Uncertainty: 5th Night of the ENS - PSL

Nuit de l'ENS incertitude

One word defines our time, our challenges, our expectations: Uncertainty. With its large open-air stage and dozens of conferences and debates to discover, grasp and get to know the notion of uncertainty, this fifth Night has all the makings of a festival. True to the spirit of the Nights, the 2022 program includes leading figures from all fields of research, the arts and the world of ideas.

If one had to describe the last two years in one word, uncertainty would probably come to mind, and it is also the theme that ENS-PSL has chosen for this Night after missing for two years. Producing knowledge, making Sciences, is a slow, patient, discreet process. And it is also most often a daytime process.

But during the Night of the ENS, everything is reversed. Knowledge is displayed, it becomes festive, turbulent and nocturnal.  The ENS-PSL offers a real musical journey that will combine concerts, improvised performances and recitals

On September 9, 2022, from 6 pm to midnight, 41 conferences, 7 workshops, 7 concerts and 1 play will be held. The École normale PSL does not only invites us to a mere Open Night, but to a real Festival. The 2022 program does not avoid any of the challenges of our time.

To shed light on them, the École's scientific community and all its partners join forces and offer various formats: conferences, debates, discussions, etc. Several sounds that can be heard during the Night:

  • Pierre Fleury's Duo for piano and cello, the jazzy pulsations of saxophonist Sylvain Rifflet
  • improvize performances by pianist Johan Farjot, a recital of melodies and lieder by Malo Courbaron
  • a performance by the Philéa ensemble and a concert by the ENS choir
  • More than fifty prominent women and men will engage in discussion with the Night's festival-goers. Visitors will have the chance to talk with some of the brighest figures of the time: physicist Marc Mézard, oceanographer and climatologist Sabrina Speich, chemist Zoher Gueroui, author and director Antonin Baudry, economist Pierre Jacquet, and molecular simulation specialist and president of Université PSL, chemist Alain Fuchs, to name only a few.

In the arts, theater lovers will be delighted. The uncertainty of love will be the main theme of their evening, with an exceptional performance of Le Misanthrope, directed by Léonore Darrobers, starting at 9:00 pm. It will be preceded by a debate with directors who have all confronted Molière's work, and followed by a stage-side performance with the artists who will be performing that evening at the Théâtre Nicole Loraux.

9 September 2022
Campus - Conférence
École normale supérieure - PSL

Entry is free of charge

ENS-PSL, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005
2022-09-09 18:00 2022-09-09 24:00 Europe/Paris Uncertainty: 5th Night of the ENS - PSL ENS-PSL, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005