La Science fait son cinéma

by Roland Lehoucq, astrophysicist

Saturday, May 11, 2:30 pm

Astrophysicist Roland Lehoucq will lead a lecture on the use of science fiction in cinema to popularize and practice science, with examples taken from his books Faire des sciences avec Star Wars and La Science fait son cinéma, published by Le Bélial (titles available at the Photographic Center on Saturday, May 11, signing after the lecture).

Roland Lehoucq, a former student of the Rue d’Ulm and a physics graduate, is one of the French specialists in cosmic topology, whose goal is to determine the global shape of the universe. He is a professor of scientific humanities at Sciences-Po Paris and teaches special relativity and nuclear physics at the École Polytechnique. Since 2012, he is president of Utopiales, the international science fiction festival in Nantes. In 2010, he received the Diderot-Curien prize.

Passionate about the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the general public, he has written a large number of articles for many magazines, as well as several works of scientific popularization. Specialized in the analysis of science-fiction works, Roland Lehoucq’s method finds its originality in the permanent questioning of the feasibility of projects in the light of current and future techniques.

Publication: La Science fait son cinéma by Roland Lehoucq, J. Sébastien Steyer and Cédric Bucaille. Éditions Le Bélial, 2018

Free admission, upon reservation
at 02 35 89 36 96