What kind of energy would it take to set up a permanent base on the Moon?

18 November 2023 – from 11:30 to 13:05 – Amphitheatre Painlevé – Moderated by Tristan Dequaire

Space agencies are planning to establish permanent bases on the Moon by the end of the 2020s. On the Moon, it’s -150°C at night and +150°C during the day. How much energy will be needed to support a scientific base of 8 people? What types of energy will be available? How will energy constraints impact exploration strategy? How do these lunar activities foreshadow and help prepare for manned exploration of Mars?

Clara Obry


Pierre-Louis Basin


Alexandre Chazelle

Doctoral student

Tristan Dequaire

Scientific mediation officer

What are the energy challenges for transport?

17 November 2023 – from 16:45 to 18:20 – Amphitheatre Painlevé – Moderated by Gérard Oury

What role will transportation play in tomorrow’s energy challenges? Our environment is changing rapidly and profoundly, for a variety of reasons: energy, economic, sociological and cultural. How can we adapt on a global scale? Throughout history, people have travelled to explore the world or to find the means to survive. Given current trends, our means of travel will become increasingly constrained, with more collective modes of transport. However, economic restrictions will be a major obstacle. We’ll be looking at the considerable challenges facing the transport sector, and looking forward to an exchange of views between the various players involved. What are the stakes and challenges for the transport industry, both in industrial and human terms?

Gérard Oury


Nicolas Castres Saint-Martin

Ex-CTO of Alstom

Rémi Bastien

Mechanical engineer

Laurence Elles-Mariani


Is it a misnomer to talk about vital energy?

18 November 2023 – from 17:35 to 19:10 – Amphitheatre Painlevé – Moderated by Michel Viso

All beings have vital rhythms induced by those of planet Earth. Do they change over time? Does high-dose digitized life play a role in human energy regulation or disinhibition? Many psychiatric pathologies express a surplus of energy, in contrast to severe depression, where every step costs, as if vital energy were no longer present. Increasingly, we take into account the patient as a whole. In the case of cancer, this certainly includes its progression, but also how the patient feels, his energy and his mind. Could it be that what patients have always called the “good doctor” is the one with a particular therapeutic impulse? Because if therapy counts, the way it is approached also plays a role.

Xavier Emmanuelli

Emergency doctor

Michel Viso

Scientific advisor

Sylvie Zucca

Psychiatrist psychoanalyst

Gaël Fortin

Doctor in oncology and popularizer

François-Marie Dru

Musician and composer

Monique Horwitz-Guérin

General practitioner