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The art of Maths


2 ‐ 6 nov 2020

Uni Dufour


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 are free and  on registration here.
They take place at Uni Dufour and are also live streamed on this page.

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 (obtained for research conducted at UNIGE)

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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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Younger public

Wednesday 4 November

Young people will have the opportunity to meet the colloquium speakers, all internationally renowned scientists, in an informal gathering….

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Sound and light show

28 oct – 22 NOV 2020
Parc des bastions
18H . 19H . 20H30 (20 MIN PERFORMANCES)

As is now traditional, a sound and light show in the Parc des Bastions will accompany this year’s Wright Colloquium. Each evening…

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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 ?