to the Web page of Trinh Xuan Thuan, an astrophysicist and professor
Astronomy at the University
of Virginia, Charlottesville. Born in Vietnam and educated
in French high schools, Thuan is the author of many popular books,
written originally in French and later translated into English,
on the Universe and the philosophical questions it raises. Beside
teaching and doing research at the University Virginia, Thuan is
a also a frequent visitor to French astrophysical institutions such
as the Institute of
Astrophysics in Paris
will discover on this site the latest news on his various activities,
on his writings, his interviews, and his invited talks.
XUAN THUAN RECEIVED IN NOVEMBER 2007 THE
GRAND PRIZE MORON 2007 FROM THE FRENCH ACADEMY FOR
HIS LATEST BOOK :
"The Ways of light: physics and metaphysics
of light and darkness published by Fayard in Paris (2007)."
Thuan takes part in a documentary film: "The harmony of
the world" on Johannes Kepler, broadcasted on Tuesday
December 18 on the French television station France 2 at 9:55
Interview of Trinh Xuan Thuan for the Grand Prize Moron 2007 awarded
by the French Academy on the Canal Academie site
Moron Grand Prize 2007 has been awarded to Thuan at a plenary session
of the French Academie on November 29 at 15h.
book of Trinh Xuan Thuan, published by Plon, Paris (2009),
"Dictionnary of the Lover of the Sky and Stars.
Please click on the image for more details about the book (in french).
here to access to media, radio and TV infos about the book, on the
index page in French.
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