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New findings about the consequences of asteroids passing close to the Earth

Will substantial tidal effects have an impact on the asteroid Apophis as it passes within 36,000 km from the Earth and will they allow the asteroid to be seen with the naked eye on April 13, 2029? Yun Zhang and Patrick Michel from the Lagrange laboratory (UCA, OCA, CNRS) have carried out a new campaign of digital simulations of close encounters with asteroid planets represented as agglomerations of rocks held together by their gravity. Compared with previous studies, they have increased the realism of the simulations, in particular as concerns the arrangement of rocks within the asteroid and the contact forces between them as they pass near the planet. Applied to the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 as it passed near Jupiter before the fragments produced from the close encounter collided with the planet in July 1994, their simulations predict a comet density value that is half that of previous estimates.

A wolf counting experiment could lead to new methodologies in artificial intelligence

Gradual restart of activities

On May 11, as announced by the French President, the university will slowly and gradually come out of the lockdown as each person finds a new balance between work and personal obligations.

COVID-19: international survey on the loss of taste and smell

A large number of patients suffering from COVID-19 have experienced a loss of taste and/or smell. More than 500 researchers in 38 countries have formed a Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research to examine this phenomenon. Jérôme Golebiowski, professor at Université Côte d'Azur is coordinating the French group.

Who are the appointed Vice Presidents?

On January 30, the executive board of Université Côte d'Azur approved the list of vice presidents in charge of coordinating the major assignments of the university and of working alongside Jeanick Brisswalter during his term as president.

Six European universities create a transnational alliance for education and research

The goal of the Ulysseus project is to create a European University of the future. This alliance, coordinated by the University of Seville, also integrates the University of Genoa (Italy), Université Côte d'Azur (France), the Management Center Innsbruck (Austria), the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia) and the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Finland).

New findings about the consequences of asteroids passing close to the Earth
A wolf counting experiment could lead to new methodologies in artificial intelligence
Gradual restart of activities
COVID-19: international survey on the loss of taste and smell
Who are the appointed Vice Presidents?
Six European universities create a transnational alliance for education and research