Thursday 1
Friday 2
Saturday 3
Hour Amphi Abbé-Grégoire Amphi Paul-Painlevé Amphi Jean-Prouvé
8h45 - 9h15 8h45




9h15 - 10h 9h15
Stéphane Israël, Laurence Honnorat

Opening session

Jean Audouze

Is our material formed and structured by chance?

Marie-Laure Desjardins

Does art like chance?

10h - 10h45 10h
Etienne Klein

What is random?

Madina Rival, Anne Marchais-Roubelat

Can chance be managed?

Mickael Popelard

What does Shakespeare teach us about the games of love and chance?

10h45 - 11h30 10h45
Academy of Sciences roundtable
What is the share of chance in discoveries?
Mariano Bizzarri

Is hazard necessary to enact novelty in biology?

Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz

Is talking about non-local correlations a form of random existence?

11h30 - 12h15 11h30
Jean-François Clervoy

What chance does the astronaut leave to chance?

Henri Raczymow

Do love stories for Proust come by chance?

12h15 - 13h 12h15
Ivar Ekeland

Is randomness right?

Jean-Philippe Uzan

Is our sky the fruit of chance?

Christian Viviani

Is the Italian melodrama by chance?

13h - 13h45 13h
13h45 - 14h30 13h45
Alain Aspect

Is quantum randomness a fundamental property or a technological resource?

Leïla Schneps

How to judge the rarity of a coincidence?

Jean-Louis Dessalles

Is the "fruit of chance" edible?

14h30 - 15h15 14h30
Raphaël Lachièze-Rey

How much certainty is there in randomness?

Georges Lewi

Is there a place for random in marketing?

Henri Atlan

To what extent randomness contributes to self-organization?

15h15 - 16h 15h15
Nicolas Gauvrit

Why do coincidences surprise us?

Hervé Zwirn

Does quantum physics explain random?

Ludwig Crespin

Are dreams randomnly created ?

16h - 16h45 16h
Climate Roundtable
Does random rule the weather?
Jean-Jacques Quisquarter

How to prove that this number was really chosen at random?

16h45 - 17h30 16h45
Gilles Dowek

Are we freer because the world evolves randomly?

Marc-Eric Bobillier Chaumon

What is the role of chance in digital dispersion at work?

17h30 - 18h15 17h30
Stuart Vyse

Can Humans Tolerate a Random World?

Marc Himbert

Does the measurement make it possible to control chance?

Giuseppe Longo

Is biological randomness just noise?


  • Question: each conference title is a question that refers to a problem.
  • Video: a film for each conference will be published.
  • Written and oral summary: the oral synthesis goes with the written summary. All synthesis will be published at a later date.
  • Drawn synthesis: the drawn synthesis starts being created the second the conference begins. It will be projected live onto a giant screen. It will be used in the end of the conference to make the written and oral summaries.