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2022 Lectures

7 - 11 nov 18h30 - Uni Dufour

Already in Greek antiquity, but probably elsewhere and at other times, humans wondered to what extent it was possible to break down objects, natural or not, into their primordial elements. One of these decompositions proposed that earth, water, fire and air were the four elements of which everything is constructed, but a fifth element seemed necessary to complete the picture... Read more
How rock weathering sets Earth’s thermostat
Professor Friedhelm von Blanckenburg
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam

7 November 2022 - 18h30

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Volcanoes, their eruption and risk management
Professor Steve Sparks
University of Bristol, UK

8 November 2022 - 18h30

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The turbulent ocean: technological frontiers, new paradigms, and the emerging Arctic
Professor Ilker Fer
Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway

9 November 2022 - 18h30

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Tiny critters, huge impacts: Ocean microbes, climate, and health
Prof. Kimberly A. Prather
Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

10 November 2022 - 18h30

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How can we know anything about the origin of life?
Professor Nick Lane
University College London

11 November 2022 - 18h30

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Lectures moderation
Olivier Dessibourg
Scientific journalist, physicist, mathematician

 

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Younger public

9 NOV 2022

As in every edition, youth are honored on Wednesday. An informal meeting is planned during the day between pupils and the speakers of the Colloquium, encouraging a privileged interaction.

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Sound and light show

30 OCT – 20 NOV - Museum of Art and History

Les cinq éléments au MAH

Every evening 18:30, 19:30, 20:30
Front of the Museum of Art and History, rue Charles-Galland 2

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Previous editions

2021

Le hasard existe-t-il vraiment?

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 ?

2004

Cellules souches et médecine rgénératrice

2002

Aux Portes du Nano-Monde