Philippe Blanchard

  • Mais qu'est-ce qui fait courir Nicolas Lemonnier ?En postant sur Facebook la photo d'un déchet qu'il avait ramassé lors de sa sortie jogging, Nicolas Lemonnier était loin d'imaginer qu'il susciterait autant de réactions. Et pourtant, ce fut le tout début d'une belle histoire ! En janvier 2016, il crée un groupe Facebook, RUN ECO TEAM, une initiative qui sera très vite saluée et relayée par Mark Zuckerberg lui-même !Avec un geste simple, on peut changer le monde... 1 run = 1 déchet

  • Cet ouvrage est une réédition numérique d'un livre paru au XXe siècle, désormais indisponible dans son format d'origine.

  • This edited book presents the problems of time and direction from an interdisciplinary point of view, concentrating in particular on the following relations:o Time and physics
    o Time, philosophy and psychology
    o Time, mathematics and information theoryIt is a unique contribution by philosophers and scientists who are active in mathematics, physics, biology, engineering, information theory and psychology. Questions such as the existence of a Big Bang, the neurobiological basis regarding the coexistence of free will and determinism, intercultural aspects of time, mathematical models of time, psychopathological features of time, and micro reversibility versus macroscopic irreversibility are studied. It also provides a truly interdisciplinary study of the problematic 'arrow of time'.

  • This book gives a general view of sequence analysis, the statistical study of successions of states or events. It includes innovative contributions on life course studies, transitions into and out of employment, contemporaneous and historical careers, and political trajectories. The approach presented in this book is now central to the life-course perspective and the study of social processes more generally.This volume promotes the dialogue between approaches to sequence analysis that developed separately, within traditions contrasted in space and disciplines. It includes the latest developments in sequential concepts, coding, atypical datasets and time patterns, optimal matching and alternative algorithms, survey optimization, and visualization.Field studies include original sequential material related to parenting in 19th-century Belgium, higher education and work in Finland and Italy, family formation before and after German reunification, French Jews persecuted in occupied France, long-term trends in electoral participation, and regime democratization.Overall the book reassesses the classical uses of sequences and it promotes new ways of collecting, formatting, representing and processing them. The introduction provides basic sequential concepts and tools, as well as a history of the method. Chapters are presented in a way that is both accessible to the beginner and informative to the expert.

  • Der 4. Juli 2012 stellt ein historisches Datum für das Europäische Kernforschungszentrum CERN in Genf dar: die Verkündung der Entdeckung des letzten, vorhergesagten, noch fehlenden und lange gesuchten Elementarteilchens, des Higgs-Bosons. Ein Jahr später kommen im Rahmen der Konferenz des Zentrums  für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) in Bielefeld eine Vielzahl der mit dem Großprojekt am CERN verbundenen Wissenschaftler zusammen, um nicht nur über die Entdeckung des Teilchens, sondern vor allem über die Realisierung und Bedeutung eines derart ungeheuren Unterfangens für solch ein wissenschaftliches Großprojekt zu berichten.Der Generaldirektor des CERN, Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, liefert in seinem Erffnungsvortrag die Grundlage für die Diskussion der vielerlei Aspekte, die dabei ins Spiel kommen.So finden sich im vorliegenden Band zum einen Berichte über die Großforschung selbst: von der Entdeckung des Higgs-Teilchens über die Erforschung des Quark-Gluon-Plasmas und die Bedeutung von Theorien der Neuen Physik, wie der Supersymmetrie, bis hin zur Gefahr durch Schwarze Mikrolcher. Zum anderen werden Themen werden Themen wie der Bau und die Finanzierung von Großprojekten, wie dem LHC am CERN oder dem FAIR in Darmstadt, näher beleuchtet. Darüber hinaus bereichern Beiträge über die philosophischen Aspekte und kulturellen bzw. gesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen der wissenschaftlichen Großforschung am LHC den interdisziplinären Austausch um weitere Perspektiven.Durch eine Vielzahl an Informationsboxen werden dem Leser relevante Hintergründe und die notwendigen physikalischen Sachverhalte nähergebracht.

  • Valuable insights into the extraction, production, and properties of a large number of natural and synthetic oxides utilized in applications worldwide from ceramics, electronic components, and coatings This handbook describes each of the major oxides chronologically-starting from the processes of extraction of ores containing oxides, their purification and transformations into pure alloyed powders, and their appropriate characterization up to the processes of formation of 2D films by such methods as PVD, CVD, and coatings by thermal spraying or complicated 3D objects by sintering and rapid prototyping. The selection of oxides has been guided by the current context of industrial applications. An important point that is considered in the book concerns the strategic aspects of oxides. Some oxides (e.g. rare earth ones) become more expensive due to the growing demand for them, others, because of the strategic importance of countries producing raw materials and the countries that are using them. Industrial Chemistry of Oxides for Emerging Applications provides readers with everything they need to know in 7 chapters that cover: technical and economical importance of oxides in present and future; fundamentals of oxides manufacturing; extraction, properties, and applications of Al2O3; extraction, properties, and applications of ZrO2; synthesis, properties, and applications of YBaCu2O7x; extraction, properties, and applications of TiO2; and synthesis, properties, and application of hydroxyapatite.  Presents the extraction, production, and properties of a large fraction of oxides applications worldwide, both natural as well as synthetic multi-oxides Covers a very important segment of many industrial processes, such as refractories and piezoelectric oxides-both applications constituting very large market segments Developed from a lecture course given by the authors for over a decade Industrial Chemistry of Oxides for Emerging Applications is an excellent text for university professors and teachers, and graduate and postgraduate students with a solid background in physics and chemistry.

  • Most networks and databases that humans have to deal with contain large, albeit finite number of units. Their structure, for maintaining functional consistency of the components, is essentially not random and calls for a precise quantitative description of relations between nodes (or data units) and all network components. This book is an introduction, for both graduate students and newcomers to the field, to the theory of graphs and random walks on such graphs. The methods based on random walks and diffusions for exploring the structure of finite connected graphs and databases are reviewed (Markov chain analysis). This provides the necessary basis for consistently discussing a number of applications such diverse as electric resistance networks, estimation of land prices, urban planning, linguistic databases, music, and gene expression regulatory networks.