Lecture programme The reality of science today

What are the new challenges and realities facing scientific research? What is its place in society today? To answer these questions, the History and Philosophy of Sciences Unit of Geneva University, in collaboration with ASPERA, the European network for astroparticle physics research, has organised a programme of lectures entitled

La réalité de la science d’aujourd’hui, enjeux et défis de la diversité.

This series of lectures will provide researchers and members of the public with a snapshot of the state of science today from the perspective of laboratories and institutes, and on subjects such as funding policy and technological and legal impact.

The first lecture will be given by science historian Dominique Pestre (EHESS & Centre Koyré, Paris), renowned for his contributions to the analysis of science past and present, and notably one of the authors of the work "History of CERN". He will discuss the modern methods of producing scientific knowledge which have been developed over the past three decades and constitute a major break from the practices of the previous 150 years.

"Penser les régimes de science en société

Production des savoirs, appropriation et régulations

dans l’histoire et aujourd’hui" (lecture in French)

by Dominique Pestre

Thursday 20 December at 5.15 p.m.

Entrance free, no booking required

Sciences II, auditorium A300

Faculté des Sciences, Université de Genève

30 quai Ernest-Ansermet,

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