UFAZ Guest Lectures 2018 / 2019 : Dr. Pierre Mounier-Kuhn on "The emergence of a new science"


EVENT PLACE: UFAZ Big Conference Hall

EVENT DATE: Sept. 10, 2018

EVENT TIME: 3 p.m.

The emergence of a new science 

Dr. Pierre Mounier-Kuhn, Historian, Researcher at CNRS & Sorbonne Université, adjunct professor of Sciences and Technology History at Ecole Centrale-Supélec

How do new sciences appear ? How academics develop, establish and legitimize a new discipline ? The problem of « innovation in science »is crucial not only for scholars in all fields, but also for university managers and leaders in technology policy. We will address it through the example of Computer Science, which hardly existed in 1960 and has become a dominant academic field in less than 50 years.