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Nuit des ondes gravitationnelles

On the 20th March 2017 our French colleagues held a large nation-wide event on gravitational waves: Nuit des ondes gravitationnelles. The event organized by the CNRS and the SFP was taking place in Paris at the Grand Rex, the largest cinema theatre in Europe. More than 2000 people attended the event which was also livecast.

Credit: © N. Lambert / CNRS Images

The night was a very well arranged mix of presentations, discussions and audience participation, and we are proud to have played a small part as well. In preparation for the event people were asked to download our app Pocket Black Hole and get creative with the black hole lensing effect. Photos could be submitted for a competion "dans l’œil du trou noir", and the winning photo, see below, was presented during the event.

Credit: © N. Lambert / CNRS Images

If you want to see more images, videos or comments, try searching for the event hashtag '#NuitDesOG' on twitter, and make sure that you have a look at the amazing event webpage "Nuit des ondes gravitationnelles".

Credit: © N. Lambert / CNRS Images

Andreas, Image credit: © N. Lambert / CNRS Images