The best of the Rencontres Montagnes & Sciences will take place on 27 May 2019 at the Forum des images in Paris.It is co-organized by the University Grenoble Alpes and the CNRS, as part of the organization’s 80th anniversary events. On the programme, screenings of scientific adventure films in the mountains, meetings with researchers and filmmakers, demonstrations and animations on stage.

The programming, adapted to all levels, is designed in collaboration with teachers, thus allowing a good integration into the school curricula.

Location : Forum des Images – 2 Rue du cinéma, 75001 Paris.

Among the films on the program :

Chamousset, le Chant des Pierres – Realization : Olivier Alexandre
In the south of the Vercors, a team of scientists discovered the note “sung” by a rocky scale. It reveals its mysteries, little by little, at the cost of human effort and technological prowess…

Cholet, la galerie des Merveilles – Realization : Yoann Perié
Carte blanche to director Yoann Perié. He proposes to join a very committed expedition, only a few kilometers from Grenoble to dive into the depths of the Earth, to discover an inaccessible world. Their objective: to come out alive.

Le glacier d’Argentière mis sur écoute – Realization : Pierre Parscau
Did you know that glaciers rustle ? To improve the diagnosis of glaciers under global warming, a team of scientists is developing a string of vibration sensors on their surface. As they would do with stethoscopes, they hope to capture the sound of the beating and the flow of water, which are evidence of the deep behaviour of the ice. No movement of the Argentière glacier should escape them.

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The Rencontres Montagnes et Sciences were initiated in 2014 and coordinated by Eric Larose, CNRS researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences (ISTerre) and Maurine Montagnat, CNRS researcher at the Institute of Geosciences and the Environment (IGE, formerly the Laboratory of Glaciology and Environmental Geophysics – LGGE). Since 2015, these meetings have been coordinated under the banner of the Association Montagnes et Sciences, an association under the law of 1901.