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Gaia and Earth System Science: scientific, historical and philosophical perspectives - 24-25 March, Paris

23 March 2016
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Gaia and Earth System Science: scientific, historical and philosophical perspectives

IHPST - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - IPGP - GDR SAPIENV

Organizers: Philippe Huneman (philippe.huneman[AT]gmail[DOT]com) and Sébastien Dutreuil (seb.dutreuil[AT]gmail[DOT]com)

Location: Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, 1 rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris, Amphithéâtre.

PDF - Brochure of the programme.

Thursday, March 24th

13h30 – Welcome of participant

13h45 – General introduction – Philippe Huneman (IHPST) & Sébastien Dutreuil (Université Paris 1, IHPST)

14h00-14h50 – James Kasting (Penn State University) – Long-term stability of Earth's climate

14h50-15h40 – Andrew Watson (University of Exeter) – My voyage round Gaia


16h00-16h50 – Timothy Lenton (University of Exeter) – The evolution of Gaia – and of scientific thinking about the Earth system

16h50-17h40 – Donato Bergandi (MNHN)- The Gaian paradox between ontology, methodology and ethics


18h00 – Bruno Latour (Sciences Po)– Lovelock and Darwin, in which way can Gaia escape being one organism?

Friday, March 25th

9h00 – Welcome of participants

9h10-10h00 – Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther (University of California, Santa Cruz) – Lovelock, Wegener, and maps in scientific controversies

10h00-10h50 – Sébastien Dutreuil (Université Paris 1, IHPST) – Genealogy of Earth System Science: history of the Earth, geochemistry and Gaia


11h10-12h00 – Giulia Rispoli (MNHN) – Pre-gaian thinkers: Vladimir I. Vernadskij and the foundation of Biospherics


14h-14h50 – Ola Uhrqvist (University of Linköping) – Predicting GAIA - a history of the efforts to build one model to fit all.

14h50-15h40 – Laurent Bopp (LSCE) – On the use of Earth System Models in the last IPCC assessment report


16h00 – 16h50 – Chunglin Kwa (University of Amsterdam) - The changing logic of Big Science programs in ecology: From IBP to IGBP and how Gaia got lost on the way

16h50 – Catherine Larrère (Université Paris 1) – Gaïa ethics : is anthropocentrism back?


General discussion – Chair : Jean Gayon (Université Paris 1, IHPST)

Contact: seb.dutreuil[AT]gmail[DOT]com


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