crisis and their decline.

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2014.html

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/

The Chalonge School Programme of the Year 2014

THE CHALONGE SCHOOL PROGRAMME 2014

23 Years of Activity-Calling for Understanding.

Welcome to the Chalonge School.

A Laboratory of Ideas. Research, Training and Scientific Culture. Science with great intellectual endeavour and a Human Face.

A beacon pioneering and developing research, projects and training.

The Chalonge School offers unvaluable international current research view at the forefront of astrophysics and cosmology, international contacts at the highest level and a careful interdisciplinarity, with both Theory and Observations.

The Programme is open to researchers, post-docs and advanced students of the different disciplines in the field, both theorists, experimentalists and observers. Advanced students, post-docs, young researchers are encouradged to participate.

The Programme includes scientific culture events with the latest and anticipated results and exhibitions.

All the Year 2014 with the topics and dates of the Chalonge Programme Colloquia, Workshops, Open Sessions and meetings are available at:

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2014.html

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr

–The Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2014
“From Large to Small Scale Structures in Agreement with Observations:
CMB, WDM, Galaxies, Black Holes, Neutrinos and Sterile Neutrinos”

URL:http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2014.html

–The Chalonge 18th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2014 “Latest News from the Universe: LambdaWDM, CMB, Warm Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Neutrinos and Sterile Neutrinos”

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2014.html

The Chalonge Medal

The Chalonge Medal is coined exclusively for the Chalonge School by the Hôtel de la Monnaie de Paris (the French Mint).
Only nine Chalonge medals have been awarded by the School in the 21 year school history: Subramanyan CHANDRASEKHAR, Nobel prize of physics. Bruno PONTECORVO. George SMOOT, Nobel prize of physics. Carlos FRENK. Anthony LASENBY. Bernard SADOULET, fellow of the USA Academy of Arts and Science. Peter BIERMANN. John MATHER, Nobel prize of physics. Brian SCHMIDT, Nobel prize of Physics. Gerard GILMORE, Fellow of the UK Royal Society

The Chalonge School Team:

Science Organizers: Norma G. SANCHEZ, Héctor J. DE VEGA, Maria C. FALVELLA, Alba ZANINI,
Marina RAMON MEDRANO, Annalisa PERISSA, and other colleagues …..

Engineering and Technical Support : Djilali ZIDANI, François SEVRE, Nicole LETOURNEUR, Jean-Pierre MICHEL, Sylvain CNUDDE, and other colleagues….

School Courses, Lectures and available Lecturers, Album of Pictures are available at:

URL http://chalonge.obspm.fr

With Compliments and kind Regards

Norma G. SANCHEZ, Hector J. DE VEGA

Chalonge School Autumn Open Session of Scientific Culture 2013

Chalonge School Autumn Open Session of Scientific Culture
Title: “Interdisciplinarity and Latest news of the Universe anticipated”

Thursday 28 November, at the Observatoire de Paris, in the historic Perrault building, will take place the Autumn session of scientific culture of the International Astrophysical School Daniel Chalonge.

This session provides salient findings of the 2013 program and a preview of the program for the year 2014. It is open to all interested parties: specialists and non-specialists, students, mediators and journalists. It brings together researchers from different disciplines and various personalities.

The program:

– The statement of the standard model of the universe: what the data tell us and what they continue to tell: understanding the physics and the direction in which the data are pointing.
– The latest scientific anticipated news of the universe, dark matter, galaxies, black holes, dark energy, sterile neutrinos.
– Linguistic and epistemology in science communication
– Missions in extreme environments
– Science and technology: information, memory, history.
– Daniel Chalonge (1897-1977): from the Observatoire de Paris to the IAP.
– Jean Prouve’ (1901-1984): from Nancy to the Observatoire de Paris and the OHP.
– Man Ray (1890-1976) “at the time of the Observatory”
– Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) at the Jeu de Paume.
– The Blumenfeld family at the Ecole Daniel Chalonge.

Speakers:

Nadia Charbit Blumenfeld (medical doctor, doctor in sciences, grand daughter of Erwin Blumenfeld, Paris) and
Henry Blumenfeld (CEA emerite physicist, son of Erwin Blumenfeld, Gif- sur-Yvette), Hector J. Vega (Director of Research at CNRS -UPMC LPTHE and LERMA , Observatoire de Paris, Paris), Jaime Helios (Linguist, epistemologist, doctor in comparative literature University of Paris-Sorbonne, Paris), Norma G. Sanchez (Director of Research at CNRS, Observatoire de Paris LERMA, director of the International School Daniel Chalonge, Paris), François Sevre (Engineer at the IAP, Paris), Alba Zanini (physicist at the INFN-Turin, Ambassador of the City of Turin for science and culture, Turin)

And others speakers ….

URL: http://www.obspm.fr/interdisciplinarity-and-latest-news-of-the.html

Download the Program:
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2013.html

With compliments and kind regards
Norma G. Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

The Daniel Chalonge Medal 2013

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

The Daniel Chalonge Medal 2013 has been awarded to Professor Gerard F. GILMORE

The International School of Astrophysics Daniel Chalonge has awarded the Daniel Chalonge Medal 2013 to Professor Gerard F. Gilmore from the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge UK and Fellow of the Royal Society, for his relevant results in the study of our galaxy and dwarf galaxies with great scientific impact on the nature of dark matter, a major subject at the center of the Chalonge School programmes. His successful effort in promoting and leading key missions and collaborations is also highlighted. Gerard Gilmore is lecturer from many years in several colloquia of the School and contributes to it with scientific research, projects and formation of physicists and astrophysicists over the world.

The Chalonge medal is a totally surprise award. The medal was presented to Gerard Gilmore on the 26th July 2013 during the open session of the 17th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2013 at the Paris Observatory in the presence of many distinguished scientists and very important personalities. Gerry Gilmore expressed “I can confirm the medal was a totally surprise to me”. We are then all happy the event successfully attained the objective.

The Chalonge Medal is coined exclusively for the Chalonge School by the Hotel de la Monnaie de Paris (the French Mint) and only ten Chalonge medals have been awarded in the 22 year school history:

1991: Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel prize of physics.
1992: Bruno Pontecorvo.
2006: George Smoot, Nobel prize of physics.
2007: Carlos Frenk.
2008: Anthony Lasenby.
2008: Bernard Sadoulet.
2009: Peter Biermann.
2011: John Mather, Nobel prize of physics.
2012: Brian Schmidt, Nobel prize of Physics.
2013: Gerard F. Gilmore, Fellow of the Royal Society

With the Chalonge Medal, the International School of Astrophysics Daniel Chalonge confirms its great appreciation to Professor Gerard Gilmore, his precision study of our galaxy and his contribution to the Chalonge School.

Announcement, full history and photo gallery: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Medal_Chalonge2013.pdf

Gerard Gilmore’s Lecture 2013 http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Paris13_Gilmore.pdf

Photo Gallery http://chalonge.obspm.fr/album2013/index.html

The Chalonge Archives http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Archives_Daniel_Chalonge.html

The Chalonge School http://chalonge.obspm.fr

With compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega

Highlights and Conclusions of the Chalonge 16th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2012

Towards the Chalonge 17th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2013:
Highlights and Conclusions of the Chalonge 16th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2012

Summary:

LWDM (Warm Dark Matter) is progressing impressively. The galactic scale crisis and decline of LCDM+baryons (Cold Dark Matter + baryons) are staggering. The 16th Paris Chalonge Colloquium 2012 combined real cosmological/astrophysical/particle/nuclear data and hard theory predictive approach in the LWDM Standard Cosmological Model. News and reviews from ACT, WMAP, SPT, QUIET, Planck, Herschel, JWST, UFFO, KATRIN and MARE experiments; astrophysics, particle and nuclear physics WDM searches, galactic observations, neutrinos, related theory and simulations, with the aim of synthesis and clarification.

Contents:
Highlights by Peter BIERMANN Carlo BURIGANA, Christopher CONSELICE, Asantha COORAY, Hector dE VEGA, Carlo GIUNTI & Marco LAVEDER, John KORMENDI & K FREEMAN, Ernest MA, John MATHER, Lyman PAGE, Norma SANCHEZ, George SMOOT.
Summary and conclusions by dE VEGA, FALVELLA and SANCHEZ.

Data confirm primordial CMB gaussianity. Effective (Ginsburg-Landau) Inflation theory predicts r about 0.04-0.05, negligeable running of ns, the inflation energy scale (GUT scale) and the set of CMB observables in agreement with the data.
WMAP9 and Planck measurements are compatible with one or two Majorana sterile neutrinos in the eV mass scale.

Cored (non cusped) DM halos and keV WDM are strongly favored by theory and observations, Wimps are strongly disfavoured. LambdaCDM + baryons do not work at small scales. Inside galaxy cores, quantum WDM effects are important.
Quantum WDM calculations (Thomas-Fermi) provide galaxy masses, velocity dispersions and cored profiles and their sizes in agreement with observations.

A WDM fermion of about 2 keV naturally reproduces galaxy, large scale and cosmological observations. WDM keV particles deserve dedicated astronomical and laboratory searches, theoretical work and numerical simulations. KATRIN can be adapted to look to keV scale sterile neutrinos. It will be a fantastic discovery to detect dark matter in a beta decay.

Daniel Chalonge Medal 2012: Brian Schmidt, Nobel Prize in Physics 2011

With compliments and kind regards

International School Daniel Chalonge
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Chalonge School Summer Open Session

Summer open session of Scientific Culture of the International School Daniel Chalonge and award of the Daniel Chalonge Medal 2013

Friday July 26, 2013 at the Observatory of Paris, Perrault building, Cassini Hall, 14:30 to 19:30

Open to experts and non-experts, students, mediators, journalists.

Program:
The Nobel laureate in physics and Chalonge medal George Smoot, the spokesman of the neutrino experiment KATRIN Guido Drexlin, the astronaut and Brigadier General of the French Air Force Michel Tognini, the presentation of the Daniel Chalonge Medal 2013 “a Surprise Award” and many scientists from the world over present at the 17th Symposium of Cosmology Chalonge 2013.

Exhibitions (conceived and composed by N.G. Sanchez, M.C. Falvella, A. Zanini, F Sevre):
22 years of activity of the International School Daniel Chalonge
Archives and instruments Daniel Chalonge
The High Mountain Observatories: past, present, future.

Exhibition of the Observatoire de Paris: Jean-Dominique Cassini, the royal astronomer and the satellite

Date and time:
Friday, July 26, 2013
14:30 to 19:30

Place:
Observatoire de Paris
International School Daniel Chalonge
Perrault building

Entry:
77 avenue Denfert-Rochereau
Paris 14th.

Program and Invitation:
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2013.html

Daniel Chalonge Medal:
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Archives_Daniel_Chalonge.html

International School Daniel Chalonge
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Presentations Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2013 Warm Dark Matter

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge

Online presentations and photo album of the Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2013 Warm Dark Matter Galaxies in Agreement with Observations at the Meudon campus of Observatoire de Paris, CIAS historic Chateau building, 5, 6 and 7 JUNE 2013

Greetings from Paris.
We are pleased to inform you that the presentations by the lecturers during the Chalonge Meudon Warm Dark Matter Workshop 2013 are available on line (in pdf format) in “Programme and Lecturers .pdf ” in the web site of this Workshop:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2013.html
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_CIAS2013.html

Contents:
Astronomical observations of galaxies and their evolution, the evidences for Warm Dark Matter (WDM) , cored profiles and the quantum effects in galaxies, cosmological observations, the last Planck results and their implications for neutrinos, structure formation theory, linear and non linear, WDM numerical simulations,
particle and nuclear physics candidates of keV WDM, sterile neutrinos, neutrino experiments, MARE and KATRIN. The programmes for WDM detection.

Peter BIERMANN, Jacques DELABROUILLE, Hector J. DE VEGA,
Elena FERRI, Ayuki KAMADA, Andrea LAPI,
Thierry LASSERRE, Alessandro MELCHIORRI, Alexander MERLE,
Susanne MERTENS, Sinziana PADUROIU, Brigitte ROCCA-VOLMERANGE,
Paolo SALUCCI, Norma G. SANCHEZ, Aurel SCHNEIDER,
Nicholas STEINBRINK, Ignacio TRUJILLO

The Photo Album of the Workshop capturing moments of the stimulating atmosphere created by all lecturers and participants are posted in the same web site:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2013.html
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/albumCIAS2013/index.html

We thank all again, both lecturers and participants, for having contributed so much to this Workshop and we look forward to seeing you again in the next meetings of this series

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Chalonge School Turin Colloquium “Latest News from the Universe”, Turin, Italy

Highlights and recent results in advanced physics, cosmology and astrophysics research are discussed in an unified scientific framework together with the future perspectives. The spirit of the Colloquium is in keeping with the Chalonge School’s emphasis on astro-fundamental physics, putting together real cosmological and astrophysical data and physical theory predictive approach in the framework of the New Standard Model of the Universe. Recent results in particle physics, neutrino physics and LHC are also presented.

Topics:

From the WMAP9 results to the Planck and LHC results: Scientific lessons and scientific results. Status of the Standard Model of the Universe: inflation theory, warm dark matter and sterile neutrinos, dark energy: the quantum cosmological vacuum. High energy astrophysics and particle physics from Space. Neutrinos. Speakers: Roberto Battiston, Giovanni Bignami, Hector de Vega, Attilio Ferrari, Piero Galeotti, Nadia Pastrone, Norma G. Sanchez, and other lecturers.

Open sessions will also take place in the framework of the Colloquium.
Organized by INFN-Torino, INAF-OATo, Centro Unesco Torino

The Chalonge School 17th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2013 “The New Standard Model of the Universe: Lambda Warm Dark Matter. Theory and Observations”

In the context of the new Warm Dark Matter situation, which implies novelties in the astrophysical, cosmological and keV particle physics context, this 17th Paris Colloquium 2013 is devoted to the New Standard Model of the Universe: LambdaWDM.

Topics include:

Observational and theoretical progress on the nature of dark matter: keV scale warm dark matter. Cored density profiles in agreement with observations. Large and small scale structure formation in agreement with observations at large scales and small (galactic) scales. Warm (keV scale) dark matter from theory and observations. The new quantum mechanical framework to galactic structure. WDM core sizes in agreement with observations. Supermassive Black Holes: Theory and Observations. The clarifing and unifying WDM framework for stars, galaxies and cosmology. Warm (keV scale) dark matter N-body simulations in agreement with observations at large and intermediate scales. Neutrinos in astrophysics and cosmology. The new serious dark matter candidate: Sterile neutrinos at the keV scale. Active neutrinos mass bounds from cosmological data and from high precision beta decay experiments. Dark energy: cosmological constant: the quantum energy of the cosmological vacuum. The analysis of the CMB + LSS + SN data with the effective (Ginsburg-Landau) effective theory of inflation: New Inflation (double well inflaton potential) strongly favored by the CMB + LSS + SN data. The lower bound for the primordial gravitons (non vanishing tensor to scalar ratio r) with the present CMB+LSS+SN data. CMB news and polarization. Forecasts and Planck results and other topics.

Informations on the Colloquium are given at:

http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2013.html

Early registration is strongly encouradged

Informations on the previous Paris Cosmology Colloquia and of the School events are available at

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

(Lecturers, lists of participants, .pdf lecture files, Highlights and Conclusions and photos during the Colloquia).

Looking forward to Welcome you in Paris.

Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2013 Warm Dark Matter Galaxies

Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2013 Warm Dark Matter Galaxies in Agreement with Observations: Formation, Evolution and Supermassive Black Holes

SUMMARY: The Workshop addresses the last and fast progresses made in Warm Dark Matter (WDM) Galaxies in agreement with Observations including the new quantum mechanical framework to galaxy structure reproducing in particular the observed galaxy density cores and their sizes.

Warm Dark Matter solves naturally the serious problems of Cold Dark Matter Galaxies, (CDM + baryons), clarifies and simplifies the present galaxy model situation and agrees with the observations at small as well as large and cosmological scales.

This turning point in the galaxy research and the new unifying WDM framework of stars, galaxies and cosmology will be discussed. The Workshop addresses as well the experimental search and astrophysical constraints for the WDM particle candidate keV sterile neutrino.

In the tradition of the Chalonge School, an effort of clarification and synthesis is made by combining in a conceptual framework, predictive theory, analytical, observational and numerical simulation results.

The Meeting is open to all scientists interested in the subject. Advanced students, post-docs, young scientists are encouradged to participate. The format of the Meeting is intended to allow easy and fruitful mutual contact and communication.

Early Registration is strongly encouraged.

URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2013.html

We look forward to welcome you at Meudon

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Chalonge School Open session Latest news from the Universe, Paris, France

The open session of scientific culture of the International School Daniel Chalonge will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 14h30 to 19h at the Observatoire de Paris. In the presence of the astronaut Michel Ange Tognini, Brigadier General of the Air Force, Commander of the Legion of Honor. This event is open to all interested publics, scientists, post-docs, students and journalists.
PROGRAM:

Hector J. DE VEGA (Director of Research at CNRS, UPMC LPTHE, Paris) “Latest news of the universe, from its origins to the present day.”

Noël Dimarcq (Director of Research at CNRS and Director of the SIRTE Laboratory, Observatoire de Paris) “Measurement and Difussion of time, atoms and talking clock.”

Helios JAIME (Linguist, epistemologist, University of Sorbonne, Paris) “Ideo-semantics and epistemology in scientific culture”

Norma G. SANCHEZ (Research Director at the CNRS, Observatoire de Paris LERMA Laboratory, Director of the International School of Astrophysics Daniel Chalonge) “The latest news from the universe from its origins to the present day and the 2013 program of the Chalonge School”

Francois SEVRE (Engineer at CNRS, IAP Paris) and Norma G. SANCHEZ “Daniel Chalonge Archives and instruments from its origins to the present day”

Michel Ange TOGNINI (Brigadier General of the Army Air Force, Astronaut, Commander of the Legion of Honor, France) “Highlights from my Space Missions”

Alba ZANINI (INFN-Turin University, Turin City Ambassador for Culture Science) “The Chalonge School Programme at Turin in 2013.” and “The Extreme Laboratories from High Mountain to Antarctica”
URL: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2013.html
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

The Chalonge School Programme 2013

THE CHALONGE SCHOOL
22 Years of Activity-Calling for Understanding

Science with great intellectual endeavour and a Human Face

Welcome to the Chalonge School: A Laboratory of Ideas.
Research, Training and Scientific Culture.

A beacon pioneering and developping research, projects and training. The programme offers unvaluable international current research view at the forefront of astrophysics and cosmology, international contacts at the highest level and a careful interdisciplinarity, with both Theory and Observations. The programme is open to researchers, post-docs and advanced students of the different disciplines in the field, both theorists, experimentalists, observers. Advanced students, post-docs, young researchers are encouradged to participate. The programme includes scientific culture events and exhibitions.

The Programme 2013 is available at

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2013.html
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

The Chalonge School Team

Organizers:
Norma G. SANCHEZ, Héctor J. DE VEGA, Maria C. FALVELLA, Alba ZANINI, Marina RAMON MEDRANO, Annalisa PERISSA and other colleagues …..

Technical Support:
Djilali ZIDANI, François SEVRE, Nicole LETOURNEUR, Jean-Pierre MICHEL, Sylvain CNUDDE, Emmanuel VERGNAUD, Jèrome BERTHIER, and other colleagues….

The Chalonge School Medal:

The Chalonge Medal is coined exclusively for the Chalonge School by the Hôtel de la Monnaie de Paris (the French Mint). Only nine Chalonge medals have been awarded in the 21 year school history.

Awarded Daniel Chalonge Medals:

Subramanyan CHANDRASEKHAR, Nobel prize of physics.
Bruno PONTECORVO.
George SMOOT, Nobel prize of physics.
Carlos FRENK.
Anthony LASENBY.
Bernard SADOULET.
Peter BIERMANN.
John MATHER, Nobel prize of physics.
Brian SCHMIDT, Nobel prize of Physics.

School Courses, Lectures and Lecturers, Album of Pictures : http://chalonge.obspm.fr

With compliments and kind regards

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge: The Chalonge Medal 2012

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge

The Daniel Chalonge Medal 2012 has been awarded to Professor Brian SCHMIDT

The International Astrophysics School Daniel Chalonge has awarded the Daniel Chalonge Medal 2012 to Professor Brian P. Schmidt, Nobel Laureate of physics 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the discovery of the present accelerated expansion of the Universe, deeply discussed in the framework of the Chalonge School.

Brian Schmidt was lecturer in several courses of the School, and from the very beginning in the discovery of the acceleration of the Universe, which motivated the realization of very important projects in cosmology and the training and formation of young physicists and astrophysicists over the world.

The medal was presented to Brian Schmidt during the Open Session of the 16th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2012 at the Observatoire de Paris HQ (historic Perrault building) in the Cassini Hall, on the meridian of Paris, which was attended by about hundred participants from the world over, among them four laureates of the Chalonge Medal: John Mather and George Smoot, Nobel laureates of physics, Anthony Lasenby and Peter Biermann.

The Chalonge Medal, coined exclusively for the Chalonge School by the prestigious Hotel de la Monnaie de Paris (the French Mint), is a surprise award and only nine Chalonge medals have been awarded in the 21 year school history.The list of the awarded Chalonge Medals is the following:

1991:Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel prize of physics. 1992: Bruno Pontecorvo. 2006: George Smoot, Nobel prize of physics. 2007: Carlos Frenk. 2008: Anthony Lasenby. 2008: Bernard Sadoulet. 2009: Peter Biermann. 2011: John Mather, Nobel prize of physics. 2012: Brian Schmidt, Nobel prize of Physics.

With the Chalonge Medal, the International School of Astrophysics Daniel Chalonge confirms its great appreciation to Dr. Brian Schmidt and his huge contribution to the construction of the Standard Model of the Universe, at the center of the Chalonge School programmes. This recognizes the outstanding scientific value and impact of the discovery of the dark energy component, compatible with the cosmological constant, which constitutes about three quarters of the content of the Universe.

See the announcement, full history, photo gallery and links at:

http://chalonge.obspm.fr
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Medal_Chalonge2012.pdf
http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Archives_Daniel_Chalonge.html
http://www.planetastronomy.com/special/2012-special/27jul/chalonge-cosmo.htm

With compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez, Hector J.de Vega

Ecole Chalonge chalonge.ecole[at]obspm.fr
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Presentations and Pictures of the Chalonge 16th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2012

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge

The 16th Paris Cosmology Colloquium Chalonge 2012

THE NEW STANDARD MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE: LAMBDA WARM DARK MATTER: THEORY AND OBSERVATIONS
Paris Observatory HQ, historic Perrault building, 25–27 JULY 2012

Greetings from Paris.
We are pleased to inform you that the presentations by the lecturers during the 16th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2012 and its Open Session are available on line (in pdf format) in “Programme and Lecturers .pdf ” in the URL:

http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2012.html
http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_Paris2012.html

CONTENTS:

Peter Biermann (Chalonge Medal), Carlo Burigana, Christopher Conselice, Asantha Cooray, Sudeep Das, Hector de Vega, John Kormendy, Anthony Lasenby (Chalonge Medal), Marco Laveder and Carlo Giunti, Ernest Ma, John Mather (Nobel laureate and Chalonge Medal), Felix Mirabel, Lyman Page, Rafael Rebolo, Norma Sanchez, Brian Schmidt (Nobel laureate and Chalonge Medal), Aldo Serenelli, George Smoot (Nobel laureate and Chalonge Medal), Michel Tognini, Matthew Walker, Ingunn Wehus, Christian Weinheimer.

OPEN SESSION DIFFUSION, PHOTO ALBUMS AND CHALONGE MEDAL 2012 :

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/album2012/index.html
http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/albumopensession2012/index.html
http://www.planetastronomy.com/special/2012-special/27jul/chalonge-cosmo.htm
http://www.grandpublic.obspm.fr/Session-d-ete-de-Culture

We thank all again, both lecturers and participants, for having contributed so much to this Colloquium
and we look forward to seeing you in the next Colloquium of this series of this series

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez, Hector J de Vega

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2012.html
http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge Summer Open Session of Scientific Culture

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge
Summer Open Session of Scientific Culture
Friday 27 July 2012 , Observatoire de Paris, historic Perrault building, Cassini Hall

The summer open session of scientific culture 2012 of the Chalonge School in the framework of the 16th Paris Cosmology Colloquium will host the awarded cosmologists of the Nobel prize of Physics 2006, 2011 and awarded of the Daniel Chalonge Medal, and the ESA astronaut Michel Tognini, Brigadier General in the French Air Force.

The Session will take place on Friday 27 July from 15h45 to 20h in the Cassini Hall, in the historic Perrault building. The welcome will take place in the Great Gallery.

Programme: John Mather, George Smoot, Brian Schmidt, Michel Tognini and the Chalonge Medal Award 2012.

Exhibitions: “21 years of activity of the Chalonge School: The golden days of Astrofundamental physics:”.

“High Mountain Scientific Stations and Observatories: Past, present and future”.

And the Paris Observatory exhibition “From Jean-Dominique Cassini (1625-1712) to the spacecraft Cassini-Huyggens”

http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2012.html

With compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega

http//chalonge.obspm.fr

Presentations of the Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2012: “Warm Dark Matter galaxy formation in agreement with observations”

Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2012

“WARM DARK MATTER GALAXY FORMATION IN AGREEMENT WITH OBSERVATIONS”

at the Meudon campus of Observatoire de Paris, CIAS in the historic Château building, 6, 7 and 8 JUNE 2012
http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2012.html

Greetings from Paris.

We are pleased to inform you that all the presentations by the lecturers during the Chalonge Meudon Warm Dark Matter Workshop 2012 are available on line (in pdf format) in “Programme and Lecturers .pdf ” in the www site of this Workshop
http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/Cias_Meudon2012.html
http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme_CIAS2012.html

Contents:
Nicola C.AMORISCO, Peter BIERMANN, Pier-Stefano CORASANITI, Subinoy DAS, Hector DE VEGA, Elena FERRI, Ayuki KAMADA, Igor D.KARACHENTSEV, Wei LIAO, Marco LOMBARDI, Marc LOVELL, Manolis PAPASTERGIS, Jorge PENARRUBIA, Norma G. SANCHEZ, Patrick VALAGEAS, Casey WATSON, Jesús ZAVALA, He ZHANG .

The Photo Album of the Workshop capturing moments of the stimulating atmosphere created by all lecturers and participants is posted in the same www site: http://www.chalonge.obspm.fr/albumCIAS2012/index.html

We thank all again, both lecturers and participants, for having contributed so much to this Workshop and we look forward to seeing you again in the next meetings of this series

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez , Hector J. de Vega

http://chalonge.obspm.fr

Paris Spring Open Session of Scientific Culture 2012, “The Human and the Universe”

We are pleased to inform you that the presentations by the lecturers during the Open Spring Session of the Chalonge School 10 May 2012 as well as the Photo Album of the meeting capturing moments of the stimulating atmosphere created by all lecturers and participants are available on-line at: http://chalonge.obspm.fr/Programme2012.html

The session gathered together scientists, specialized journalists, students and personalities in a rich intellectual, open and inter-disciplinary prestigious framework. Science with great intellectual endeavor and a human face.

The session included the following panels and highlights:

– The Human and the Universe and the Human in Space. Profession Astronaut.
– High Mountain Observatories: scientific and human world heritage. Challenging Scientific Programmes for Space and results.
– The Chalonge School Scientific Programme 2012.
– From Jean Dominique Cassini (1625-1712) to the spacecraft Cassini-Huygens with a tour of the historic Perrault building and exhibition

We thank all again, both lecturers and participants, for having contributed so much to this session and we look forward to seeing you again in the next event of this series.

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez, Hector J. de Vega
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Highlights and Conclusions of the Chalonge 15th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2011

We are pleased to inform you that the Highlights and Conclusions of the Chalonge 15th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2011 (65 pages, 21 figures) have appeared and are also available (.pdf format) on the web site of the Colloquium http://chalonge.obspm.fr/colloque2011.html

ABSTRACT (Abridged)
The Chalonge 15th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2011 was held on 20-22 July in the historic Paris Observatory’s Perrault building, in the Chalonge School spirit combining real cosmological/astrophysical data and hard theory predictive approach connected to them in the Warm Dark Matter Standard Model of the Universe: News and reviews from Herschel, QUIET, Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), South Pole Telescole (SPT), Planck, PIXIE, the JWST, UFFO, KATRIN and MARE experiments; astrophysics, particle and nuclear physics warm dark matter (DM) searches and galactic observations, related theory and simulations, with the aim of synthesis, progress and clarification.
Philippe Andre, Peter Biermann, Pasquale Blasi, Daniel Boyanovsky, Carlo Burigana, Hector de Vega, Joanna Dunkley, Gerry Gilmore, Alexander Kashlinsky, Alan Kogut, Anthony Lasenby, John Mather, Norma Sanchez, Alexei Smirnov, Sylvaine Turck-Chieze present here their highlights of the Colloquium. Ayuki Kamada and Sinziana Paduroiu present here their poster highlights.

LambdaWDM (Warm Dark Matter) is progressing impressively over LambdaCDM whose galactic scale crisis and decline are staggering. The International School Daniel Chalonge issued an statement of strong support to the James Webb Space Telescope (JSWT). The Daniel Chalonge Medal 2011 was awarded to John C. Mather, Science PI of the JWST. Summary and conclusions are presented by H. J. de Vega, M. C. Falvella and N. G. Sanchez.

Overall, LambdaWDM and keV scale DM particles deserve dedicated astronomical and laboratory experimental searches, theoretical work and simulations. KATRIN experiment in the future could perhaps adapt its set-up to look to keV scale sterile neutrinos. It will be a a fantastic discovery to detect dark matter in a beta decay. Photos of the Colloquium are included. (Abridged)

We thank all again, both lecturers and participants, for having contributed so much to this Colloquium and look forward to seeing you again in a next Meeting of this series.

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G Sanchez, Hector J de Vega

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