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20th Wright Colloquium for science – 7–11 November

Don’t miss the public lectures organised by the University of Geneva in the framework of the 20th Wright Colloquium for science


The Wright Colloquium for science, held biennially at the University of Geneva since 1984, was founded by Dr. H. Dudley Wright with the aim of presenting the latest scientific findings to the general public and especially inspiring young people towards a scientific career.

The 2022 conferences take place from 7 to 11 November at 6:30 p.m. at Uni-Dufour (underground auditorium), 24 rue Général-Dufour, Geneva.
Free entrance.
Lectures in English with simultaneous translation into French.

Introduction to the 2022 edition:
Already in Greek antiquity, but probably elsewhere and at other times, humans wondered to what extent it was possible to break down objects, natural or not, into their primordial elements. One of these decompositions proposed that earth, water, fire and air were the four elements of which everything is constructed, but a fifth element seemed necessary to complete the picture: life. The Wright 2022 Conference takes these five elements and offers an original and kaleidoscopic look at our planet, Earth. Each of the elements, which the ancients considered fundamental, is part of the structure of our environment. Each one is familiar and yet each one conceals a richness that science of the last few years has allowed us to understand more fully. All are deeply interconnected. The understanding of the nature of these elements is essential to understand our environment, and to better preserve it by evaluating our actions.

For more information and to find out about the various conferences and events, go to: https://colloquewright.ch/en/.