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Jean Audouze

Jean Audouze

Science, culture and space
Languages : English, French

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  • Science
    • Astronomy
    • Technology
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  • Education
  • Research
  • Policy and management of museums
  • The relation between science and culture
  • Astronomy
  • Questions of cosmology
  • Nucleosynthesis

Jean Audouze is a French astrophysicist and a former student of the brilliant astronomer Hubert Reeves, with whom he published a book. Jean Audouze is also the director of research at CNRS at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. He was a lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris since 1990, a Vice-President of the French National Committee of UNESCO and the French representative of the board of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR, Committee on Space

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Jean Audouze is a French astrophysicist and a former student of the brilliant astronomer Hubert Reeves, with whom he published a book. Jean Audouze is also the director of research at CNRS at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. He was a lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris since 1990, a Vice-President of the French National Committee of UNESCO and the French representative of the board of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR, Committee on Space Research). He is currently a nuclesynthesis and is researching the questions of cosmology and space. Beside these researches he studied the science of research, education and politics. He considers that science is interesting in all its aspects. Jean Audouze is very sensitive to the relationship between science and culture. Thus in 2006, he helped to organize an exhibition on the golden age of Arabic science at the Institut du Monde Arabe to study and display the important contributions of Islamic civilization in astronomy as well as philosophy, and many other sciences (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, music, chemistry, engineering, medicine and others) that brought fruitful exchanges and have helped the development of the West during the Middle Ages, from the tenth century to the fifteenth century. He states that the West owes much to Islamic civilization, which contributed a lot to the cultural foundations of Europe, and allowed the prodigious development to the Renaissance. Jean Audouze is behind the creation of ADEME, the merger of ANREDE (National Agency for the recovery and disposal of waste) and the AFME (French Agency for Energy Management). He also received many awards and prizes like the Kalinga Prize awarded by Unesco in 2004.

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Cover van L'Univers

L'Univers

Title: L'Univers
Author: Jean Audouze
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de France - PUF
Language: French
Paperback: 128 pages
ISBB: 978-21-305-1398-8

Pour tout savoir sur notre monde proche et infini : l'histoire de l'astronomie, l'exploration du ciel, les techniques d'investigation, le contenu de l'univers, son évolution, son futur possible...

Cover van L'Homme et ses univers

L'Homme et ses univers

Title: L'Homme et ses univers
Author: Jean Audouze
Publisher: Albin Michel
Language: French
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBB: 978-22-261-1392-4 

L'unité de l'homme et de la connaissance est un thème qui fait aujourd'hui l'objet de débats passionnés dans la communauté scientifique et plus largement dans l'ensemble de la communauté intellectuelle. Ne serait-il pas temps en effet de dépasser les hyperspécialisations dans lesquelles le savoir se fragmente à l'infini et où nous finissons par oublier que c'est toujours le même homme qui est en jeu ? Il s'agirait donc d'opérer une 'remise en culture' de la science et plus particulièrement de renouer le dialogue, interrompu depuis un peu plus d'un siècle, entre la science et l'art. Les avancées de la science nous aident beaucoup sur ce point : depuis la cosmologie moderne actualisée dans la théorie du big-bang, comme depuis la révolution darwinienne, il est en effet admis que l'histoire à la fois de l'univers et de la vie sont les témoignages de la complexité croissante des potentialités créatrices de la nature. D'où la question qui se pose: quel est le rapport, le lien entre cette créativité de la nature et celle propre à l'homme?