The use of anticipatory tools like numerical simulation and future scenarios for demonstration is frequently questioned by non-specialists for their related uncertainties, namely in the complex domains of Technosciences and Megaprojects. Beyond epistemic interests, the conference will focus on how current knowledge and uncertainties were framed, qualified, and rendered discussable among experts, decision-makers and diverse publics in different illustrative settings (climate sciences, nanotechnologies, nuclear waste disposal, crime control, prevention of floods…), with regard to confidence building and choice elaboration.
This interdisciplinary conference is organized by Andra and initiates the “Foreknowledge Assessment Series”, a series of regular meetings seeking to enhance the dialogue between scientists, policy actors, stakeholders and informed citizens.
Program Committee : Madeleine Akrich (Mines ParisTech), Luis Aparicio (Andra), Anne Bergmans (Universiteit Antwerpen), Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Soraya Boudia (Université Paris Descartes), Michel Callon (Mines ParisTech), Jean-Alain Heraud (Université de Strasbourg), Pierre-Benoît Joly (IFRIS), Saida Laârouchi Engström (SKB).
Peter Galison, Harvard University
PETER GALISON is the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University; Galison’s work explores the complex interaction between the three principal subcultures of physics--experimentation, instrumentation, and theory. He is also greatly concerned with the impact of technology on the self, and how this influences science, policy, and development. With Robb Moss, he directed “Secrecy” (2008, 81 minutes) and recently completed “Containment” (2015, premiered at Full Frame), about the need to guard radioactive materials for the 10,000 year future. This film will be screened and discussed in a specific session at the end of the Conference.
monday 12th december
tuesday 13th december
wednesday 14th december
Pierre-Marie Abadi(CEO of Andra),
Luis Aparicio (Program Committee, Andra)
Confidence and trust in long lasting perspectives – 1 (Chair: Pierre-Benoît Joly)
Participants: Bernd Grambow (Ecole des Mines de Nantes), Saïda Laârouchi Engström (SKB), Allison Macfarlane (George Washington U.), Frédéric Plas (Andra)
Regular registration ends in October
Fees include lunches and coffee breaks during the conference.
Late registration: 470 €
The banquet will take place on December 13 in "Le Musee du vin" (free visit included).