Air Zero G
Sientific parabolic flights
Air Zero G is a partnership involving Novespace, a CNES subsidiary, dedicated to scientific parabolic flights for 25 years, and Avico, French airline broker leader. The companies have joint their ambitions and know-how to allow non-professional persons to access to the most spectacular aspect of space flight : weightlessness. Air Zero G flights are marketed by Avico and operated by Novespace on board ZERO-G Airbus A310, owned by Novespace, from Novespace Bordeaux-Mérignac airport facilities.
Aéroclub de France
100 years of history
The Aéro-Club de France was founded as the Aéro-Club on 20 October 1898 as a society 'to encourage aerial locomotion' by Ernest Archdeacon, Léon Serpollet, Henri de la Valette, Jules Verne and his wife, André Michelin, Albert de Dion, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Henry Deutsch de la Meurthe, and Henry de La Vaulx. The Aéro-Club de France originally set many of the regulations that controlled aviation in France. From its formation it also set the rules that have marked some of the 'firsts' in aviation, such as the first closed-circuit flight of over 1 km and the first helicopter flight, and has organised competitions. The Aéro-Club de France was a founding member of the International Aeronautical Federation in 1905, a joint effort with other national associations. After 1945 some of the Aéro-Club's regulatory roles were taken by other bodies. It now focusses on the promotion of aviation and certification.
Bestiaire de la mythanalyse
After the foetal stage, as soon he gets born and feels the world appear to him, the child faces the stage of chaos. Twisted in the dynamic of the stage of the parental square, the in-fans (who does not speak) discovers the world solely by imagination, including a new actor, the father, and the other (society and its rituals). His feelings are mainly powerlessness and dependency, which he will never forget (the stage of the turtle on its back). He will later learn to distinguish his body from its close universe: the stage of the teddy bear. After one year, he starts exploring and naming it as objects with words: the stage of the penguin. Puberty calls him to declare his singularity by opposing the world: the stage of the lobster. Then, at the stage of the butterfly, he metamorphoses, flies gathering experiences and joins the swarm of the adult stage. Later, thanks to maturity and in today’s society to the multiplication of digital hyperlinks, emerge the stage of the augmented consciousness. These successive stages of development of our fabulatory faculties settle in matrix layers in our unconscious memory and change dramatically our negotiation with the world along the timeline of our life.
CEA - Irfu
Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe
Stand n°S 205
The IRFU, Institute for Research on the fundamental laws of the universe, of the Fundamental Research Division of the CEA, brings together three scientific disciplines, astrophysics, nuclear physics and particle physics, as well as al the associated technological expertise. Irfu is positioned to answer the main questions we face in understanding the four fundamental interactions, at different scales, from the very smallest (building blocks of matter, nuclear matter) to the largest (energy content and structure of the Universe). This research requires the processing of large volumes of data, as well as expertise in the use of complex simulation tools. Irfu also takes part in developing and operating GANIL (national large heavy ion accelerator) a very large research infrastructure, through a CEA-CNRS EIG. The Institute’s technological position is aimed at developing the instruments needed for this research (accelerators, magnets, detectors, electronics, engineering systems). These developments, carried out in close conjunction with industry, go well beyond the scientific community of the physics of the two infinites, with the institute being called on for its technologies by other scientific communities, at the heart of CEA. It aims to exploit its developments for various societal applications.
Ciel & Espace
Stand n°S 123
Ciel et Espace is the largest European magazine dedicated to Universe, astronomical and spatial news and the practice of sky's observation. Edited by the French Association of Astronomy (AFA) since 1947 it is animated by a team of professional scientific journalists. It publishes nine issues a year and also news on its website. It organizes conferences and Space Meetings, observation and discovery trips, and the famous "Nuits des étoiles", which gather millions of people during shooting star rains. It produces podcasts and videocasts, and associates itself with all the operations which value the free and disinterested discovery of the results of the astronomical research as the practice of the leisure of discovery in the nature.
From science to society
Stand n°S 116
FEMTO-ST is one of the largest French academic research institute affiliated to the CNRS and exploring the broad field of engineering and applied physics sciences, with nearly 750 active members. It is characterized by strong cross-disciplinary research activities, easily involving two or more among its 7 scientific department (robotics, computer science, energy, mechanics, micro-nano-science and systems, optics, and time-frequency metrology), but also connecting medical sciences and environmental sciences beyond its original scientific domains. It is ranked with the best mark A+ by the national research evaluation system, it is often active in niche scientific domains, which contributions often reach worldwide state of the art achievements. It operates 10 technology platforms, among which clean room facilities for micro-nano-fabrication. Its research activities are thus often based on experimental demonstration, exploring whether fundamental or applied topics. These topics are naturally oriented toward industrial innovations, which are structurally pushed by the presence, immersed inside the institute, of a private-law and non-profit Foundation. The Foundation business unit called FEMTO-Engineering is thus dedicated to the climbing of the TRL (Technology Readiness Levels) ladder for various research findings obtained by FEMTO-ST, targeting specific Deep-Tech innovations. On average, more than one spin-off creation happens every year.
Institut Henri Poincaré
Mathematics and theoretical physics
The Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP) was inaugurated in 1928 by Émile Borel to promote exchanges between French and foreign mathematicians. Over the years, the institute has hosted the world's leading researchers in mathematics and theoretical physics (Einstein for example) while developing links with the public: film club, public conferences, school activities, documentaries, exhibitions. The IHP film club, "Univers Convergents", hosted at the Grand Action cinema, offers free monthly evenings with scientific themed films followed by a decoding with researchers. It will begin its 7th edition in 2020, after its team will have contributed to the programming of the Timeworld selection of movies about time, screened in Parisian cinemas. By 2021, the IHP will evolve into a House of Mathematics open to new missions: still hosting leading research activities, it will promote exchanges between researchers and society. In a mediation area of over 600m2, it will introduce non-specialist audiences to the vast universe of mathematics, researcher's portraits, fascinating phenomena related to mathematics and their interactions with computer science, physics, biology, art...
Earth, Life and Human Sciences
Stand n°S 122
At the crossroads between earth, life and human sciences, the muséum focuses on nature and its relationship with the human race on a daily basis, and has done so for almost 400 years. The muséum is steeped in history, yet at the heart of current affairs, and is also working for the future… Today, many different professions exist side by side at the Muséum. Teacher-researchers hunting down knowledge to make scientific progress, taxidermists devoted to giving back power, movement and expression to specimens in the collections, gardeners rising to the challenge of growing plants from different climates in the alpine garden, electricians, carpenters, reception assistants, vets, museologists… all working with the same passion and with one single aim - to further explore and promote nature in order to protect it better.
Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
Historical and cultural heritage
Located within Europe’s leading business aviation airport Paris-Le Bourget, the Museum of Air and Space is one of the world’s finest aviation museums, both for the wealth of its collections and long history. It features an incredible collection of more than 400 aircraft, 150 of which are on display, from the very first aeroplanes to the Breguet 19 “Point d’Interrogation”, the Spitfire and Concorde.
Bridging the past and the future, the prestigious Museum of Air and Space is a lively place, holding events throughout the year, regularly acquiring items for the collection, hosting activities for all-including Planète Pilote for children and being hired for various events and for filming.
The Museum of Air and Space is also a site museum. In fact, Le Bourget is a place that all aviation heroes have been through, including Charles Lindbergh. It is the birthplace of commercial aviation and includes buildings that are themselves of great cultural interest, like the terminal building with its Art Deco architecture.
Video game - Dual Universe
Novaquark’s goal is to create the first virtual online civilization, enabling potentially millions of players to shape and share a metaverse of their own, together, at a scale never seen before. A world with meaning, where everything you do matters and has a permanent impact. Novaquark, composed of veterans from Sony, Apple, CCP Games, Epic Games and Bioware, is on a mission to bring a new generation of MMO through science, expertise and technological innovation. Dual Universe is a Continuous Single-Shard sandbox MMORPG taking place in a vast fully editable Sci-Fi universe, focusing on emergent gameplay with player-driven in-game economy, politics, trade and warfare.
Samu social international
Samusocial International is a French association of international solidarity , founded in 1998 by Dr. Emmanuelli, with the mission to support the creation and development of services for people experiencing social exclusion in major cities worldwide. Its network is currently made up of 18 samusocial and associated services, nine of them specialising in the issues of children and young people on the street. All Samusocial entities adhere to common principles, set out in a Charter and a Professional Code of Conduct, and share a common method of intervention based on permanence, mobility, professionalism, multidisciplinarity and networking.
Société Astronomique de France
To make known and practice astronomy, in all its richness and diversity, this is the vocation of the SAF "Société astronomique de France" aka French astronomical Society, founded by Camille Flammarion. This definition covers the activities carried out by the many active members of the oldest astronomy association in France: courses, conferences, special groups, publications, library, workshop, observation sessions, astronomy courses.