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The art
of
Maths


2 ‐ 6 nov 2020


Maths. For some, a stimulating discipline, an exciting mental game, for others, a complex, opaque and difficult world. But whatever our perception or view might be, mathematics is fascinating. As a fundamental discipline at the interface…

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Public talks

Chaos: unpredictable but understandable
Chaos: unpredictable but understandable

2 November 2020 - 18:30

Etienne Ghys

Research Director at CNRS,
Professor at the École normale supérieure in Lyon
Permanent Secretary of the Academy of Science of France

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Disorder, chance and large numbers
Disorder, chance and large numbers

3 November 2020 - 18:30

Laure Saint-Raymond

Professor at the École normale supérieure in Lyon
Bôcher Memorial Prize in 2020

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A mathematical journey From the infinitely small to the infinitely large
A mathematical journey From the infinitely small to the infinitely large

4 November 2020 - 18:30

Martin Hairer

Professor of mathematics at Imperial College London
Fields Medal in 2014

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The music of shapes
The music of shapes

5 November 2020 - 18:30

Alain Connes

Professor at the Collège de France,
at the Institut des hautes études scientifiques at the University of Paris-Saclay
and at Ohio State University, Columbus
Fields medal in 1982

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Mathematics : art or science?
Mathematics : art or science?

6 November 2020 - 18:30

Stanislav Smirnov

Professeur à l’Université de Genève
Médaille Fields en 2010

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OLIVIER DESSIBOURG

Scientific journalist, physicist, mathematician
Director of Science Communication at the Fondation Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator.

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SARAH SERMONDADAZ

Scientific journalist, engineer, and head of the Science section at Heidi.news

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Tribute
Vaughan Jones should have given the closing lecture at the Wright Colloquium on Friday, November 6. He passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020
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Scientific experiments

The University of Geneva brings together several public laboratories called Scienscope. Their ambition is to awaken and cultivate a fascination for science among the population and more particularly among young people.

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Exhibition – Beautiful Maths

Mathematics is often perceived as a dry and obscure discipline. Many remember hours spent trying to decipher incomprehensible symbols or understand abstruse formulas. Yet maths have so much to offer!  Those who embark on their discovery have the opportunity to see that they are not only fascinating and exciting, but also… beautiful.

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Sound and light show

We believed in it until the last minute and we hoped to be able to offer you this show. However, the Federal Council’s announcements on the 28th of October did not allow us to maintain the show.
The whole team deeply regrets it but the priority is obviously to control the pandemic.
We hope to seeing you in 2021 if the health situation allows it.

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Previous editions

2018

Gravity, l'attraction universelle

2016

La révolution génomique

2014

Les secrets du soleil

2012

Architecture moléculaire

2010

La révolution quantique

2008

Grandes épidémies: le retour ?

2006

[r]évolution climatique ?