Aurélien Barrau

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Aurélien Barrau

Aurélien Barrau (19 May 1973 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French physicist and philosopher, specialized in astroparticle physics, black holes and cosmology. He works in the CNRS Laboratory for Subatomic Physics and Cosmology (LPSC) and is professor at the Joseph Fourier University (now the Université Grenoble Alpes).

He was awarded the 2006 Bogoliubov Prize in theoretical physics, mostly for his researches about quantum black holes and primordial cosmology, and the 2012 European Thibaud prize in subatomic physics. He is a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF). He was awarded the Joseph Fourier University medal in 2010. He was invited both at the "Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques" (France) and at the "Institute for Advanced Study" (Princeton) as a visitor. He is also PhD in philosophy from Paris-Sorbonne university, and has written a book with Jean-Luc Nancy.

He has obtained new results is quantum cosmology and about the evaporation of quantum black holes.

He is also involved in scientific popularization, collaborates with artists (Olafur Eliasson, Michelangelo Pistoletto) and film makers (Claire Denis). He is also member of the editorial board of literature and poetry journals (Hors-Sol, Diacritik).

He is PhD in philosophy from Sorbonne University.

Books (in French)[edit]

  • Forme et Origine de l'Univers, Paris, Dunod, 2010
  • Multivers, Paris, La Ville Brûle, 2010
  • Relativité Générale, Paris, Dunod, 2011 (with J. Grain)
  • Dans quels mondes vivons nous ?, Paris, Galilée, 2011 (with J.-L. Nancy)
  • Variations sur un même ciel, Paris, La Ville Brûle, 2010 (J.-P. Uzan et al.)
  • Big Bang et au-delà, Paris, Dunod, 2012
  • Des univers multiples, Paris, Dunod, 2014
  • De la vérité dans les sciences, Paris, Dunod, 2015
  • Au coeur des trous noirs, Paris, Dunod, 2017
  • L'Animal est-il un homme comme les autres, Paris, Dunod, 2018

Books (in English)[edit]

  • What's These Worlds Coming To?, with J.-L. Nancy, Fordham University Press, 2014

External links and sources in english[edit]