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Attempting to challenge the equivalence principle
Launched in 2016, the MICROSCOPE satellite has confirmed with unprecedented precision the equivalence principle, which lies at the heart of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Two...
French research at the heart of the Quantum Plan
The new Quantum Plan announced by President Emmanuel Macron on 21 January 2021 will provide a framework for France's industrial and research forces to make the country a key player in quantum...
The Cold that Comes from Light
Cooling atoms may seem like a strange idea, especially when lasers are used for that purpose. CNRS News revisits science’s best find for measuring time with accuracy, confirming fundamental physical...
Within the Kingdom of Lights
The Kastler-Brossel Laboratory is a ‘factory’ for Nobel Laureates, with more than its fair share of physicists well known for monumental discoveries. Following in the footsteps of Alfred Kastler,...
How Many Sexes Are There?
The Legacy of World War I
The Machine that Selected the Citizens of Athens
20 science pictures to catch your eye
"Memory is a cardinal value of modern democratic societies"
Science fiction throws light on the present