Amis de l'IHES

A general audience conference on November 30

The association Les Amis de l’IHES is organizing a new conference, targeted to a general audience, which will take place on Thursday November 30th at 5pm, in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre at IHES.

Jacques Livage, a chemist and the holder of the Condensed Matter Chemistry Chair at Collège de France, and a member of the French Academy of Science, will give a conference titled:

Bio-inspired materials: from the art of fire to soft chemistry”.

In his talk, he will explain how obsrving nature allowed to develop a soft chemistry, so called to highlight the contrast with the high temperatures that often characterize the making of modern materials. The “bio-inspired” materials that these techniques allow to obtain have interesting properties that open possibilities in the domain of bio-technologies.

The talk will be followed by a musical interlude. Louis Abraham will play piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin.

Contact : Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)

Registration is free but required: amisihes@ihes.fr

Conference poster

The conference will be in French only.