French-American Science Festival 2012

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After the success of the French-American Science Festival in 2011, we are having a second edition on Monday, October 29 & Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - Lurie Atrium.

The theme of the event will be "Sustainable Development", following UNESCO’s designation of 2012 as the "International Year of Sustainable Energy for All".

The festival will include "hands-on" activities on different topics such as astronomy, high energy physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, nuclear energy, imagery, tactical illusion, and sustainable energy. We will also show short films as part of our "Cafés des Sciences" on water and waste management which will be followed by a debate with an expert. There will be presenters from the most renowned U.S. and French Scientific institutions such as Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the CEA, CERN, Les Petits Débrouillards, ENS Paris, and the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris among others. These events will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, October 29 and from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm on Tuesday, October 30.

On Monday, October 29 at 1:30 pm, we will host a scientific conference with keynote speaker Dr. Paul Colonna from the Collège de France/INRA on "Sustainable Bioenergies." Afterwards, from 3:00 to 6:45 pm, there will be a three session workshop debate on "International Science Outreach Programs for Global Sustainability", with a panel of experts from both France and the U.S. At 7:00 pm, there will be a reception and poster session for further discussion of topics between all participants and attendees.

- To learn more about this event and sign up, visit the event website.

- Download the program
- Download the Poster below (PDF)

- French Science Festival in France