Every year, Ecole Polytechnique participates in this national event. It is also celebrating this year its 225 years of existence.
It has opened its doors to the general public to give it the opportunity to meet researchers, doctoral students, students and students. About twenty stands, each was able to exchange with them on their work and scientific advances in the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, microscopy, physics, energy, ecology …
A laboratory director impressed visitors with a revolutionary and particularly ingenious sundial: a digital 3D printing sundial!
Researchers and professors talked about scientific news and presented important concepts at conferences.
Gérard Mourou, Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 presented his research on lasers.
It has been learned that chemists tackle major environmental issues such as the scarcity of strategic resources and the recovery of polluting waste.
Daniel Suchet has “done science with Starwars”. What is the Force? What about the lightsaber? Science fiction to illustrate the scientific process.
Tahar Amari made us discover “the weather of space”. The activity of the sun, mainly solar flares, influences the climate. Thus, the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, was especially cold because of a deficit in sunspots. It was Louis XIV who created the Paris Observatory, paving the way for reliable observations.
Global warming is not just due to human activity. It contributes, however, to a large extent.
Finally, visits to laboratories – the X research center has 23, in partnership with the CNRS – have made it possible to discover the world of the researcher. The LPICM, Laboratory of Interfaces and Thin Film Physics, equipped with impressive repository reactors, manufactures especially new generation electronic components for the conversion and storage of solar energy – useful for photovoltaic sensors – as well as for biomedical imaging. The Gustave Roussy hospital has been able to develop a device that detects cancer of the uterus.
The Science Fair 2019 took place from October 5th to 13th in France.
It will take place from 9 to 17 November overseas and internationally.
Thousands of free events open to everyone!
Created in 1991, the Fête de la Science is organized every year by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to enable everyone to discover the world of science and meet the women and men who do the science of today.
The most anticipated event of the year in terms of design and brand “BONJOUR BRAND” was held at the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris on October 1 before politicians, 10 Chinese celebrities, designers, media , 100 influencers from both countries and French-Chinese partners.
Since its creation in 2014, “BONJOUR BRAND” has been held in emblematic and prestigious places in France or China. This is how the first edition was held on Place Vendôme in Paris. It was not until 2016 that the next one was held at the People’s Assembly Palace in Beijing, and it was the French capital that had the honor of hosting the following three editions: at UNESCO Headquarters in 2017 , at the Town Hall last year and finally at the Center Georges Pompidou this year.
“BONJOUR BRAND” has as honorary president the former French Prime Minister, Mr. Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN. Supported by the Paris City Hall, the “PROSPECTIVE and INNOVATION” Foundation, incubator of collaborations between French creators and Chinese brands. It is a must-attend event, the annual opportunity to celebrate the value of brands and initiate many international meetings and collaborations, the alliance of French creativity with the new market of Chinese innovations. For the past 4 years, there have been 550 French designers, 120 collaborations, 3,000 B toB meetings, 680 Chinese companies, 86 French and Chinese speakers, 1,200 media coverage and 28 million audience members.
The evening event was the starting point of a 3-day program. The second day, reserved for the inauguration of this new edition, took place at the Théâtre de Paris (75009) around “Master Talks” and “Round Tables” on the themes of Youth, Trends and Data. The 3rd day saw the opening of the showroom, pop-up shop, “CENTER ARTASIA” quai de la Megisserie (75001) where creations can be discovered until the end of the year through ephemeral showrooms.
Placed under the sign of creativity, openness and exchange, the evening-show-event: “Utopie”, in partnership with the Alibaba group, was in Paris, capital of fashion, for the annual celebration of brands. It has unveiled at the international level new creations resulting from Franco-Chinese collaborations while contributing to communication at the industrial level. All the leading brands in their respective fields, whose number of points of sale vary between one hundred and more than 8,000, were gathered on this occasion to achieve four objectives:
• Promote new products co-created by France and China through the artistic presentation.
• Touch the new middle class of 200 million young Chinese consumers to bring them surprise and satisfaction.
• Propose an effective modality in a healthy and mutually respectful environment for collaboration with carefully selected brands and companies
• Optimize the traffic and seduce the young Chinese generation through a targeted and effective communication strategy with the support of the Alibaba Group.
Major Chinese brands included Hua Wei, China’s leading technology and communications company; Feiyue, the most representative shoe brand for young Chinese people; Hero, 86-year-old pen mark, the most representative of Shanghai; Yunnanbaiyao, 110-year-old pharmaceutical brand based on Chinese medicine; or even Vitasoy; Yili; Lenovo; Kangnai; Bojem or Freemore and of course the Alibaba / Tmall Group, China’s largest e-commerce group, but also the largest BtoC payment and retail platform …
The site has attracted 140 million visits for 3 days on the special page, both on the 80 million related topics than on the newspaper articles (more than 30 million views).
Between 5 million and 30 million active users are counted on social networks.
More than 600 guests were welcomed by Jing Yang founder of BONJOUR BRAND, Chris Tung CMO Alibaba Group and Serge Lasvignes President of the Center Pompidou, in a setting (artistic installation and light games) directed by Chinese and French artists, a short – 5 minute set-up, supported by sponsorship was shot and broadcast in China as the main communication medium. Matthieu POLI, French designer, is the designer of the artistic installations and the sound and light show. The creative performance animated by artist SADE ONE / Eugène Riconneaus and designer Eric Bongiovanni.
As for the products, they were designed by 40 French designers selected by “Bonjour Brand” and associated with 40 Chinese brands chosen by “Alibaba / Tmall”; the opportunity to discover more than 150 new exhibits live in a very artistic way. Here is the list of pairs:
Eric Bongiovanni for FEIYUE, Nathalie Sokierka for BOJEM, Eric Berthes for SHEDE, Ludovic Alban for AIDEBAOU, Christophe Lhote for ROMANTI, Paul Bertrand Mathieu for JING, Firouza Houberdon for BOJEM, Florent Coirier for FREEMORE, Florence NGUYEN for CACAVEI, Eugene Riconneaux for LEMON TEA, Ludovic Alban for NINETYGO, William RIgoulet for CAIZHI, Anne Lise Franjou for Gillivo, Vincent Du Sartel for CHACHA, Thomas V for ACE, Gabrielle Beau
for YOUBO, Valérie Cabanetos for HONGU, Margaux DURIEUX for Vibert Frères, Charline AYME for HERO, Gerald Galdini for WU FANG AHZI, Nicolas Damien for SATINE, Sophie SCHOTT for ZHI WAI GUAN, Laure Meyrieux for YUN NAN BAI YAO.
Among the invited brands was FREEMORE, a brand of diapers and feminine protection. The French designer associated with him, Florent Coirier, designed the packaging by highlighting the ecological and luxurious side. The brand has existed for 19 years but is only exploited for the moment.in China. The leader was in Paris for the first time to better know the habits of French women and make contacts to expand the brand in France.
Another exclusivity is the Wall-DXXD Shoes only made of shoes hung in such a way that they reveal the word “BONJOUR”. The shoes are creations of the designer Eric Bongiovanni (shoe designer for brands LV, Chanel and TOD’S) in association with the Chinese manufacturer Feiyue trendy sports shoes.
The Franco-Chinese co-creation forum “BONJOUR BRAND” was held on October 2nd at the Théâtre de Paris (75009) around the principle “In the Air”. During the morning, master talks were held in the presence of high-level speakers who are French and Chinese opinion leaders who came to talk about the creation of synergy between the two countries, including Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime Minister Minister, Honorary Member of Parliament; Pascal Morand, Executive Chairman of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion; Laurent Boillot, CEO of Guerlain; Gao Hongbing, Vice President of Alibaba Group and Chris Tung, CMO of Alibaba group, came to France for the first time to explain how the evolution of digital shakes established models and how China has evolved through the expansion of digital to through 100 concrete case with 30 leading Chinese brands.
The creator and designer of the Hello Brand platform, Jing Yang spoke about design, digital, which is mainly a way of life in China. He proposed the 3 topics of the afternoon round tables: “Youth”, “Trends” and “Data” to prepare the creative collaborations between the 2 countries.
Former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin presented the design certificates to Chacha in the company of Emmanuel Grégoire, Deputy Mayor of Paris and Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion ( organizer of Paris Fashion Week), during the China-France Brand Summit Forum at the Opera on October 2nd.
It was in a festive and colorful atmosphere that took place “Nuit Blanche 2019. The rain, although threatening, did not bother the festivities and the Parisians came by millions to enjoy this spectacular show. order was the movement.
For this edition, visual artists from all sides, works and the public were invited to circulate throughout Paris. The latter was able to attend the “Great Crossing”, that is to say, the great artistic parade that took its place on the Place de la Concorde to end the Bastille. The audience also interacted with artists from all walks of life and icing on the cake, Parisian cyclists had the joy of owning for a few hours (from 19h to 6h30), a section of the ring road.
Parade artists including Shana Moulton and her giant hand; Pascal Marthine Tayou who showed us a forest in motion where characters dance on the background of Cameroonian music (performance hailed by the Mayor of Paris, Mrs. Hidalgo accompanied by the artistic director of the event Didier Fusillier); Daniel Buren who offered his July, Place de la Bastille.
Among the walking artists Parisians had the pleasure of meeting, Pilar Albarracin, who wandered alongside women dressed in traditional flamenco costumes, denounced violence against women. Raphaëlle De Groot went to meet the people of the Parisian suburbs in the form of workshops started a week before the festivities.
Do not forget, cyclists who were able to enjoy in a popular atmosphere, in “sport” mode or “family” of a protected path within this light bridge that constitutes the Parisian ring road. On a totally different note, concerts at the “Philharmonie de Paris” or at the Ladoumègues gymnasium delighted music lovers until late at night.
“Nuit Blanche” encourages social ties and diversity by bringing together more than one million participants every year. The public was again this year. For the first time, the event spread to the entire metropolis, making it shine beyond the Parisian territory. All thanks to the support of the “Metropolis of Greater Paris”. The event has therefore largely invested other municipalities through different artistic events, showcasing their talents. A very positive assessment for this edition that makes us look forward to the appointment next year.
So the Marsh has gradually returned from the beginning of the 20th century to its lustre, its 17th and 18th century greatness, which the Parisians, it seems, had forgotten too quickly after the Revolution.
The first edition of cyclonudistes, a parade organized between the Bois de Vincennes and Bercy (XII) by the French Naturism Federation on Sunday, September 8 to defend the climate in Paris has turned into a fiasco. The event was about twenty cyclists pedaling in their simplest device around the Place de la Nation and the Bastille (XII), the space of a few minutes (…) for photographers and cameras.
Known around the world, the World Naked Bike Ride is usually held in March for the Southern Hemisphere and in June for the Northern Hemisphere. If cities like Lille, Marseille, Nice or Toulouse have jumped on the occasion several times, our dear capital has been careful not to leave the buttocks until now.
The aim of the Cyclonudista is to raise the awareness of the public and the political class to the protection of the weak users in the city, but also to the quality of life in the urban centers. This protest and festive event aims to demand more safety for cyclists in the city (creation of more bike paths, equitable sharing of space between cyclists and motorists, etc.), a reduction in pollution and noise pollution. , as well as the implementation of free public transport.
A faithful of Velorution reminds us of the philosophy of the movement: “We do not block traffic, we are traffic …” The ecological crisis does not receive media coverage at the height of its magnitude, its gravity, and its urgency. Reporterre’s mission is to inform and warn about this issue which, in our view, conditions all other issues in the 21st century.
Getting naked and having a good pedal stroke helps you defend your values. On September 8th, the first Naked Bike Ride was organized in Paris, the opportunity to have a fresh flower and to campaign for ecology, the environment a sensitive topic in 2019.
This event, invented in Spain in the early 2000s, is unique in that it brings together cyclists in their simplest form: cyclonudists. “All naked to save the planet!”
In the morning, police patrols took turns on the naturist space set up in the Bois de Vincennes to warn that the offenders would be verbalised for “sexual exhibition”. The presence of security forces on the side of the Château de Vincennes dissuaded the protesters gone in procession towards Paris.
Only a few rebels claiming the collective “extinction rebellion” engaged in the fight against climate change have decided to defy the prohibition of police headquarters.
Nudity would be revolutionary. Unless this way of activating reveals something else: the sign of disarmed, powerless, vulnerable activism. The king is naked, so let’s all get naked!
They were finally stopped and dispersed by the CRS before reaching the group ministry.
The Brazilian Cultural Wash Festival of the Madeleine is the largest Brazilian event in all of Europe.
Created in 1998 by Roberto Chavez, a dancer born in Santa Amaro-Bahia Brazil, he was held at the Sacré Coeur church and was transferred to the Madeleine in 2002. He welcomes every year more than 30 000 people and takes place generally in September except last year where the organization Viva Madeleine, organizer of the event wanted to coincide with the Football World Cup, a must-see sport of the nation thus marking the link for social inclusion and peace between peoples, and the arrival of singer and former minister of culture Gilberto Gil, guest on the Grand Parade for Peace.
Born in Salvador de Bahia, the Lavage tradition has existed for more than two centuries and a half in Brazil, and represents the second largest popular festival after the carnival. It was originally called the “Senhor do Bonfim Festival” and was celebrated on the second Sunday of January after the day of the Kings (Dia de Reis).
To prepare the Senhor do Bonfim, the members of the “fraternity of lay devotees” forced the slaves to wash the new Bonfim Church, a Baroque masterpiece. <br /> Gathered in front of the closed door of the church, the slaves then decided to celebrate the feast on the forecourt and the steps of the building since 1774, with their rituals of Candomblé by instituting a procession punctuated by musical songs. still today the Church of Our Lady of the Conception of the Beach, patron saint of Bahia, until Bonfim, with its famous ribbons bracelets lucky. In 1998, the first Parisian wash took place and in 2002, on an idea of Roberthino Chavès, dancer at Paradis Latin, the Franco-Brazilian Association “Viva Madeleine” was created to promote Brazilian culture in Europe.
This year, for several days, from the 5th to the 8th of September at the Carreau du Temple, a Village of Service, Gastronomy and Tourism with an artistic scene and the Grand Parade of the Place de la République at the Church of the Madeleine, have delighted participants. The 4-km course went through the Grands Boulevards, drawing 250 singers and artists dressed in white and adorned with flowers, as well as percussionists and dancers, to the steps of the Madeleine Church where Father Bruno Horaist, pastor of the Madeleine and Brazilian Ambassador to Paris Paulo Cesar de Oliveira Campo hosted the procession. A big closing party, Brazilian Vibes was the festival finale. An integral part of the official French artistic and cultural calendar, this 18th edition of the festival took place in a good-natured atmosphere.
Since 2014, the presenter TV, Cristina Cordula is the godmother of the event inspired by the washing of the Lord of Bonfim since 1754 in Salvador de Bahia. This event has been supported by the Paris City Hall and the Ile de France Region since 2005, the Permanent Delegation of Brazil to UNESCO since 2011 as a cultural value and is part of “La Route de l ‘ Slave “, global program for reconciliation, the duty of memory and historical truth, but also of the Brazilian Embassy in France.
After a long break, the Afro-Brazilian parade returned for the 8th year, organized by the association Fafadièse, as part of the Brazilian season “Brazil, Brazil”.