Fondation Cournot

 

SEMINARS

The Foundation organizes transdisciplinary seminars focused on the role of probability in the sciences.

 

Udo Rehfeldt: A Historical Analysis of Transnational Company Agreements

Udo Rehfeldt2 April 2015 – 6 pm
Maison des Sciences Economiques
106-112 boulevard de l’Hôpital, Paris XIIIe (Métro Campo Formio)
6th Floor

Speaker: Udo Rehfeldt (Institut de recherches économiques et sociales)
Commentators: Arnaud Mias (University Paris-Dauphine) and Bernard Gazier (Cournot Centre; University Paris I)



Han Wang: How to Identify an Object Using Electric or Acoustic Sense

Han Wang

12 March 2015 – 6:30 pm
Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST)
13 rue du Four, Paris 6e (Métro Mabillon ou Saint Germain des Près)
2nd Floor

Speaker: Han Wang (Ecole poytechnique)
Commentator: Anouk Barberousse (CNRS; University of Lille I)


Laure Dumaz: Where Does a Random Walk Lead? The Case of a Clever Self-repelling Burglar

Laure-Dumaz_12-02-201512 February 2015 – 6 pm
Ecole normale supérieure
45 rue d’Ulm, Rataud Wing, Room U
Paris 75005

Speaker: Laure Dumaz (University of Cambridge)
Commentator: Vincent Danos (CNRS; University of Edinburgh)

 

Burak Okumus: Counting in Single Cells

Burak Okumus19 January 2015
University of Edinburgh

Speaker: Burak Okumus (Harvard University)
Commentator: Meriem el Karoui (University of Edinburgh)

 

 

 

 

Gilles Raveaud: Three Kinds of Crisis, Three Ways Out: Viewpoints from the Disciples of Keynes, Polanyi and Marx

Gilles Raveaud27 November 2014 – 6 pm
Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST)
13 rue du Four, Paris 6e (Métro Mabillon ou Saint Germain des Près)
2nd Floor

Speaker: Gilles Raveaud (University of Paris VIII)
Commentator: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (University of Paris I)


 

Presentation Jean-Bernard Chatelain_27-11-2014 (219.3 KiB)

 

Thomas Boulier: What We Can Learn from the Electric Sense of Fish

Thomas Boulier25 June 2014 – 6 pm
Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST)
13 rue du Four, Paris 6e (Métro Mabillon ou Saint Germain des Près)
2nd Floor

Speaker: Thomas Boulier (Ecole polytechnique)
Commentator: Guillaume Lecointre (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle)


 

 

Aurélien Saussay: Can the U.S. Shale Revolution Be Duplicated in Europe?

aurelien saussay27 May 2014 – 6 pm
The Chevalier Room, Ecoles des Mines
60 boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 6e (RER Luxembourg)

Speaker: Aurélien Saussay (OFCE)
Commentators: Jean-Louis Beffa (Lazard, Cournot Foundation) et Jérôme Gleizes (Université Paris XIII)

Presentation Aurélien Saussay_27-05-2014 (1.8 MiB)

Elham Kashefi: Quantum Turing Testing

elham kashefi30 April 2014 – 6 pm
The Chevalier Room, Ecoles des Mines
60 boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 6e (RER Luxembourg)

Speaker: Elham Kashefi (University of Edinburgh, CNRS)
Commentator: Damian Markham (CNRS)

Frédéric Ghersi: The Role of Economic Models in Low-carbon Policymaking

photo_frédéric ghersi17 March 2014 – 6 pm
The Chevalier Room, Ecole des Mines
60 boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 6e (RER Luxembourg)

Speaker: Frédéric Ghersi (CNRS, CIRED)
Commentator: Bruno Bensasson (GDF Suez Energie France)

 

 

 

 

 

Jérôme Créel: The Nature of Oil Shocks Matters

photo_jérôme_créel_cc30 January 2014 – 6 pm
Speaker: Jérôme Créel (OFCE/Sciences Po Paris)
Commentator: Frédéric Ghersi (CNRS, CIRED)

Presentation_Jérôme Créel (967.2 KiB)

Presentation_comments_Frédéric Ghersi (81.0 KiB)

 

 

 

 

 

Elizaveta Archanskaia: Proximity as a Source of Comparative Advantage

Archanskaia_photo28 November 2013 – 6 pm
Speaker: Elizaveta Archanskaia (KU Leuven)
Commentator: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (University Paris I)

Presentation_Elizaveta Archanskaia (253.4 KiB)

Presentation_Jean-Bernard Chatelain (49.1 KiB)

Xavier Ragot: Does France Have a Productive Model?

xavier_ragot_seminar24 October 2013 – 6 pm
Speaker: Xavier Ragot (CNRS)
Commentator: Robert Boyer (Institute of the Americas)

Presentation_Xavier Ragot_24-10-13 (905.9 KiB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josselin Garnier: Correlation-based Imaging in Random Media

remi_1

23 September 2013, 4 pm
Presented by the Schools of Informatics, GeoSciences and The Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Speaker: Josselin Garnier (University Paris VII and the Cournot Centre)

Présentation Josselin Garnier (1.0 MiB)

Robert Boyer and Xavier Timbeau: Exiting Deflation: When and How?

Xavier_t216 May 2013 – 6 pm
Speakers: Robert Boyer (Institute of the Americas, Paris) and Xavier Timbeau (OFCE, Paris)
Commentator: Gilles Raveaud (University of Paris VIII)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent Danos: Can Energy Be Reduced to Probability? Biology between Statistical Physics and Computer Programming

vincent-danos_p25 April 2013 – 6 pm
Speaker: Vincent Danos (University of Edinburgh)

Rémi Catellier: Making Noise to Hear Better? Regularization by Noise in Analysis

remi_1

24 January 2013 – 6pm
Speaker: Rémi Catellier (University of Paris – Dauphine)
Commentator: Laurent Mazliak (Probabilities and Random Models Laboratory, University of Paris VI & VII)

Johan Paulsson: The Universality of Probabilty Methods: The Case of Systems Biology

Johan Paulsson10 September 2012 – 6pm
Speaker: Johan Paulsson (Harvard Medical School)
Commentators: Josselin Garnier (Université Paris-VII) and Guillaume Lecointre (MNHN)

Raul Fernandez-Lopez: Is Probability Redefining Biology?

raul_web28 March 2012 – 11am
Harvard Medical School
Speaker: Raul Fernandez-Lopez (Harvard)

Xavier Timbeau: A State of Macroeconomics: Is Economics already Probabilistic?

timbeau29 February 2012 – 6pm
Speaker: Xavier Timbeau (OFCE)
Commentator: Michel Juillard (Banque de France)

Présentation Xavier Timbeau (452.8 KiB)

Francesca Merlin: The Probabilistic Shift in Biology

francesca-merlin26 January 2012 – 6 pm
Speaker: Francesca Merlin (University of Leuven)

Pierre-Henri Gouyon: Information and Probability in Biology

pierre-henri-gouyon17 November 2011
Speaker: Pierre-Henri Gouyon (Muséum d’histoire naturelle)

Josselin Garnier: Noise from a Stochastic Perspective

garnier_portrait_220 October 2011
Speaker: Josselin Garnier (Université Paris VII)
Commentator: Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)

Imaging with Ambient Noise

Laurent Mazliak: The Emergence of French Probabilistic Statistics

alain_laurent29 September 2011 – 6 pm
Speaker: Laurent Mazliak (Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires)
Commentator: Alain Desrosières

Glenn Shafer: Is Everything Stochastic?

glenn13 October 2010
Speaker: Glenn Shafer (Rutgers Business School)
Commentator: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)

Presentation Glenn Shafer (759.7 KiB)

 

 

Pascal Legendre: Quantification of the Brain

pascal330 September 2010
Speaker: Pascal Legendre (INSERM)
Commentator: Alain Desrosières (INSEE) and Jean-Philippe Lachaux (INSERM)

 

Alexander Waibel: Computer Science as a Probability Science: the Case of Speech Recognition

alex68 July 2010
Speaker: Alexander Waibel (Carnegie Mellon University)
Commentators: Jean-Marie Pierrel (Université de Nancy-II) and Franck Varenne (Université de Rouen / C.N.R.S.)

 

 

 

Jean-Bernard Chatelain: Spurious Regressions

jb527 May 2010
Speaker: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (University of Paris-I)
Commentator: Xavier Ragot (Banque de France)

 

 

 

Thierry Martin: What Do Probability Applications Say About Their Meaning?

thierry-martin18 March 2010
Speaker: Thierry Martin (IHPST, University of Besançon)
Commentator: Thomas Heams (Agroparistech)

Bernard Walliser: Probabilities of Probabilities

walliser121 January 2010
Speaker: Bernard Walliser (E.H.E.S.S.)
Commentator: Mikaël Cozic (E.N.S.)

 

 

André Orléan: The Keynesian Concept of Uncertainty

andre225 November 2009
Speaker: André Orléan (CNRS)
Commentator: Michèle Leclerc (EHESS)

Michel Armatte: Three Sources of Probability Calculations in the 18th Century

michel_armatte28 October 2009
Speaker: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)
Commentator: Pierre-Charles Pradier (University of Paris-I)

 

Pierre-Charles Pradier: The Probabilization of Risk

pierre-charles_pradier_web30 September 2009
Speaker: Pierre-Charles Pradier (Université Paris I)
Commentators: Yuri Biondi (C.N.R.S.) and Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)

 

Desiree Desierto and John Nye: An Economic Analysis of Panics

john_nye25 May 2009
Speakers: Desiree Desierto (University of the Philippines) and John Nye (George Mason University, Virginia)
Commentator: Xavier Ragot (C.N.R.S.)

Mikaël Cozic: Bayesian Confirmation Theory

mikael226 March 2009
Speaker: Mikaël Cozic (École Normale Supérieure)
Commentator: Brian Hill (G.R.E.G.H.E.C.)

 

Jérôme Sackur: Stochastic Models of Decision Making

jerome_sackur5 February 2009
Speaker: Jérôme Sackur (École Normale Supérieure)
Commentator: Catherine Tallon-Baudry (C.N.R.S.)

 

Alexis Bienvenu: Probabilism Theories: From Bayes to Reichenbach

alexis120 November 2008

Speaker: Alexis Bienvenu (I.H.P.S.T.)
Commentator: Bernard Walliser (E.H.E.S.S.)

Ted Honderich: Determinism & Freedom

ted116 October 2008
Speaker: Ted Honderich (University College London)
Commentator: Edouard Guinet (Philosopher, Académie de Paris)

Nicole El Karoui: The Autonomization of Probability as a Science: The Experience of a Probabilist

nicole218 September 2008
Speaker: Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)
Commentator: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)

 

Guillaume Lecointre: Probabilism in Natural History

guillaume_lecointre19 June 2008
Speakers: Guillaume Lecointre (French Natural History Museum) and Pierre Darlu (I.N.S.E.R.M.)
Commentator: Thierry Martin (University of Franche-Comté)

Isabelle Drouet: Probability Theories of Causality

drouet_kistler5 June 2008
Speaker: Isabelle Drouet (University of Pittsburgh)
Commentator: Max Kistler (University of Grenoble)

Thomas Heams: The Random Expression of Genes: Probability or Biological Parameter?

thomas_heams20 March 2008
Speaker: Thomas Heams (I.N.R.A.)
Commentator: Franck Varenne (C.N.R.S.)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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