Vignette du laboratoire impmc représentant un microorganisme aquatique unicellulaire

Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC)


The IMPMC is a multidisciplinary institute of physics, earth sciences and biophysics-bioinformatics. From dense media physics to mineralogy, through protein structure prediction, its research teams study the structure of matter, its behavior, its links with microorganisms...

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Antarctica is a hostile territory due to its isolation and extreme climatic conditions, but it is also a place of unique opportunities for research and has been a protected area reserved for scientific exploration since the Madrid Protocol was signed in 1991. This film presents the work of four researchers from various fields who went to Antarctica to conduct their research project: studying animal behaviour, observing the Earth's magnetic fields, collecting and analysing micrometeorites and…

Antarctica, ice laboratory
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FRIPON (Fireball Recovery Interplanetary Observation Network) is a network of hundreds of cameras spread over 22 regions of France. This technical device allows the meteorite flight path and their falling point on the ground to be estimated. Scientists also wanted to create a community including general public in order to save time gathering meteorites after their fall. Volunteers are trained during the astronomy festival of Fleurance (France) ; this exercise will help scientists to focus on…

Fripon's Birth

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