Pierre Binétruy

PCCP Director, Director of the endowment fund « Physics of the Universe »

Pierre Binétruy is professor at University Paris Diderot and was the director of the AstroParticle and Cosmology (APC) laboratory in Paris from its creation in 2006 till the end of 2013. After a Ph.D. at CERN, he started his career in LAPP, Annecy before joining University Paris 11 as professor in 1990 and University Paris Diderot in 2003. His main interests have shifted from high energy physics, in particular supersymmetry, to cosmology and gravitation and the connection between the early Universe and theories of fundamental interactions. His present interests include inflation models, dark energy and cosmological background of gravitational waves. He is strongly involved in the eLISA mission on gravitational waves, as well as a member of the Planck and Euclid consortia.

P. Binétruy is a former director of the European research group ”Supersymmetry” (1997-2004), chair of the Fundamental  Physics Advisory Group (2008-2010) and of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap Committee (2009-2010) of ESA; he is a present member of the European Space Science Committee (ESF), the Science Program Committee of the SLAC National Laboratory (Stanford, USA) and the International Evaluation Committee (CVI) of INFN.

Pierre Binétruy taught a course (in French) on gravity in the Mooc Gravité! Du Big Bang aux trous noirs (Gravity! From Big Bang to Black Holes) on the France Université Numérique (FUN) platform. The English version Gravity! is expected in October 2015 on the British platform Futurelearn.

MOOC Gravité! :

What is going on in the field of gravity? For current news and info on the MOOC Gravity! see:

Mooc "Gravity! From Big Bang to Black Holes"

Conferences attended: 


8-12 June: 25th international workshop on Weak Interactions and Neutrinos (WIN2015), Heidelbeg, Germany
Astroparticle theory review

29 June - 4 July: 8th Aegean Summer School on Gravitational Waves: from theory to observation, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
The eLISA mission

6-9 July: Cosmological frontiers in fundamental physics
The power of space detection of gravitational waves

14-23 July: Summer school Alpbach 2015: quantum physics and fundamental physics in space, Tyrol, Austria
Opening lecture

23-29 July: EPS Conference on High Energy Physics 2015, Vienna, Austria
Plenary talk on cosmology theory

30 July - 1 August: Higgs hunting 2015, Orsay, France
Is naturalness pertinent?

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