It is important to bring people together and spread scientific awareness whenever possible. This is why Inria research center of Paris participates to the "Culture et jeux mathématiques" show and the Fête de la Science, which respectively take place yearly in May.
The "Culture et Jeux mathématiques" show
Since the inaugural edition in 2000, this show has proved a real hit with the young.
"Learn and think, but enjoy yourself at the same time" - that is the motto of Marie-José Pestel, a maths teacher and Chair of the International Committee for Mathematical Games (CIJM). Marie-José and other CIJM volunteers have been organising the show with great passion for the last ten years.
Each year, a few more visitors take part in this festival of mathematics held in the open air in Place Saint Sulpice in central Paris. Game designers, publishers, research organisations, scientists... all participants are keen to share their passion for maths and sciences with young and old alike. And for the Inria team, the event is an opportunity to inspire young people to pursue careers in its fields of activity.
Every year, several hundred people visit our stand. Each year, the event offers attractions based around a given theme.
The Fête de la Science
Since 1992, the Fête de la Science has been held each year. This week-long event held throughout France aims to bring science to the widest possible audience. Research organisations, universities, businesses and associations hold exhibitions, workshops and forums, where scientists explain and share their knowledge, know-how and information on the most recent discoveries and innovations.
All the Inria centres take part in the event and the two Ile-de-France centres are no exception. Each year they come together to present activities based around a given theme.
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