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OLIVIER DESSIBOURG

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

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 Monde, NewScientist, La Recherche. In 2019, he co-founded the swiss pure-player media Heidi.news, 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.

Due to the health situation:

  • Face mask is mandatory in university buildings and for the duration of the event.
  • Dispensers of hydroalcoholic solution are available at the entrance.
  • The cleanliness of the premises is ensured in accordance with the UNIGE protection plan.

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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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 ?