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Kitchen table physics

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  00:52:00  2003  Sound

Filmed in a small village in the southern Alps where he spends his family holidays, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes presents himself both personally and as a scientist in a series of interviews interspersed with scenes of everyday life and some simple manipulations through which he explains the major principles of physics on which he has worked.
It was the field of polymer science which made him famous: he received the Nobel Prize for physics in 1991.
De Gennes also addresses more general social questions, such as the problem of lack of interest in science among young people, the origins of life, and the relations between science and religion.

Producer : CNRS Images Média
Author : SEVASTOS Gilles
Director : SEVASTOS Gilles
Scientific referent : GENNES Pierre-Gilles de
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation de photographies d'archives en noir et blanc.
Interventions en son direct. Musique (Vintage Jazzmen of France).
Date of broadcasting10/10/2005 (France 5)





Technical Sheet
Item No.1090
PublicTeaching ; Large audience
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
Delivery supportBeta SP ; DV Cam