Science & Humor Contest

The Nanosciences Foundation supports the Image Competition organized by the Société Française de Physique

Theme : Show the science and researchers ’s life in an offbeat and humorous tone !

Budding and confirmed scientists, are invited to send your pictures (drawings, short comics, photographs) funniest and win many gifts !

To participate
Send your images to the address and specify your title and contact information (name, first name, postal address, date of birth, function / studies, telephone number).

Deadline for the receipt : May 2, 2017 included

The Godfather :
Professor of mathematics at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon and director of the Henri Poincaré Institute (UPMC / CNRS), the renowned mathematician Cédric Villani was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010. He becomes the spokesperson and ambassador for The French mathematical community with the media and politicians.
His main research topics are kinetic theory (the equations of Boltzmann and Vlasov and their variants), and optimal transport and its applications, an area in which he wrote the two reference books : Topics in Optimal Transportation (2003) ; Optimal Transport, old and new (2008).


  • The winners of the competition will win Foundation Nanosciences’s Prizes, a total value of 1000 €.
  • The submitted images (subject to the approval of the jury) will be exhibited at the General Congress of the SFP, which will take place from 3 to 7 July 2017 in Orsay.
  • The best images will be published in the magazine Science & Future and in the journals of the learned societies partners.
  • Numerous other gifts and prizes will be won : performances, books, magazines, comics etc.

The best images will be selected by the jury but also by the public, by electronic vote.

The award ceremony will take place during the week of the general congress of the SFP, in Orsay.

For more information, please visit the website.




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