Paris Institute of Astrophysics

Paris Institute of Astrophysics

 

(Institut d’Astrophysique), a scientific institution of the National Center of Scientific Research of France. Located in Paris, the institute was founded in 1936. It is a center of the theoretical and experimental study of stars. Its chief areas of research are the study of the neighborhoods of stars, including stellar atmospheres, and the study of the solar atmosphere and solar activity. The institute conducts its research in close cooperation with other observatories in France, particularly those at Meudon, Saint-Michel (Haute-Provence), and Pic du Midi.

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Astronomers have been debating the details of atmospheric evaporation for years, and studying HD 189733B is our best opportunity for understanding the process," said Vincent Bourrier, researcher at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics.
The multiwavelength coverage by Hubble and Swift has given us an unprecedented view of the interaction between a flare on an active star and the atmosphere of a giant planet," said lead researcher Alain Lecavelier des Etangs at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics (IAP), part of the French National Scientific Research Center located at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.
He earned his master's in physics from Gaza's Islamic University, a doctorate from the Paris Institute of Astrophysics and, following a brief return to Gaza, was hired by Virginia Tech on a yearlong grant.
Guiderdoni, who also serves as the Director of Research at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, said "once our spiritual nature is recognized, how is it possible for us to bring violence to each other?