May 13-15: French-American Science Festival – A French Innovation Week@Chicago Event



Following the great success of previous editions and as part of the French Innovation Week in Chicago, the Office for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France in Chicago in partnership with the Rick Morimoto Laboratory at Northwestern University is organizing the third edition of the French-American Science Festival entitled Physics and Climate Change in the spotlight! with public lectures and hands-on activities in French and English for students and their teachers.



May 13, 2014 | 6:30 pm: Public lecture:  Climate Change, the 21st Century’s Challenge
Alliance Française de Chicago – Free but registration required.
David ARCHER (University of Chicago) and Hervé LE TREUT (French Academy of Sciences) will help you understand how the climate is changing, how we can see it and what will be the consequence to our everyday life.
Followed by a Q & A and a reception.
For more information & registration

♦ May 14, 2014 – Hands-on Science Learning: A whole day to discover sciences.  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 303 E. Superior, Chicago IL 60601.

This event is designed for the discovery of science through 20 booths of hands-on activities for 5th to 10th grade American and French students and their French and/or Science teachers.
Some of the subjects addressed are: Nuclear energy, Supraconductivity, Electric cars, Energy storage, Mathematics and so much more!
Allow your students to discover state-of-the-art science! Few slots still available!
For more information & class registration.


♦ May 15, 2014 | 6:30 pmPublic lecture:  Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Alliance Française de Chicago Free but registration required.

Peter Higgs and François Englert received the Nobel Prize in Physics last year for the discovery of the Higgs boson, nicknamed the “God Particle” in the mainstream media, a new particle with a mass around 125 GeV. Even though most of the people do not even know what a boson is, it is certainly the most important discovery in the field for a generation. Why is that?

Come to this broad audience conference by Scott DODELSON (Fermilab) and Michel SPIRO (European Organization for Nuclear Research) to find out what the Higgs boson is, what did make that discovery possible, why was this discovery so important for science and what are the consequences on our understanding of the universe.
Followed by a Q & A and a reception.
For more information & registration
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