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Sounds of Science 2022

15 June 2022 Culture
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Sounds of Science, a general public lecture by world-renowned French scientists - 23.06.2022 - 5-9pm Národní dům na Vinohradech

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The French Embassy in the Czech Republic and the French Institute in Prague are organizing a general public scientific conference called “Sounds of Science” on June 23rd, 2022. This exceptional event will bring together three leading French scientists:


Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1987)
Jean Tirole (Nobel Prize in Economy 2014)
Thomas Ebbesen (Kavli Prize for Nanoscience 2014)

They will present the latest scientific concepts in their respective disciplines in an accessible way for the general public, from high school students to researchers.

A musical performance by the renowned French pianist, composer and musicologist Karol Beffa will complement this scientific programme, including the screening of a 1920 silent movie by René Clair, "Paris qui dort/ The Crazy Ray", with improvised piano accompaniment.

This event will be held in English.

Moderator: Daniel Stach (Česká televize).

Final programme

[17:00 – 17:15] Welcome addresses

Mr Alexis Dutertre, Ambassador of France to the Czech Republic
Ms Eva Zažímalová, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Ms Milena Králíčková, Rector of the Charles University
Mr Pavel Matějka, Rector of the University of Chemistry and Technology
[17:15 – 17:50] Presentation by Prof. Jean-Marie LEHN and discussion

[17:50 – 17:55] Musical performance by Karol Beffa

[17:55 – 18:25] Presentation by Prof. Jean TIROLE and discussion

[18:25 – 18:30] Musical performance by Karol Beffa

[18:30 – 19:00] Break

[19:00 – 19:30] Presentation by Prof. Thomas EBBESEN and discussion

[19:30 – 20:30] Screening of the French silent science fiction comedy "Paris qui dort/ The Crazy Ray"; directed by René Clair, with improvised piano accompaniment by Karol Beffa.


For any information or question, please contact [email protected]


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