AUTHORS

SERGE ABITEBOUL
IT Researcher

INRIA - PARIS, ENS - PARIS

Serge Abiteboul is an IT researcher at Inria and ENS Paris, a blogger at binaire.blog.lemonde.fr and a member of the French Academy of Sciences.
> [EN] Cyberspace is Here, and Nowhere Else
> [FR] Le cyberespace, c'est ici et nulle part ailleurs
> [EN] Memory in a digital box
> [FR] La boîte à chaussures, dépositaire de notre mémoire
SAMUEL ALIZON
Evolutionary Biologist

CNRS / MIVEGEC - MONTPELLIER

CNRS director of research at the Mivegec laboratory in Montpellier, Samuel Alizon uses mathematical modelling to study ecology and the evolution of infectious diseases, especially human parasites such as HIV or the papillomaviruses.
> [EN] Are Humans Still Evolving in Response to Epidemics?
> [FR] Évoluons-nous encore en réponse aux épidémies ?
 
MARIANA ALONSO
Neuroscientist

INSTITUT PASTEUR - PARIS

Mariana Alonso is a neuroscientist at the Laboratory of Perception and Memory at Institut Pasteur. Her work looks into neurogenesis and brain plasticity in adults, the neuronal bases of smell linked to behaviour and the relationships between the microbiota, immunity and the brain.
> [EN] Fighting Chronic Pain
> [FR] Combattre la douleur chronique
> [EN] Why Breathing Reduces Stress
> [FR] Pourquoi bien respirer atténue le stress
> [EN] The Brain Manufactures Neurons On Demand
> [FR] Le cerveau fabrique des neurones à la demande
> [EN] How the Brain Controls our Desire to Eat
> [FR] Comment le cerveau gouverne nos pulsions alimentaires
GÉRARD BERRY
Computer Scientist

COLLÈGE DE FRANCE  - PARIS

Gérard Berry is a professor at the Collège de France, member of the french Academy of Sciences and CNRS gold medal in 2014.
> [EN] A New Type of Computer Attack
> [FR] Des attaques informatiques d'un nouveau type
> [EN] Photography and Algorithms
> [FR] La photo au royaume des algorithmes
> [EN] Homage to Maurice Nivat, Pioneer in Theoretical IT
> [FR] Hommage à Maurice Nivat, pionnier de l'informatique théorique
> [EN] The Fine Art of Eradicating Computer Bugs
> [FR] L'art et la manière d'éradiquer les bugs informatiques
MARIE DEGREMONT
Political Scientist
INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL STUDIES - PARIS
Marie Dégremont is an associate research scientist at the Centre for Organisational Sociology in the Institute for Political Studies in Paris.
HUGO DELILE
Geoarcheologist

ARCHEORIENT LABORATORY - LYON

Hugo focuses his research on the development of metal paleo-pollution in ancient harbour basins, the reconstruction of coastal and river delta paleo-environments in these sites in the Mediterranean and the hydroclimatic variability and the impact of human activities over a long period of time.
> [EN] Lead, Testimony to the Eruption of Vesuvius
> [FR] Le plomb, témoin des retombées de l'éruption du Vésuve
PIERRE DELPLACE
Physicist

PHYSICS LABORATORY, ENS LYON

Pierre Delplace is a theoretical physicist, working on the topological properties of electrons in solids and their analogues in superficial systems.
> [EN] The Resistance of Insulators
> [FR] Les isolants font de la résistance
LAURENCE DEVILLERS
Computer Scientist

ARCHEORIENT LABORATORY - LYONPARIS-SORBONNE UNIVERSITY - CNRS IT LABORATORY FOR MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 

Laurence Devillers is a  professor at Paris-Sorbonne University and a research scientist at the CNRS IT Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, where she leads the research team on Affective and Social Dimensions in Spoken Interactions. Her research deals mainly with the human-machine interaction, the detection of emotions, “chatbots” and affective and social robotics. She is a member of the Allistene Commission on Research Ethics in Digital Science and Technology (Cerna). She contributed to the France Intelligence Artificielle report in March 2017.
> [EN] My Assistant, the Robot
> [FR] Mon assistant le robot
GAËL DURAND
Glaciologist

INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES OF THE ENVIRONMENT - GRENOBLE

Gaël Durand is CNRS research fellow and are studying modelling of glacial flows at the Institute of Geosciences of the Environment in Grenoble.

> [EN] The Uncertain Future of the Antarctic
> [FR] L'avenir incertain de l'Antarctique

JOËLLE FOREST

Doctor in Production Economics

INSA - LYON

Joëlle is a university lecturer at INSA Lyon, where she teaches innovation. She is scientific head of the Gaston Berger Institute’s “Ingenious Engineers Chair” program, funded by Saint-Gobain.

> [EN] Creating a Culture of Innovation

> [FR] Créer une culture d'innovation

> [EN] “Conscientious” innovation

> [FR] Innover« en conscience »

> [EN] The World We Want to Build

> [FR] Réfléchir au monde que nous voulons construire

> [EN] There is No Lone Genius

> [FR] Il n'y a pas de génie solitaire

> [EN] Thinking Differently About Innovation

> [FR] Penser l'innovation autrement

> [EN] Research and Innovation: A Relationship for Review

> [FR] Recherche et innovation : des relations à revoir

OLIVIER GAGLIARDINI
Glaciologist

INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES OF THE ENVIRONMENT - GRENOBLE

Olivier Gagliardini is professor at Grenoble Alpes University and are studying modelling of glacial flows at the Institute of Geosciences of the Environment in Grenoble.
> [EN] The Uncertain Future of the Antarctic
> [FR] L'avenir incertain de l'Antarctique

JEAN-GABRIEL GANASCIA

Artificial intelligence researcher

PIERRE-ET-MARIE-CURIE UNIVERSITY - PARIS

Jean-Gabriel is  a professor of IT at the Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University (Paris 6). He chairs the CNRS ethical committee (Comets).

> [EN] Polite Reply to Collective Mail

> [FR] Répondre avec civilité à un courriel collectif

> [EN] The Science between Trust and Mistrust

> [FR] La science entre défiance et confiance

> [EN] Funding Research by Project

> [FR] Financement de la recherche par projets : attention aux dérives

> [EN] The Tricky Question of Conflicts of Interest in Research 

> [FR] L'épineuse question des conflits d'intérêts dans la recherche

> [EN] Controversial Software Attempts to Read Homosexuality on Faces 

> [FR] Le logiciel contestable qui vise à lire l'homosexualité sur les visages

> [EN] Difficult Truth in the Post-Truth Era

> [FR] Difficile vérité à l'heure de la post-vérité

EVA-MARIA GEIGL
Geneticist

INSTITUT JACQUES MONOD - PARIS

Thierry Grange and Eva-Maria Geigl, CNRS research directors, jointly manage the Epigenome and Paleogenome team at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris. They are studying the evolution of genomes, the hereditary material of living organisms, by analysing the DNA preserved in ancient biological remains.
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> [EN] Domestication Enabled Cats to Rule the World
> [FR] Grâce à la domestication, le chat a gagné le monde
FABIEN GIERSKI

Neuropsychologist

REIMS CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE UNIVERSITY

University lecturer in neuropsychology, Fabien Gierski works in the Cognition Health and Socialisation Laboratory at Reims Champagne-Ardenne University. He is an expert in studying the factors of human vulnerability to addictive behaviours. His approach combines the techniques of cognitive and personality exploration with brain imaging. He is a member of the French network of alcoholism research.

> [EN] Binge dringking impairs memory

> [FR] Avec la biture express, la mémoire est en détresse

FABIEN GILLET-CHAULET
Glaciologist

INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCES OF THE ENVIRONMENT - GRENOBLE

Fabien Gillet-Chaulet is CNRS research fellow and are studying modelling of glacial flows at the Institute of Geosciences of the Environment in Grenoble.

> [EN] The Uncertain Future of the Antarctic
> [FR] L'avenir incertain de l'Antarctique
 
THIERRY GRANGE
Geneticist

INSTITUT JACQUES MONOD - PARIS

Thierry Grange and Eva-Maria Geigl, CNRS research directors, jointly manage the Epigenome and Paleogenome team at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris. They are studying the evolution of genomes, the hereditary material of living organisms, by analysing the DNA preserved in ancient biological remains.
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> [EN] Domestication Enabled Cats to Rule the World
> [FR] Grâce à la domestication, le chat a gagné le monde 
 
THOMAS HARTUNG
Medical Doctor and Toxicologist

JOHNS-HOPKINS UNIVERSITY - BALTIMORE

Thomas Hartung is a medical doctor and tocigologist at Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns-Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA). Former head of the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (2002-2008), Thomas Hartung’s work focuses on the development of new assessment approaches in toxicity testing, based on genomics.
> [EN] Predicting the toxicity of drugs without animal testing
> [FR] Prédire la toxicité des médicaments sans tests sur les animaux
PIERRE KERVELLA
Astrophysicist

OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS (LESIA)

Pierre Kervella is an astronomer at Paris Observatory (Lesia).
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> [EN] Proxima Centauri, a Trinary Star System
> [FR] Proxima du Centaure, astre d'un système à trois étoiles
PHILIPPE LANGELLA

Biologist

INRA MICALIS INSTITUTE - PARIS-SACLAY UNIVERSITY

Philippe Langella is head of the laboratory for interactions between commensal bacteria and probiotics with their host, at the INRA Micalis Institute.

> [EN] Could Our Gut Be the Source of a New Generation of Drugs?

> [FR] Nos intestins, source d'une nouvelle génération de médicaments ?

VALENTIN LECHEVAL

Ethologist

Valentin Lecheval is a post-doctoral student.

> [EN] The Dance Performance of Fish schools

> [FR] La danse organisée des bancs de poissons

DENNIS LO
Doctor, professor of chemical pathology

LI KA SHING INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY HONG KONG

Dennis Lo is a doctor and a professor of chemical pathology at Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China. He is one of the pioneers of a revolutionary new method of non-invasive prenatal diagnostics.

> [EN] Breaking Down the Walls of Non-invasive Genetic Testing Using Floating DNA in Blood
> [FR] Dépistage prénatal : la promesse de l'ADN circulant
CHRISTOPHE LOVIS
Astrophysicist

OBSERVATOIRE DE GENÈVE

Christophe Lovis is a teacher and researcher at Geneva Observatory.
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> [EN] Proxima Centauri, a Trinary Star System
> [FR] Proxima du Centaure, astre d'un système à trois étoiles
JEAN-PIERRE LUMINET

Astrophysicist

LABORATORY FOR THE UNIVERSE AND THEORY AT THE PARIS OBSERVATORY

Director of Research at the CNRS, Jean-Pierre Luminet specialises in black holes and cosmology. He conducts his research between the Laboratory for the Universe and Theory at the Paris Observatory in Meudon and the Laboratory of Astrophysics in Marseille.

> [EN] From Numerical Simulation to the First Telescopic Image

> [FR] De la simulation numérique à la première image

> [EN] Ulugh Beg, Prince of Stars

> [FR] Ulugh Beg, prince des étoiles

JEAN-FRANCOIS LUTZ

Chemist

INSTITUT CHARLES SADRON - STRASBOURG

A pioneer in the field of controlled-sequence synthetic polymers, Jean-François Lutz is CNRS Director of Research at Strasbourg’s Institut Charles Sadron. His work has won many awards, namely from the European Research Council (ERC). Since 2015, the Thomson Reuters agency has listed him as one of the world’s most influential scientists.

> [EN] Binary Plastics: The Future of Digital Memory?

> [FR] Plastiques binaires : l'avenir de la mémoire numérique ?

ROGER MANSUY

Mathematician

LOUIS LEGRAND SECONDARY SCHOOL - PARIS

Roger is a teacher at the Louis-le-Grand secondary school in Paris and is a member of the French Committee for Maths Teaching (CFEM). Every month, he explains a mathematical issue in a public talk.

> [EN] The Maximum Size of Disorder

> [FR] La taille maximale du désordre

> [EN] Boss-Free Decisions

> [FR] Décider sans chef

> [EN] Mathematician To A Tee

> [FR] Mathématicien jusqu'au bout des oreilles

> [EN] Prime Numbers Respect Parity

> [FR] Les nombres premiers respectent la parité

> [EN] Statistics Win Points in Basketball

> [FR] Les statistiques marquent des points au basket

> [EN] A Little Layout Problem

> [FR] Petit problème d'aménagement intérieur

> [EN] When Reality Catches up with Fiction

> [FR] Quand la réalité rattrape la fiction

> [EN] Juggling Notation

> [FR] Le solfège de la jonglerie

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MICKAËL NAASSILA

Neurobiologist

EUROPEAN PROJECT ALCOBINGE

Mickaël Naassila is a professor of physiology and has been researching alcohol addiction for twenty years. His expertise focuses on studying the neurobiological bases for addiction and searching for new treatments. He coordinated the European project AlcoBinge which aims at studying the impact of binge drinking on the brain. He is president of the French Society of Alcoholism and directs the French Network of Alcoholism Research.

> [EN] Binge dringking impairs memory

> [FR] Avec la biture express, la mémoire est en détresse

VALERIA NICOLOSI

Chemist

SCHOOL OF PHYSICS, TRINITY COLLEGE - DUBLIN 

In 2012, Valeria Nicolosi became an ERC Research Professor at the School of Chemistry and at the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. She is a leading international expert in the creation of adaptive nanostructures and nanodevices.

> [EN] Nanomaterials to power our world

> [FR] Stocker de l'énergie grâce à une encre innovante

BARBARA NOZIERE

Physical Chemist

LYON INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH INTO CATALYSIS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Barbara Nozière studies the reactions, physics and chemistry of organic compounds in the atmosphere, from basic aspects to measurements in the field. A CNRS research fellow, she works at the Lyon Institute for Research into Catalysis and the Environment (IRCELYON), where she leads a Franco-American project on cloud formation, the main agents in atmospheric cooling.

> [EN] The Art of Making Clouds

> [FR] L'art de faire naître les nuages

ADRIEN PEYRACHE

Neuroscientist

McGILL UNIVERSITY - CANADA

Adrien heads at McGill University in Canada a research laboratory devoted to studying the neuronal processes involved in spatial navigation and memory.

> [EN] Learning Doped on the Unexpected

> [FR] L'inattendu dope nos apprentissages

> [EN] Our Not-So-Secret Thoughts

> [FR] Nos pensées pas si secrètes

> [EN] How Do We Make Decisions?

> [FR] Comment prend-on une décision ?

> [EN] The Retina, a (Very Smart) Camera

> [FR] La rétine, une caméra très intelligente

OLIVIER PIERREFICHE

Neurobiologist

SAF FRANCE

Professor in neurosciences and having researched alcohol addiction for fifteen years, Olivier Pierrefiche is conducting work on rats to better understand the effects of alcohol on the electrical activity of neurons during brain maturation: from the womb to adolescence. He is a member of the board of the association SAF France, for the prevention of foetal alcohol syndrome.

> [EN] Binge dringking impairs memory

> [FR] Avec la biture express, la mémoire est en détresse

CLÉMENT SIRE

Physicist

CNRS

Clément Sire is a physicist and CNRS research director at the laboratory of theoretical physics in Toulouse.

> [EN] The Dance Performance of Fish schools

> [FR] La danse organisée des bancs de poissons

CHRISTINA SMOLKE

Bioengineer

SAF FRANCE

Christina Smolke is the head of the bioengineering lab at Stanford University, where she teaches bioengineering and chemical engineering. She is also the CEO and president of Antheia, a company specialising in synthetic biology, informatics and fermentation technology.

> [EN] Brewing Medicines

> [FR] La levure gonfle la production de médicaments

GUY THERAULAZ

Ethologist

CNRS

Guy Theraulaz is research director at the CNRS.

> [EN] The Dance Performance of Fish schools

> [FR] La danse organisée des bancs de poissons

FREDERIC THEVENIN
Astrophysicist

OBSERVATOIRE DE LA CÔTE D'AZUR - NICE

Frédéric Thévenin is CNRS director of research at Côte d’Azur Observatory in Nice.
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> [EN] Proxima Centauri, a Trinary Star System
> [FR] Proxima du Centaure, astre d'un système à trois étoiles

JEAN-PIERRE VERT

Bioinformatician

ECOLE  NORMALE SUPERIEURE - MINES PARISTECH - INSTITUT CURIE - PARIS

Jean-Philippe Vert is a bioinformatician and professor in the mathematics and applications department of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Director of Research at Mines ParisTech where he leads the bioinformatics centre, and is head of a team working on modelling cancer at Institut Curie Paris.

> [EN] Algorithms Reveal DNA

> [FR] Quand les algorithmes font parler l'ADN

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