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Astronomy in Expansion

An Interview with Françoise Combes

Thanks to new scientific instruments and the globalisation of research, astronomy is currently an expanding science. F. Combes explains the directions she is taking with her research into our Universe, about which we still have so much left to discover.

Françoise Combes is an astronomer at the Paris Observatory and a member of the Academy of Sciences. She specialises in the formation and dynamics of galaxies in a cosmological context, which she observes and simulates digitally in order to test the various models of Universes, and even more specifically to understand the mysterious nature of dark matter.

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Florent Guénard, « Astronomy in Expansion. An Interview with Françoise Combes », Books and Ideas , 22 May 2014. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL :

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