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Olivier Dessibourg

Scientific journalist, physicist, mathematician

A physicist, mathematician and teacher by training, Olivier Dessibourg became a science journalist in 2000, working for diverse media such as: Le Temps (where he founded in 2009 and headed the Science section), Le MondeNewScientistLa Recherche. In 2019, he co-founded the swiss pure-player media, focusing on Science and Health. As President of the Swiss Association of Science Journalism (2012-2019), he chaired the organizing committee of the World Conference of Science Journalists in Lausanne in 2019. Author of books, lecturer, journalism and media training teacher, he is now Director of Science Communication at the GESDA Foundation (Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator) in Geneva, dedicated to science diplomacy.

Public talks 2022

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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Previous editions


Le hasard existe-t-il vraiment?


Gravity, l'attraction universelle


La révolution génomique


Les secrets du soleil


Architecture moléculaire


La révolution quantique


Grandes épidémies: le retour ?


[r]évolution climatique ?


Cellules souches et médecine rgénératrice


Aux Portes du Nano-Monde