Gaia and Earth System Science: scientific, historical and philosophical perspectives - 24-25 March, Paris
Gaia and Earth System Science: scientific, historical and philosophical perspectives
IHPST - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - IPGP - GDR SAPIENV
Location: Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, 1 rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris, Amphithéâtre.
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)