Rendez-vous du CNRS: "Planet Mars: The Story of Another World"
On June 6, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in partnership with the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France, hosted a conference by Professor Dr. Francois Forget entitled "Planet Mars: The Story of Another World.” The event, which is part of the "Rendez-Vous du CNRS" series, took place at the Maison Française of the Embassy of France in Washington.
Dr. Francois Forget is Director of Research at the CNRS, and the Head of the Solar System Department at the Institute Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL- France). His research is devoted to the exploration of planet Mars and the investigation of planetary atmospheres. His book "Planet Mars: Story of Another World" was translated in English, Japanese and Dutch.
- Dr. Francois Forget
Dr. Forget’s conference demonstrated that like the Earth, Mars is a world. A complex and vast world with a long history marked by multiple events. Little by little, this history is revealed by NASA and ESA spacecrafts sent to the red planet.
Through several stories about the turns and adventures of the exploration of planet Mars and on the resulting scientific investigations, Dr. Forget tried to answer exciting questions such as: why has Mars evolved differently than the Earth? What do its riverbeds, deltas and glaciers tell us about its past? And the classic: is there life on mars?
Listen to the full conference here.
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