TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
SYNERGIES OF THE MIND
By the combined efforts of people working at the crossection of different academic backgrounds and efficient communication, we can facilitate the successful advancement and dissemination of knowledge amongst diverse disciplines, such as those represented by our community (Sorbonne University).
This event aims to showcase, encourage and develop fruitful collaborations between different branches of knowledge, allowing us to reach out to each other and to mutually enrich our understanding.
The Sorbonne University (SorbonneU) was unified in 2018 as an assemblage of science, medicine and literature faculties. It therefore has many, as yet untapped, interdisciplinary opportunities.
We conceived of this TEDx event to catalyse these potential endeavours by inviting our local audience, which represents the broad range of our disciplines, to listen, understand and share the fruits of these interfaces.
The topics to be presented range from the role of musical storytelling in our perception of what is possible, to the development of business ideas in academia and their relationship to environmental awareness. We will hear of the application of philosophy and ethics to prosthetics and to the emergent field of artificial intelligence .
After the talks, we will provide a space for further discussions and exchanges.
To promote a global perspective, we intend that the event will:
Recognise the importance of welcoming international students even if they have not mastered the French language.
Motivate researchers to learn from new, potentially fruitful branches of intellectual exploration besides their own to expand their horizons.
Encourage entrepreneurship in academic environments.
Promote environmental responsibility and awareness by discussing the challenges that technology/science cannot overcome without a change in our everyday habits.
Take a look and enjoy!
To talk or not to talk
The price of becoming a cyborg
Biodegradability for a sustainable society
The power of the whole story
Friday, 18th October, 2019
Doors open: 17:30.
The conference starts at 18:00 and will be followed by cocktails.
Sorbonne Université Campus Pierre et Marie Curie
4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France.
Hall de réception du CICSU (centre international de conférences de Sorbonne Université) salle 102, access tower 44
Metro ligne 7 et 10. Arrêt Jussieu.
Limited number of tickets.
Full price: 15€
Reduced price for Sorbonne University students and staff: 10€
Mathias is a PhD student studying statistical physics at the LPTMC laboratory, Sorbonne Université. He graduated from the ENS-ICFP master's program in quantum physics in 2016, and is also a founding member and the vice-president of The Lutetium Project, an award-winning YouTube channel that aims at showcasing beautiful and little-known areas of experimental physics.
Knowing the full story can change our world view
Amy is a musician, music historian and an educator. She earned a master's degree in music history and vocal performance. Her Bachelors degree focuses on music education. Amy has written curriculum material aimed at transforming the music education experience from being passive to experiential and active. She believes that helping other people tell their stories is just as important as telling her own. Amy is in her third year of doctoral studies in musicology at Sorbonne Université, where she sees her research as a means to understand and effect social change.
The price of becoming a cyborg
Dr. Nathanaël Jarrassé is a permanent CNRS research scientist at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics of Sorbonne Université in Paris.
He researches the improvement of the physical human-robot interaction (pHRi) for neuromotor rehabilitation and assistance applications to further embodiment of technological devices. He is especially interested in the natural control of wearable or interacting robotic devices, the physical coupling between robotic devices and the human body, and the analysis of human sensorimotor control and interactive behaviours. He is also interested in the Ethical, Legal and Societal (ELS) issues in medical and assistive robotics.
To talk or not to talk, that is the question
After a preparatory class in literature and social sciences and a master's degree in media and communication at Celsa, Clotilde started a thesis in information and communication sciences. She studied conversational scenarios created for robots and the development of the personality of artificial intelligent virtual assistants. This background has made Clotilde very interested in the potential consequences of human language being used to interact with non-sentient objects.
Clean chemistry for a better world
Dr. Cyrille Pauthenier obtained his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Sorbonne Université. In 2014, he co-founded Abolis Biotechnologies, with the goal of producing complex molecules using methods than that are more environmentally friendly than chemical synthesis processes. His team combines molecular biology with robotics, informatics, and analytical chemistry to research eco-friendly alternatives for materials production.
Association of volunteers of Sorbonne University
Eléonore Ferrier (France):
PhD candidate at ISIR (Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique), Sorbonne Université, applying human sciences and philosophy in the field of robotics.
Phd project: “Assistance to learning in robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery”.
Pauline Monnot (France):
PhD candidate at the Institut de Biologie Paris Seine (IBPS) and the Institut Curie, working at the interface between biology and physics studying the role of mechanical forces in neuronal development.
PhD project : “Role of mechanical forces in the formation of neuronal circuit in vivo”.
Jennifer Durant (Colombia)
PhD candidate in Developmental and molecular biology working at the Institut de Biologie Paris Seine (IBPS). Her activities include fitness, teaching, and dancing.
PhD project: “ Role of Hox transcription factors and TALE cofactors in the control of pax8 expression in renal precursors of the Xenopus pronephros development”
Gregory Page (UK)
PhD candidate in Theoretical Physics at the LPTMC lab. His work focuses on understanding the role of geometry in dynamical systems. His other activities include teaching, music making and tango dancing.
PhD project: “Stochastic models of blocking phenomena”
Mario Arico (Italy)
PhD candidate at ISIR, Sorbonne Université, focusing on robotic guidance for neurosurgery.
PhD project: “Robotic assistance for minimally invasive surgery”
If you want to be part of this organizing team, contact us ! We will be really happy to share this amazing experience with other students or staff from Sorbonne Université !