Tribute to six personalities, members of the Academy of Sciences – Observatoire de Paris

From left to right: Jacques Blamont, Roger Carell, Georges Cortés, Jean-Claude Pecker, Michel Petit and Lodwijk Voltzer.

© Anucht Kamsongmuang GEPI, Paris-PSL Observatory, Collge de France

These six personalities marked the second half of the 20th century with their action.And century, contributed to the renaissance of astronomy and the birth of space exploration:

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  • Jacques Blamont,
  • Roger Carell, astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory
  • Georges Courts,
  • Michael Smalls,
  • Jean-Claude Pecker, astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory
  • Loadwijk Voltzer.

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During this “Astronomy and Space” session, the Academy and its cosmology section wish to pay tribute to six personalities, French or foreign members of the Academy, who have died in the past three years. Jacques Blemont, Roger Carell, Georges Cortés, Michel Petit, Jean-Claude Pecker, Lodwijk Voltzer marked the second half of the 20th century with their action.And century, contributed to the renaissance of astronomy after 1945 and the birth of space exploration.

His discoveries and his vision of the future, turned to Europe and the world, have placed French research among the best. They gave it the theoretical tools, the means of observation, the teams that are models for the projects of today and tomorrow. Seeing a large number of youths being welcomed, he prepared those who took the command.

The session is opened by Katherine Csersky, painting a quick picture of the extraordinary contributions this fifties have made by our deceased colleagues by exploring the Earth’s atmosphere, the Solar System, finally the Universe.

Subsequent testimony is handed down to two people who were close to him. They highlight the figures of personalities who have marked our academy and our country so much. Acclaimed include Paris Observatory – PSL members James Lequeux, Nicole Capitaine and Pierre Lena.

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