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Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. The University has seven faculties: Law, Archeaology, Social Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Governance & Global Affairs, spread over campuses in both Leiden and The Hague. Our motto is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom.

Leiden University harbors pioneering research and teaching based on a wide diversity of academic disciplines. The university has excellent research facilities and renowned collections, and a strong and intricate knowledge infrastructure. Over 33,000 students and almost 8,000 staff members form an open, active and engaged University community, with a deep-rooted academic freedom and an intrinsic international orientation. They are driven by the desire to know, understand, interpret and create. They work together to answer the questions of today and keep an eye to the questions of tomorrow.

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Un voyageur passe la tête sous le bord du firmament dans l’impression originale (1888) de la gravure sur bois de Flammarion.

Grâce au télescope Euclid, comprendre la matière et l’énergie noires

Quand Henk Hoekstra a commencé son doctorat, les turbulences atmosphériques et les imperfections optiques empêchaient d’observer avec précision la matière noire. Aujourd’hui, Euclid change la donne.
Um viajante coloca sua cabeça sobre a borda do firmamento na impressão original (1888) de uma xilogravura do astrônomo francês Camille Flammarion (1842-1925): com sua nitidez e campo de visão, o telescópio espacial Euclid vai permitir mapear a evolução da distribuição de matéria no Universo. Reprodução

Telescópio espacial Euclid: cientista conta a saga para entender a natureza da matéria e da energia escura

Na época em que Henk Hoekstra iniciou seu doutorado, a turbulência da atmosfera e imperfeições óticas impediam observar com precisão a matéria escura. O Euclid é um divisor de águas nisso

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