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An unprecedented evening at the French Institute of Qatar to discover the secrets of the universe!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7 pm
at the French Institute in Qatar

a conference presented by Dr. Zlatan I. Tsvetanov,
researcher at QEERI (Qatar Foundation).


Dr. Zlatan Tsvetanov , a researcher at the Qatar Foundation (QEERI – https://www.qeeri.org.qa/), will treat us with a conference on astronomy, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7pm, at the Institut Français du Qatar, accessible to all, far from mathematical and physical details.

Are there other planets outside the solar system? Are we alone in the Universe? Are there other “Earths”? Can we travel to these new “Earths”? How?

So many questions that have always fascinated humanity and which Men have been trying to answer for millennia.

Research in Astronomy has drastically changed after the discovery of the first planet in 1995 around another star than the Sun.

Since the end of the last century, efforts have been made to discover new “Earths” in order to provide answers to these questions.

After a historical introduction on the quest for new Earths, Zlatan Tsvetanov will present the different techniques of detection of these new planets and conclude on the current discoveries and the research carried out in Qatar.


This conference will be followed, subject to favorable climatic conditions, by

an evening of observation in the desert
on Friday, March, 31st

To participate please subscribe to ifqdoha@gmail.com
(limited to 25 participants)




About Dr. Zlatan Tsvetanov

Senior Scientist – Qatar Exoplanet Survey project, Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute

Prior to joining QES he has hold positions as a Research Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and for several years he served as Program Scientist at the Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters where he managed the R&A program on extra-solar planets, and the scientific development of major exoplanet missions.

Dr. Tsvetanov has a very active research career in both ground- and space based observational astronomy. He is a member of the science team of the Advanced Camera for Surveys on Hubble Space Telescope, and has extensive experience with research projects carried at a number of major ground-based observatories.

His area of expertise and interests include active galactic nuclei and their central black holes, high redshift quasars, brown dwarfs and most recently extrasolar planets.

Dr. Tsvetanov has a bachelor degree from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and a doctorate from Moscow State University, Russia.