The Grand Cascade

The Grand Cascade is a program of the Interstellar Institute. It will take place at the Institut Pascal in Paris-Saclay University from July 12 to July 30, 2021.

The three-week program will bring together experts working on many facets of interstellar science, including large-area surveys, numerical simulations, statistical methods, etc.

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Blakesley Burkhart (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Susan Clark (IAS, Princeton, USA)
  • Joanne Dawson (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
  • Marc-Antoine Miville-DeschĂȘnes (AIM, CNRS, Saclay, France)
  • Claire Murray (Johns Hopkins University & STScI, Baltimore, USA)
  • Gina Panopoulou (Caltech, Pasadena, USA)
  • Joshua Peek (Johns Hopkins University & STScI, Baltimore, USA)
  • Nathalie Ysard (IAS, CNRS, Orsay, France)

Financial support

The Grand Cascade session is funded by the CNRS, the Labex UnivEarthS, the Labex P2IO, and DIM-ACAV+ from Region Ile-de-France.


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