The members of the unit are actively involved in the Journées Math-Sciences, organised each year at UMONS to expose secondary-school students to recent scientific developments via stimulating conferences and labs.

In this page you can find information about other popularisation activities (conferences, texts and podcasts) often organised in collaboration with MUMONS. Enjoy!


Texts and podcasts

The Big Bang Theory

Podcast by Nicolas Boulanger (in French) explaining the basics of String Theory, Sheldon’s main research topic.

Alice et le Pendule : au pays des variables actions-angles

Article by Nicolas Boulanger and Fabien Buisseret (in French) describing the evolution and the tools of classical mechanics by looking at the Foucault pendulum in the collégiale Sainte-Waudru of Mons via Alice’s eyes. A journey from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” to the principles of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics!


Conferences & debates

Conferences organised or given by the members of the unit (in French):

  • Futuro Gentile, round table discussion with the architect and designer Michele De Lucchi, the public-health specialist Fanny Brunin, the physicist Andrea Campoleoni and the chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre, moderated by Marie Pok. Organised by the Italian Cultural Institute and the CID Grand-Hornu in the context of the expositions Futuro Gentile and Fare Luce. Bruxelles, 9 March 2023.
  • Les symétries de jauge en physique moderne !, online conference given by Jordan François, scientific collaborator of the unit, on the MUMONS YouTube channel, 25 May 2022.
  • Origine et défis de la théorie des cordes, conference given by Gabriele Veneziano (Collège de France and CERN) and Marios Petropoulos (École polytechnique, Palaiseau) on the origin and challenges of String Theory, with a music interlude by Sophie Ackermann and Nicolas Deletaille, Mons, 9 October 2019.
  • Physique quantique, Ressentiment démocratique et Contrats intelligents, discussion in the radio broadcast “Les Éclaireurs” on La Première, with Andrea Campoleoni, Caroline Close, Patrick Saerens and moderated by Fabienne Vande Meerssche, 26 January 2019.