Feedback From the 2015 Science Festival
On 9 and 10 October last, the Saclay - Île-de-France Inria Centre opened its doors to the public for the 2015 Science Festival. Here is some feedback in pictures from the Festival.
On 9 and 10 October last, nearly 300 people crossed the threshold of the Alan Turing Building to explore the digital sciences.
The event was organised as a partnership venture between the École polytechnique, the ENSTA, ParisTech and the Graduate School of the Institut d'Optique; these four establishments created a joint scientific route through the campus of the École polytechnique.
Friday was reserved for school children, when 150 secondary school and high school pupils from Essonne were able to learn about Inria and its research activities from the inside through workshops run by the researchers, doctoral candidates and engineers at the centre.
Five teams from the centre (Amib, Grace, Oak, Parietal and Toccata) ran the various workshops, supported by engineers, doctoral students and volunteer administrative staff.
For these two days, young and old were thus able to familiarise themselves with the worlds of computing and mathematical research in an enjoyable and interactive way.