Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires


ightScience is a FREE and OPEN event organized by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (CRI in Paris).This event gathers each year researchers, hackers and education innovators to share their approaches and experience on building new ways to achieve better knowledge construction and transmission.


ightScience 2015 invites you to reflect on “Equitable Access to Scientific Research and Education” in the light of Low Cost Technologies and Frugal Innovation.

NightScience 2015 will be held on the 10th and 11th of July 2015 at the CRI, 8-10 rue Charles V, 75004, Paris.


Why “NightScience” ?

“Science has in fact two aspects. Day science involves reasoning as articulated as gears, results that have the strength of certainty. Aware of its style, proud of its past, sure of its future, the science of days advances in the light.

Night Science, on the contrary, wanders in the dark. It hesitates, stumbles, falls. Questioning everything, it is searching itself endlessly, combining, associating myriads of hypothesis, assumptions still in the form of vague hunches, projects barely taken shape.

Nothing guarantees its successes, its ability to survive the tests of Logic and experiments, but sometimes thanks to intuition, instinct and the will to discover, as a lightning it illuminates more than a thousand suns…”

– Taken from François Jacob, The Statue Within.

The ecological, economical and health challenges that we will face in the next decades urges us to step up efforts to increase science literacy and provide citizens with tools to make sense of the world around them.

STEM education studies have shown that digital technologies and hands-on experiment with scientific equipment  are good ways to improve science education and popularisation, but they are still too expansive to be accessible to the communities that need them the most, such as the people living in developing countries and educative organizations.

Because money shouldn’t be an hindrance to scientific research and outreach, a lot of people around the world are developing low-cost and digital solutions to make science and research accessible to all.

Join NightScience 2015 to meet some of these fantastic people and learn more on DIY, open, frugal, hands-on, collaborative and citizen science !

NightScience is FREE and OPEN to all, please register here.

For more information, please get in touch at nightscience@cri-paris.org

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