The Inria Saclay Centre celebrates science with its two academic partners

6–14 October 2023
Changed on 25/09/2023
On October 6, 7 and 13, 14 , the Inria Saclay centre will be taking part in the Science Villages organised by its two academic partners, the École polytechnique and the Université Paris-Saclay. On the programme: several fun workshops to discover cryptography, algorithms, probabilities and robot programming in a different way.
Photo d'une groupe d'adolescents de dos écoutant une intervention de deux médiateurs lors de la fête des science de 2022


The Fête de la Science is a wonderful opportunity for the Inria research centre in Saclay to celebrate digital science and technology, and to share the knowledge of its scientists with all kinds of audiences: schoolchildren,  curious, families, etc.  

This year, the centre will be present in the 2 villages of our partners, the École Polytechnique and the Université Paris-Saclay. These events will be held over the first 2 weekends in October. So, you have twice the chance of taking part in the Fête de la science on the Plateau de Saclay!

Nom du jour

6-7 octobre Partnership with l’Université Paris-Saclay

Friday 6 October from 9am to 12pm CM1 CM2 schoolchildren / Saturday 7 October from 2pm to 6pm general public

// workshop "1, 2, 3... Encrypt!"
Discover cryptography, also known as the science of secrecy... This "unplugged" workshop will explain how to secure a communication!


// workshop "Sorting network - life-size version with hoops"
Young and old alike can learn how to find the shortest path in a life-size network, while having fun learning about Dijkstra's algorithm used in navigation systems.

Lieu : Sciences village of l’ENS Paris-Saclay

Nom du jour

13-14 octobre Partnership with l’Institut Polytechnique

Friday 13 October, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for schools / Saturday 14 October, 1.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the general public

// In search of the perfect pack of cards!

Is it possible to shuffle a pack of cards to perfection? And how? And in how much time? This (essential!) question is at the heart of a major area of mathematical research, in the field of probability. Come and try out different methods to find the perfect shuffle!

// Programming and robotics workshop with the Thymio robot

A workshop to discover robotics and programming using a small open-source robot that interacts with its environment. On wheels, Thymio reacts to its environment in a variety of ways, using sensors, sound and LEDs that light up to make it come alive!

// Atelier de programmation et robotique avec le petit robot Thymio

Atelier de découverte de la robotique et de la programmation grâce à un petit robot open-source qui interagit avec son environnement. Sur roulettes, Thymio réagit avec son environnement en fonction des différents modes qu’il nous propose d’activer : des capteurs, du son et des diodes qui s’allument permettent de faire diverses programmations pour l’animer !

Lieu : Sciences village of l’École Polytechnique