18 June 2022: Conference on Asteroids

Place: Lycée Vauban, Jeanne Moreau Amphithéâtre, 3 Rue Albert Einstein, 1484 Luxembourg

Date and time: Tuesday, June 28 at 14.00

Lycée Vauban, the French high school in Luxembourg, welcomed Dr. Patrick Michel for the conference ‘”When reality exceeds fiction: a real test of asteroid deflection to protect us from the risk of impact!”. The conference took place on June 28, at the Lycée Vauban at 14:00. The speaker, Dr. Patrick Michel, is a planetary scientist, Research director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and leader of the team TOP (Theories and Observations in Planetology) of the Lagrange Laboratory at the Côte d’Azur Observatory.

Dr. Patrick Michel is a specialist of the physical properties and the collisional and dynamical evolution of asteroids as well as the author or co-author of more than 90 publications in international peer-review journals, including the cover of both Nature and Science. He serves as Co-Investigator of the two asteroid sample return missions, NASA’s New Frontiers OSIRIS-Rex and JAXA’s Hayabusa2, and as Principal Investigator of the Hera Mission project during its study at ESA.

UNIVERSEH together with Asteroid Day supported the organisation of the conference.

This inspiring conference was a real success with the students and the public.