MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French
Photo: Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Making science accessible to the general public by rewarding one or more authors for the quality of their works, this is the price objective.
Awarded for over ten years, the taste of science prize rewards the best works based on the accuracy of the data, the creativity in the design of the materials, the originality of the subjects or the pedagogical approaches. The objective is also to make science more open to citizens, with a democratic aim.
With the health crisis, researchers were put to the test and the need for science was also important for citizens: A taste for science is therefore all the more symbolic this year, whose nominees were selected from works published in 2020.
The nominees for the Adult Scientific Book Award
This award recognizes a work allowing a non-specialist audience to understand certain scientific advances, research and discoveries as well as their impact on the world.
Sardine eloquenceby Bill François (Fayard) takes an interest in science and history to support myths, anecdotes and scientific discoveries of the underwater world.
The power to healby Michel Raymond (HumenSciences) shows how important human relationships are in healing, starting with that with your doctor.
The Gene Odyssey by Evelyne Heyer (Flammarion) reveals the stages of populating the planet through the study of genes, taking concrete and historical examples.
The nominees for the Youth Scientific Book Prize
This prize rewards a literary work intended for 9-13 year olds to enable them to familiarize themselves with scientific questions.
Droppings, by Emmanuelle Grundmann and Giulia Lombardo (Fleurus) demonstrates the ecological value of the droppings of the living, contrary to what children might think.
The Birth of the World in One Hundred Episodes, by Bertrand Fichou and Florent Grattery (Bayard Jeunesse), unfolds over time: from the formation of the first atoms to the appearance of the first civilizations.
Sophie germain, by Sylvie Dodeller (Ecole des loisirs), tells the story of this pioneering mathematician of the 19th century.
Libraries participate in the selection of the youth award
Three works selected by the jury are submitted each year to a class of the La Cerisaie college in Charenton-le-pont, which selects the winner of this award.
Two libraries from Lot department join them in electing this year’s winner: the Pradines media library and the Labastide-Murat library with the creation of two groups of young people aged 9 to 13. This participation is part of the Cultivate your science project supported by the Lot department, the Carrefour des Sciences et des Arts association and the departmental library, the objective of which is to create bridges between public reading and scientific culture.
Composition of the jury
The jury for this 12th edition was made up of experts from the scientific and literary world: – Cyril Birnbaum, head of the Planetarium department at the City of Science and Industry and astrophotographer for the review Ciel et espace – Jean-Baptiste De Panafieu , scientific author – Guillaume Desbrosse, director of the rotunda, CCSTI of Saint-Etienne and President of AMCSTI – Pascal Deynat, doctor in ichthyology, attached to the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and head of the science sector of the Gibert Joseph bookstore Paris 13 – Jean Dhombres, mathematician, science historian and former director of studies at EHESS and CNRS – Pierre-Henri Gouyon, biologist, professor at the National Museum of Natural History – Marie-Charlotte Morin, doctor in biology, scientific theater author and actress – Fabrice Nicot, journalist in charge of physics and astrophysics for Sciences et Avenir – La Recherche – Valérie Puret, arts, culture and society book buyer at Cultura – C écile Ribault-Caillol, journalist at Radio France and actress – Marion Sabourdy, in charge of new media at La Casemate, the CCSTI of Grenoble – Yves Sacquin, researcher in particle physics at the Institute for Research on the Fundamental Laws of the Universe at CEA Saclay – Violaine Sautter, geologist at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, research director at CNRS and member of the Curiosity on Mars program.
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