Date: 14.06.2022

Invitation to Sounds of Science

The event will take place on June 23, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the National House in Vinohrady and is organized by the French Embassy and the French Institute in Prague. The event will feature three French nobelists (Jean-Marie Lehn - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Jean Tirole - Nobel Prize in Economics, Thomas Ebbesen - Kavli Prize for Nanosciences) and will be accompanied by French pianist and composer Karol Beffa. The event will be moderated in English by Daniel Stach.

In case of interest, please contact Pavla Votrubová -, line: 5403

The French Embassy in the Czech Republic and the French Institute in Prague are organizing a general public scientific conference called “Sounds of Science” on June 23rd, 2022. This exceptional event will bring together three leading French scientists: 

They will present the latest scientific concepts in their respective disciplines in an accessible way for the general public, from high school students to researchers.

A musical performance by the renowned French pianist, composer and musicologist Karol Beffa will complement this scientific programme, including the screening of a 1920 silent movie by René Clair, "Paris qui dort/ The Crazy Ray", with improvised piano accompaniment.

This event will be held in English.

Moderator: Daniel Stach (Česká televize).

Tentative programme:

[17:00 – 17:15] Welcome addresses:

  • Mr Alexis Dutertre, Ambassador of France to the Czech Republic
  • Ms Eva Zažímalová, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Ms Milena Králíčková, Rector of the Charles University
  • Mr Pavel Matějka, Rector of the University of Chemistry and Technology

[17:15 – 17:45] Presentation by Prof. Jean-Marie LEHN and discussion

[17:45 – 17:50] Musical performance by Karol Beffa

[17:50 – 18:20] Presentation by Prof. Jean TIROLE and discussion

[18:20 – 18:30] Musical performance by Karol Beffa

[18:30 – 19:00] Break

[19:00 – 19:30] Presentation by Prof. Thomas EBBESEN and discussion

[19:30 – 20:30] Screening of the French silent science fiction comedy "Paris qui dort/ The Crazy Ray"; directed by René Clair, with improvised piano accompaniment by Karol Beffa.

In case of interest, please contact Pavla Votrubová -, line: 5403




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