“Research and complexity, between vertigo and wonder”


In addition to the infinitely large and the infinitely small, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced a third infinity, the infinitely complex.

What scientific, philosophical or spiritual discipline can escape this growing complexity? How do researchers approach this reality to perceive all its facets and their interactions? How do they integrate the notions of uncertainty and incompleteness that appeared with quantum physics? How does the question of ethics arise in the field of research? The question of uncertainty, risk and gambling? What is the place of intuition in the progression of complex knowledge?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed during this conference with the help of some passionate researchers in the fields of nuclear physics, biology, astrophysics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, sociology, spirituality …


Meeting at the Centre Sèvres, 35 bis rue de Sèvres – 75006 Paris