Anne-Flore Lewi Anne-Flore Lewi
Digital Marketing Specialist

Marketing consultant and digital marketing specialist, Anne-Flore Lewi has been accompanying Timeworld since 2019. In charge of digital strategy and marketing partnerships, she coordinates the marketing and communication operations of the congress throughout the year.

Anne Odru Anne Odru

Anne Odru’s natural curiosity and outgoing personality have been strengths in her career. She was initially drawn to science and began a program of study in biology, which led her to discover scientific journalism. Telling and sharing stories became her priority, so she decided to pursue an education in journalism, with a focus on audiovisual media. Today, she works in that field. She loves travelling and discovering the world, and she is passionate about sharing her adventures and stories through writing and pictures with anyone interested.

Ariles Remaki Ariles Remaki
PhD student in history and philosophy of sciences

Ariles Remaki is a PhD student in history and philosophy of sciences at the Sphère laboratory (Université de Paris). Graduated from a master's degree in advanced mathematics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, in the field of probability, he started a thesis in 2017 on the epistemological status of combinatorics within the work of the German philosopher G.W. Leibniz. He is particularly interested in questions relating to discovery methods and the explanatory role of induction in the field of combinations.

Baptiste Xirau Baptiste Xirau
Master's degree in Urban Policy

Baptiste Xirau is currently doing a master's degree in Urban Policy at Sciences Po Paris. After two years following the double degree Philosophy-Social Sciences at Sciences Po Paris and Sorbonne University, then one year at the psychology department of University College Cork (Ireland), he is now working on the organization of think tanks on the design of digital models of the city, and on the fight against land artificialisation. Passionate about music, he also leads several projects of piano and orchestral composition.

Benjamin Rougé-Thomas Benjamin Rougé-Thomas
Cameraman and chief operator

Benjamin Rougé-Thomas is a cameraman and chief cameraman. He holds a master's degree in investigative journalism and major reports, and specialized in documentaries after training at the INA. Passionate about images and naturally curious, he touches on everything. Clips, corporate films, documentaries, music recordings, conferences and short films, no challenge scares him. Based in Paris, he travels all over France and abroad depending on the project.

Cyril Rigaud Cyril Rigaud

Cyril Rigaud was born in Provence and spent his childhood and adolescence gazing at the sky. He studied science and earned a pilot certificate at age 17. In June 1995, he joined the French Air Force as a transport pilot. Initially in charge of support and training missions for forces in mainland France, overseas, and abroad, he became an instructor in 2006-2008. He then went on to join the transportation team for high-level government officials and health evacuations, until 2013. As of 2010, he has also ensured travel for top government officials. In early 2016, he became a co-pilot on a Canadair CL 415 water bombardier for emergency services.

Daniel Kunth Daniel Kunth

Daniel Kunth has a PhD in astrophysics. He developed and achieved at CALTECH. He accessed to large telescopes such as the 5m at Mount Palomar, the VLT and the 10m Keck at Hawaii. Currently at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) continuing proposing projects and obtaining data from the Hubble space telescope when in 1990, he became PI of an observing extragalactic and cosmological program. He is still acting as the leader of an international team focussed on this project. He has more than 200 publications on refereed journals. He created the annual Scientific Conference series of the IAP and regular monthly public conferences more than 20 years ago. In 1991, following the suggestion of Hubert Curien minister of research, Daniel Kunth produced a report on the dedication of research scientists to public outreach activities. He conceived various outreach activities via several popular books, conferences, design of the permanent astronomical Museum of Vaulx en Velin. He conceived a 3D movie named Helios for the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie in Paris. Most importantly, he initiated the Nuit des Etoiles with France 2 and many Astronomical associations and clubs. He is also promoting strong links between art and science (with artists such as B. Moninot, J. Monory, P. Soulages).

Conference : Is the Universe ecological?
Thursday 16 november 2023, 14h50 - 15h35 — Amphi Faure

In progress

David Elbaz David Elbaz

David Elbaz, astrophysicist, is a director of research at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA Saclay). He studies the formation of galaxies with a particular interest in the role of stardust, galactic black holes and the families of galaxies called galaxy clusters. His work has been awarded prizes by the Académie des Sciences (Prix Jaffé 2017) and the American Astronomical Society (Prix Chrétien 2000). He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europaea) and a Highly Cited Researcher (1% of researchers) according to the Web of Science (Clarivate Analystics). He is the Managing Editor of the scientific journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, which was originally the journal of European astrophysics and has expanded to 28 member countries. Alongside his research work, he participates in the dissemination of science through conferences, books, shows, documentaries and radio broadcasts. His latest book "Searching for the invisible universe: dark matter, dark energy, black holes" (2016 éditions Odile Jacob) received the Science & Philosophy 2017 Book Prize from the X-Philo association of the Ecole Polytechnique and was nominated for the Goût des Sciences 2017 prize from the French Ministry of Research.

Conference : Where does the energy of stars, galaxies and the universe come from?
Saturday 18 november 2023, 16h25 - 16h45 — Amphi Painlevé

In progress

Gautier Depambour Gautier Depambour
PhD student in science's history

Former student of the French engineering school CentraleSupélec, Gautier Depambour is currently studying History and Philosophy of Science at Paris VII University. During his gap year, he had the opportunity to work as an intern for five months at CERN within the communication group of the ATLAS detector. Meanwhile, he has lead a Machine Learning project on particle physics. He has also spent six months in the Quantum Cavity Electrodynamics group in the Kastler-Brossel Laboratory (Collège de France, Paris) for his Masters degree in nanophysics. Finally, he feels passionate about explaining and helping others understand science. He is involved in several projects such as the website of the French physicist and philosopher Etienne Klein. He also wrote a book to tell his experience at CERN, called Une Journée au CERN.

Georges Lewi Georges Lewi
Brand Expert

Combining education in both classical letters and marketing, Georges Lewi has developed an interest in brands’ life very early and started his research on brands’ life cycle with his first book "Sale temps pour les marques » (Bad weather for brands). He analyzed a paradoxical phenomenon: some young brands are aging prematurely while centuries old brands are doing very well. Author of over 15 books, he is considered as one of the best European branding specialists. He taught at HEC Paris, at CELSA (Paris4Sorbonne), delivering his knowledge in conferences and in consulting for major companies where he handled about 500 case studies. He received many honors thanks to his work on storytelling.

Conference : What kind of energy do new brands need?
Saturday 18 november 2023, 14h00 - 14h45 — Amphi Faure

It is generally believed that it takes a lot of money to launch a great brand. Or at least that it takes financial resources. However, the most recent studies show that money is often the worst fuel, that it is often counter-productive. 8 out of 10 launches based on advertising investments are failures. Yet more and more brands are succeeding in making their mark on millennials... and others. So what is the recipe for these new launches? What energies do the new brands need? The branding revolution is underway.

Signing : Devenir une marque mythique
Saturday 18 november 2023, 14h50 - 15h35
Signing : L'art de se (la) raconter
Saturday 18 november 2023, 14h50 - 15h35

Gérard Oury Gérard Oury

Gérard Oury has been active in the industrial world for over thirty years. He has spent the last 25 years of his professional life as a consultant and sales manager with CETIM (Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques), the largest R&D center for industry in France. He has met with executives from virtually every sector of the manufacturing industry in France and Europe. The activities addressed were essentially around supply chain optimization, mechanical manufacturing, design and re-design, but also validation tests, technical feasibility studies. The projects initiated were mostly strategic. He has been responsible for a variety of accounts and markets, including aerospace (airplanes, helicopters, launchers, equipment manufacturers), transportation (automotive, rail), and luxury goods (watches and perfumes). He has experienced and participated in the accompaniment of companies from mass production to the transition to small and medium series production tending towards the "made-to-measure". Today, he accompanies large industrial companies in their search for sources of technical and commercial diversification.

Hervé Fischer Hervé Fischer
Artist and multimedia philosopher

Multimedia artist and philosopher Hervé Fischer initiated Sociological art in1971 and practices since 2011 tweet art and tweet philosophy. His work has been presented in numerous art museums and biennales. The Centre Pompidou has devoted to him a retrospective Hervé Fischer and sociological art in 2017. Pioneer of the digital revolution in Quebec, he cofounded the Cité des arts et des nouvelles technologies de Montréal in 1985, the first Cybercafé in Canada, the Télescience Festival, Science for All. His research focuses on art, sociology of colors, the digital revolution , social imagination, hyperhumanism. He created the Quebec Media lab Hexagram. He is the author of many books including Théorie de l’art sociologique (1977), L’Histoire de l’art est terminée (1981), Digital Shock (2002), CyberProméthée, l’instinct de puissance (2003), La planète hyper, de la pensée linéaire à la pensée en arabesque (2004), The Decline of the Hollywood Empire (2005), La société sur le divan (2007), L’Avenir de l’art (2010), La divergence du futur (2014), La pensée magique du Net (2014), Market Art (2016), Les couleurs de l’Occident. De la Préhistoire au XXIe siècle (2019), L’Âge hyperhumaniste. Pour une éthique planétaire (2019). He is the founder of the International Society of Mythanalysis.

Conference : What do we know about the energy of death?
Saturday 18 november 2023, 14h50 - 15h35 — Amphi Say

Mythoanalysis explores and deciphers our interpretations of life and death, which are variously and even contradictorily declined according to the fundamental symmetrical myths of each society, of which religions since ever and nowadays sciences write the detailed accounts. Religions stage the creation of the universe and its destiny, and impose their meaning in different ways. Science studies the matter and the energy to which it is up to the human species to give a universal meaning. In the name of energy, divine or material, the human species affirms, as much as the gods it gives itself, the metaphysical continuity between life and death, physical between matter and energy. It is the illusion of a break in a continuum which anguishes us, and which gives the advantage to the religious beliefs on the more humble and hesitant experimental research of science.

Signing : Les couleurs de l'Occident : de la Préhistoire au XXIᵉ siècle
Friday 17 november 2023, 15h40 - 16h25
Signing : L’Âge hyperhumaniste : pour une éthique planétaire.
Friday 17 november 2023, 15h40 - 16h25
Signing : Mythanalyse de la couleur
Friday 17 november 2023, 15h40 - 16h25

Hervé Zwirn Hervé Zwirn
Physicist and epistemologist

Hervé Zwirn was an associate professor at the Physics Department of the University of Paris 7 and Director of Research at the CNRS. He is currently a research associate at the Centre de mathématiques appliquées of the École normale supérieure de Paris Saclay and at the Institut d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques of the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. His work focuses on the foundations of quantum physics.

Conference : Can energy be conserved?
Friday 17 november 2023, 16h45 - 17h30 — Amphi Painlevé

In progress

Signing : Le monde quantique
Friday 17 november 2023, 17h35 - 18h20
Signing : Les Limites de la connaissance
Friday 17 november 2023, 17h35 - 18h20
Signing : Les Systèmes complexes : mathématiques et biologie
Friday 17 november 2023, 17h35 - 18h20

Jade Bouchemit Jade Bouchemit
Deputy Director

Jade Bouchemit is Deputy Director of the Musée de la Musique of the Philharmonie de Paris. Prior to his current role, he held several positions in the cultural field such as Financial Operations Manager of the Fondation Cartier, General Manager of the Jeu de Paume, Editor-in-chief of Revue Oscillations or Cultural consultant. Lecturer at HEC business school, he also directed various talks about philosophy, music and art at CIPh, ENSBA, ENSAPC or iReMMO.

Conference : In progress
Thursday 16 november 2023, 11h10 - 11h30 — Amphi Painlevé

In progress

Jean-Louis Israël Jean-Louis Israël

Jean-Louis Israël is an attorney at the Paris Bar. He holds a DEA in general private law from the University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, a DESS in common market law from the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and a degree in History and Geography from the University of Paris X Nanterre.

Jean-Sébastien Steyer Jean-Sébastien Steyer
Researcher - Paleontologist

Jean-Sébastien Steyer is paleontologist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), Paris. He is working on Life before the dinosaurs, with special emphasis on Pangean faunas, and on extinct species reconstruction. Beyond his research articles, he also writes popular books such as "Earth before the dinosaurs" (Indiana Univ Press, 2010) and popular articles about sciences in science-fiction. Between two fieldworks in Africa and Asia, this National Geographic Grantee is also chronicler in the French version of "Scientific American".

Conference : Is energy at the origin of life?
Friday 17 november 2023, 10h25 - 11h10 — Amphi Painlevé

Along with autonomy and reproduction, energy is one of the fundamental modalities defining living beings. What sources of energy does this living thing exploit and how? Diatoms, dinosaurs, daisies, what are the energy issues that concern each species of the living tree? Whether chemotrophic, photosynthetic or super-predatory, "life always finds a way" said the mathematician Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park. This random path involves light and chemical energy. From the microscopic - with the universal molecule of adenosine triphosphate - to the macroscopic - with communities of organisms - everything is matter and energy. Doesn't life ultimately depend on this fragile balance between the two?

Joséphine Jobard Joséphine Jobard

With her literary high school diploma (baccalauréat) in hand, Joséphine joined the Ecole Boulle in 2016. After three years of study, just turning 21 years of age, she obtained her Diploma in Artistic Woodcarving (Diplôme des Métiers d’Art), with an innovative project mixing shadows and sculpture. From academic drawing, to comic strips, to sketchbooks and travel books; illustration is an important part of her everyday life.

Laurence Honnorat Laurence Honnorat
CEO Innovaxiom

After a background in physical sciences, management and communication and fifteen years of experience in the industry, Laurence Honnorat presides over Innovaxiom, founded in 2007. Innovaxiom, a strategy consulting company, builds and implements projects in science. Laurence Honnorat is also at the origin of the creation in 2012 of Innovaxiom Corp, based in Boston. She is co-founder of the Out Of Atmosphere Foundation for space exploration. In 2016 Laurence created, a network of scientific speakers, and in 2017, an exhibition of online photographic collections. In 2018, she launches TimeWorldEvent, a world science congress, and in 2020, the general interest association in response to the eponymous YouTube channel, created in 2011 and of which she is the producer. She works as a strategy consultant, particularly in industry, on issues related to anticipation and in higher education where she addresses the themes of idea emergence, communication and project management. In 2019, she received the Alexandre Ananoff prize from the Société Astronomique de France for her actions in favour of the valorisation of space culture.

Marc Lachièze-Rey Marc Lachièze-Rey

Marc Lachièze-Rey is a french astrophysicist, cosmologist and theorist at CNRS, working in the laboratory 'AstroParticule and Cosmology' (APC) in Paris. He also teaches at the 'Ecole Centrale' Paris. His scientific publications interests include the topology of space-time, gravity and dark matter. His most important publications include: Au-delà de l'Espace et du temps (2003), Voyager dans le temps : La physique moderne et la temporalité (2013), Einstein à la plage (2015).

Conference : What is energy in physics?
Thursday 16 november 2023, 15h40 - 16h25 — Amphi Painlevé

ìn progress

Maxime Abolgassemi Maxime Abolgassemi
Professor and Writer

Maxime Abolgassemi teaches literature and general culture in preparatory classes at the lycée Chateaubriand in Rennes. He holds a doctorate in literature (University of Paris-Sorbonne) and an agrégé in modern literature, as well as a master's degree in theoretical physics (University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie). His work focuses on the "objective chance" of the Surrealists, the notion of counterfiction that he introduced, and democratic transparency (to which he is devoting a forthcoming book). In 2017, he published Nuit persane, a first novel that immerses the reader in Tehran in the last years before the Iranian Revolution.

Conference : In progress
Saturday 18 november 2023, 11h30 - 12h15 — Amphi Faure

In progress

Maxime Guyot Maxime Guyot
Journalist and Videographer

Passionate about travel, extreme sports and cinema, Maxime Guyot is a journalist specialized in video. After studying Foreign Languages and Civilizations at INALCO, his love for documentaries and beautiful images led him to the European Institute of Journalism where he obtained a master's degree in Investigation and Major Reports. His curiosity led him to work for many editorial offices (France 2, M6, Voyages...) and to collaborate on news, music and adventure programs. Today he aspires to tell his own stories, guided by the desire to transmit an emotion, always through the lens.

Michel Viso Michel Viso
Exobiologist - Scientific advisor

Michel Viso was a veterinarian for many years. He enrolled in Alfort Veterinary School in 1980 and the National Institute of Agronomical Research in 1981. He was chosen to be an astronaut by the French space agency, CNES, in 1985. He collaborated on the RHESUS Project in cooperation with NASA. His prospects of traveling to space evaporated in 1993 when NASA ended the project. He then went on to ensure scientific responsibility in animal physiological and biological space experiments performed in cooperation with the United States, Russia, and other partners. In 2004, CNES named him to the position of scientific manager for Exobiology, in preparation for French participation in the European project Exomars and future exploration missions in the solar system, including new projects on sample returns from Mars in the 2030s. He represents the CNES on COSPAR’s Panel for Planetary Protection. In June 2021, Michel Viso becomes Innovaxiom's scientific advisor.

Olivier Gechter Olivier Gechter

Olivier Gechter is an engineer, responsible for tools and calculation codes in a large nuclear engineering company. He worked on the EPR projects in Finland and China, before specializing in tools and methods. In parallel, he is a writer, where he expresses his gouaille and his love for fantasy, history and cooking. He recently published Evariste et le Baron Noir, and edited the anthology Marmite et Microondes for Géphyre. The sequel to Evariste, Requiem en catastrophe majeure, will be published in July by Mnemos.

Conference : In progress
Friday 17 november 2023, 11h30 - 12h15 — Amphi Painlevé

In progress

Pierre-Paul Vidal Pierre-Paul Vidal

Pierre-Paul Vidal began his studies in medicine and human biology at the Pitié Salpétrière. They ended with a medical thesis and a research degree in human biology. After a DEA in Neuroscience in 1981, he began a doctoral thesis in science which was completed in 1986. Pierre Paul Vidal became a member of the CNRS Laboratory of Occupational Physiology during his studies as an assistant in the Physiology Department where he began his career as a researcher and physician. He joined the CNRS as a research associate. He became director of research in 1990. He is currently Director of Research of exceptional class emeritus, Pierre-Paul Vidal is full professor at Hangzhou Dianzi University and associate professor at the University of Medicine Fra Gemelli, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore in Rome. In the course of his professional career he has created three research laboratories in integrative neuroscience: the Laboratory of Neurobiology of Sensorimotor Networks, the Center for the Study of Sensorimotor Systems and the Cognition and Action Group. He is co-founder of the Borelli Center. He is President of the expert committee for the biomedical promotion of the INSB of the CNRS, CNRS representative on the Board of the Biomedicine Agency, Director of the Sensorimotricity Study Platform of the Saints-Pères at the René Descartes University and Member of the Scientific Council of the IRME. Pierre-Paul Vidal is associate editor of three scientific journals (Frontiers in Neurology, Sensors and Experimental Brain Research).

Purificación López-García Purificación López-García

Purificación López-García is a Research Director working for the French CNRS and the leader of the “Microbial diversity, ecology and evolution” research group at the Ecology Systematics Evolution unit (CNRS & University Paris-Sud/Paris-Saclay). She obtained her PhD in Sciences (Biology) from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) in 1992, working on the genome structure of halophilic archaea. She spent several years as postdoc (Marie Curie fellow and others) and associated professor in various institutions (Université Paris-Sud, France; Universidad Miguel Hernandez and Universidad de Alicante, Spain; Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France), before she entered the CNRS as a researcher in 2002. Her scientific career has been marked by a profound interest on the extent and limits of life and on how evolution has led to the diversification of major organismal lines. Her research group combines complementary approaches, from the exploration of extant prokaryotic (archaea, bacteria) and eukaryotic diversity in diverse environments, including extreme and strongly mineralized settings, to phylogenomics and metagenomics, with the aim of elucidating the order of emergence of the different microbial groups and testing hypotheses on early biological evolution.

Roland Lehoucq Roland Lehoucq

Roland Lehoucq is an astrophysicist at the Astrophysics Department of the CEA in Saclay. He teaches at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques and at the master ASE2 (Social Approach to Energy and the Environment) of the University Paris Diderot. He has published numerous works including "La science fait son cinéma" and "Faire des sciences avec Star Wars". Since 2012, he has been president of Utopiales, the international science fiction festival in Nantes. The asteroid (31387) Lehoucq is named after him as a tribute to his involvement in the dissemination and sharing of knowledge.

Conference : What kind of energy do science fiction engineers have?
Friday 17 november 2023, 16h - 16h45 — Amphi Painlevé

To be determine

Conference : How much energy do Science Fiction engineers have?
Friday 17 november 2023, 16h25 - 16h45 — Amphi Painlevé

In progress

Rose-Marie Ferré Rose-Marie Ferré
Lecturer in medieval art history

Rose-Marie Ferré has been a lecturer in medieval art history at Sorbonne University since 2009, and is director of the Master 2 Professionnel "Expertise et Marché de l'Art". Her research focuses on the parameters of artistic commissions, iconography and cultural transmission in the late Middle Ages, as well as on the issues of expertise, the art market, and the French art of living and its challenges. She regularly collaborates with artists, notably on the question of the links between heritage and contemporary art. Her teaching, in France and abroad, takes place within an academic framework, but is also aimed at a wider public. R.-M. Ferré also carries out training projects that closely articulate the public and private domains with a view to disseminating academic excellence. As a result of her doctoral thesis, she published in 2009 a book on the artistic commission of René d'Anjou: René d'Anjou et les arts. Le jeu des mots et des images. She supervises online publications on current events in creation and the art market. She is currently Vice-Dean of Professional Training and Continuing Education in the Faculty of Arts.

Thomas Trapier Thomas Trapier

Thomas Trapier was an engineer with a passion for images before becoming a photographer with a passion for science. After six years programming control centers for CNES, he left the satellites for more terrestrial, and especially more oceanic adventures. In Polynesia, he made reports for the Under The Pole expeditions and their Capsule underwater habitat project, or for the Groupe d'Etude des Mammifères Marins. Since then, he continues to put in images those who take to the sea, those who go to discover the world to better know it and those who transmit their knowledge. He also contributes as editor and director to the youtube channel "Le Journal de l'Espace".

Yann Mambrini Yann Mambrini
Theoretical Physicist

Yann Mambrini is director of Research in the CNRS and member of the scientific council of the CNRS. He is professor in University of Paris-Saclay and associate professor in University of Madrid. His research activities are concentrated on the Early Universe Cosmology, especially dark matter production after Inflation. He is working on space and time geometry, in the context of String Theories and Supergravity. He is the authors of more than 100 articles in international reviews, member of the Conseil de Laboratoire and Conseil de Pilotage of the University Paris-Saclay, awarded by several international grants.

Conference : How does the energy of the Big Bang structure our galaxies?
Saturday 18 november 2023, 18h25 - 19h10 — Amphi Painlevé

In progress