Michel Vieillefosse

A graduate of the École Polytechnique and Sup'Aéro, Michel Vieillefosse began his career in 1973 at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES,CNES lien, french governmental space agency), as an engineer and project manager. He joined Bertin in 1988, and in 1994 joined Défense Conseil International (DCI) as director of studies and new programs. From 1996 to 2001, he was chairman of the Central Laboratory of Electrical Industries (LCIE).  He was director of the European secretariat of the Eureka intergovernmental initiative in Brussels, before being appointed CEO of Medicen Paris Region.

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Claude Lévi-Strauss: first encounter with the Indians

Claude Lévi-Strauss: first encounter with the Indians

This dean of the Académie Française, where he was elected in 1973, and great ethnologist celebrated his 100th birthday on the 28th November of 2008. In a world that he never really cared for much...

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Mathematics and folding

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Valérie Larose teaches mathematics in the Louise Weiss Junior High School in Nozay (Essonne, France). She shows us how she uses folding to demonstrate different mathematical concepts to pupils aged 11 (6th grade class).

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Junior Conferences at the CEA

Junior Conferences at the CEA

Every trimester, the French National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN), part of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) based in Saclay, France, organises a free conference aimed at young people. Middle and high school students come, sometimes accompanied by their parents, to listen to the researchers describing their work. The topics, often specialized, are always accessible and outlined with concrete examples.

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