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The role of probability in the sciences is a special focus of the Centre’s transdisciplinary research seminar, “The Probabilism Sessions”. Scientists present the development of the study of randomness in their disciplines, comparing definitions, methods and results. Augustin Cournot’s writings on probability theory serve as the source of inspiration.
12 March 2015 – 6:30 pm

How to Identify an Object Using Electric or Acoustic Sense

Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST), Paris 6e

Speaker: Han Wang (Ecole polytechnique)
Commentator: Anouk Barberousse (CNRS; University of Lille I)

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12 February 2015 – 6 pm

Where Does a Random Walk Lead? The Case of a Clever Self-repelling Burglar

Ecole normale supérieure 45, rue d’Ulm, aile Rataud - Paris Ve

Speaker: Laure Dumaz (University of Cambridge)
Commentator: Vincent Danos (CNRS; University of Edinburgh)

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19 January 2015

Counting in Single Cells

University of Edinburgh

Speaker: Burak Okumus (Harvard University)
Commentator: Meriem el Karoui (University of Edinburgh)

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27 November 2014 – 6 pm

Three Kinds of Crisis, Three Ways Out: Viewpoints from the Disciples of Keynes, Polanyi and Marx

Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST) 13, rue du Four - Paris 6e

Speaker: Gilles Raveaud (University of Paris VIII)
Commentator: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (University of Paris I)

Presentation Jean-Bernard Chatelain_27-11-2014 (219.3 KiB)

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Que proposent les contributeurs qui s’inscrivent dans l’héritage de ses trois auteurs ?

Une première approche est keynésienne, qui souhaite permettre au “circuit” de fonctionner à nouveau. Les solutions proposées consistent alors à stimuler l’investissement, notamment public, ainsi que le proposent, chacun à leur manière, l’OFCE, Yanis Varoufakis, ou Paul Krugman.

Une deuxième, inspirée de Karl Marx, a pour but de mettre fin à la domination de la finance. Il s’agit alors de permettre au travail de retrouver son rôle dominant face au capital, comme le proposent Les Économistes Atterrés, Michel Husson, Gérard Duménil et Dominique Lévy, ou, d’une certaine manière, Joseph Stiglitz.

Enfin, l’approche écologique, héritée de Karl Polanyi, propose de “démarchandiser l’économie”, ce qui implique, par exemple, de domestiquer la finance, de mettre en place des circuits d’échange courts, de développer l’économie sociale et solidaire (mutuelles, coopératives, associations…), et d’engager une réelle transition écologique. Il s’agit ici des travaux de Dominique Meda, Jean Gadrey, Alain Lipietz, ou Robert Costanza.



25 June 2014 – 6 pm

What We Can Learn from the Electric Sense of Fish

Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST) 13, rue du Four - Paris 6e

Speaker: Thomas Boulier (Ecole polytechnique)
Commentator: Guillaume Lecointre (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle)

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27 May 2014 – 6 pm

Can the U.S. Shale Revolution Be Duplicated in Europe?

La Salle Chevalier, Ecoles des Mines - 60, boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 6e

Speaker: Aurélien Saussay (OFCE)
Discutants : Jean-Louis Beffa (Lazard, Cournot Foundation) and Jérôme Gleizes (Université Paris XIII)

Presentation Aurélien Saussay_27-05-2014 (1.8 MiB)

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30 April 2014 – 6 pm

Quantum Turing Testing

La Salle Chevalier, Ecoles des Mines - 60, boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 6e

Speaker: Elham Kashefi (University of Edinburgh, CNRS)
Commentator: Damian Markham (CNRS)

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17 March 2014 – 6 pm

The Role of Economic Models in Low-carbon Policymaking

La Salle Chevalier, Ecoles des Mines - 60, boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 6e

Speaker: Frédéric Ghersi (CNRS, CIRED)
Commentator: Bruno Bensasson (GDF Suez Energie France)

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30 January 2014 – 6 pm

The Nature of Oil Shocks Matters

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Jérôme Créel (OFCE/Sciences Po Paris)
Commentator: Frédéric Ghersi (CNRS, CIRED)

Presentation_Jérôme Créel (967.2 KiB)

Presentation_comments_Frédéric Ghersi (81.0 KiB)

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28 November 2013 – 6 pm

Proximity as a Source of Comparative Advantage

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Elizaveta Archanskaia (KU Leuven)
Commentator: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (Université Paris I)

Presentation_Elizaveta Archanskaia (253.4 KiB)

Presentation_Jean-Bernard Chatelain (49.1 KiB)

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24 October 2013 – 6 pm

Does France Have a Productive Model?

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Xavier Ragot (CNRS)
Commentator: Robert Boyer (Institute of the Americas)

Presentation_Xavier Ragot_24-10-13 (905.9 KiB))

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23 September 2013, 4 pm

Correlation-based Imaging in Random Media

Centre Cournot - Paris

Presented by the Schools of Informatics, GeoSciences and The Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Speaker: Josselin Garnier (University Paris VII and the Cournot Centre)

Presentation_Josselin_Garnier_23-09-2013 (1.0 MiB)

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20 June 2013 – 6 pm

30 Years of Public–Private Partnerships: A Macroeconomic Assessment

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Frédéric Marty (CNRS)
Commentator: Jean Bensaïd (Caisse des dépôts et consignations – CDC)

Presentation_Frédéric Marty (2.3 MiB)

Presentation_Jean_Bensaid (266.6 KiB)

Article_PPP_Marty_Spindler (855.1 KiB)

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16 May 2013 – 6 pm

Exiting Deflation: When and How?

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speakers: Robert Boyer (Institute of the Americas, Paris) et Xavier Timbeau (OFCE)
Commentator: Gilles Raveaud (Université Paris VIII)

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25 April 2013 – 6 pm

Can Energy Be Reduced to Probability? Biology between Statistical Physics and Computer Programming

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Vincent Danos (University of Edinburgh)

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21 February 2013 – 6 pm

Co-determination and the Crisis

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Bernard Gazier (Université Paris I)

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24 January 2013 – 6pm

Making Noise to Hear Better? Regularization by Noise in Analysis

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Rémi Catellier (University of Paris – Dauphine)

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15 November 2012 – 3pm

Is Co-determination Compatible with French Capitalism?

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Robert Boyer (Institut des Amériques)
Discutants: Jean-Louis Beffa (Fondation Cournot) et Christophe Clerc (Pinsent-Masons)

Présentation Robert Boyer (2.0 MiB)

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17 October 2012 – 6pm

Co-determination à la française

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speakers: Christophe Clerc (Pinsent Masons) and Jean-Louis Beffa (Cournot Foundation, Banque Lazard)
Commentator: Udo Rehfeldt (Institut de recherches économiques et sociales)

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10 September 2012 – 6pm

The Universality of Probabilty Methods: The Case of Systems Biology

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Johan Paulsson (Harvard Medical School)
Discutants: Josselin Garnier (Université Paris-VII) et Guillaume Lecointre (MNHN)

28 March 2012 – 11am

Is Probability Redefining Biology?

Harvard Medical School

Speaker: Raul Fernandez-Lopez (Harvard)

29 February 2012 – 6pm

A State of Macroeconomics: Is Economics already Probabilistic?

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Xavier Timbeau (OFCE)
Commentator: Michel Juillard (Banque de France)

26 January 2012 – 6 pm

The Probabilistic Shift in Development Biology

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Francesca Merlin (University of Leuven)

Information and Probability in Biology

Information et probabilités en biologie

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Pierre-Henri Gouyon (Muséum d’histoire naturelle)

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20 October 2011

Noise from a Stochastic Perspective

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Josselin Garnier (Université Paris VII)
Commentator: Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)

Imaging with Ambient Noise

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29 September 2011 – 6 pm

The Emergence of French Probabilistic Statistics

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Laurent Mazliak (Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires)
Commentator: Alain Desrosières

13 October 2010

Is Everything Stochastic?

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Glenn Shafer (Rutgers Business School)
Commentator: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)

Presentation Glenn Shafer (759.7 KiB)

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30 September 2010

Quantification of the Brain

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Pascal Legendre (INSERM)
Commentator: Alain Desrosières (INSEE) et Jean-Philippe Lachaux (INSERM)

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8 July 2010

Computer Science as a Probability Science: the Case of Speech Recognition

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Alexander Waibel (Carnegie Mellon University)
Commentators: Jean-Marie Pierrel (Université de Nancy-II) et Franck Varenne (Université de Rouen / C.N.R.S.)

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27 May 2010

Spurious Regressions

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Jean-Bernard Chatelain (Université Paris-I)
Commentator: Xavier Ragot (Banque de France)



Prisme correspondant: Comment bien régresser : la statistique peut-elle se passer d’artefacts ?
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18 March 2010

What Do Probability Applications Say About Their Meaning?

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Thierry Martin (IHPST, University of Besançon)
Commentator: Thomas Heams (Agroparistech)

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21 January 2010

Probabilities of Probabilities

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Bernard Walliser (E.H.E.S.S.)
Commentator: Mikaël Cozic (E.N.S.)

25 November 2009

The Keynesian Concept of Uncertainty

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: André Orléan (CNRS)
Commentator: Michèle Leclerc (EHESS)

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28 October 2009

Three Sources of Probability Calculations in the 18th Century

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)
Commentator: Pierre-Charles Pradier (Université Paris-I)

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30 September 2009

The Probabilization of Risk

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Pierre-Charles Pradier (Université Paris I)
Commentators: Yuri Biondi (C.N.R.S.) et Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)

Prisme correspondant: Peut-on prendre des risques quand on n’est pas sûr de savoir ?

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25 May 2009

An Economic Analysis of Panics

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speakers: Desiree Desierto (University of the Philippines) and John Nye (George Mason University, Virginie)
Commentator: Xavier Ragot (C.N.R.S.)

26 March 2009

Bayesian Confirmation Theory

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Mikaël Cozic (École Normale Supérieure)
Commentator: Brian Hill (G.R.E.G.H.E.C.)

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5 February 2009

Stochastic Models of Decision Making

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Jérôme Sackur (École Normale Supérieure)
Commentator: Catherine Tallon-Baudry (C.N.R.S.)

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20 November 2008

Probabilism Theories: From Bayes to Reichenbach

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Alexis Bienvenu (I.H.P.S.T.)
Commentator: Bernard Walliser (E.H.E.S.S.)

16 October 2008

Determinism & Freedom

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Ted Honderich (University College London)
Commentator: Edouard Guinet (Philosopher, Académie de Paris)

18 September 2008

The Autonomization of Probability as a Science: The Experience of a Probabilist

Centre Cournot - Paris

Intervenante : Nicole El Karoui (École Polytechnique)
Commentator: Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)

Prisme correspondant: Un moment de l’expérience probabiliste

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19 June 2008

Probabilism in Natural History

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speakers: Guillaume Lecointre (French Natural History Museum) and Pierre Darlu (I.N.S.E.R.M.)
Commentator: Thierry Martin (University of Franche-Comté)

5 June 2008

Probability Theories of Causality

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Isabelle Drouet (University of Pittsburgh)
Commentator: Max Kistler (University of Grenoble)

20 March 2008

The Random Expression of Genes: Probability or Biological Parameter?

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Thomas Heams (I.N.R.A.)
Commentator: Franck Varenne (C.N.R.S.)

Corresponding Prisme: Towards a Probabilistic Theory of Life

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6 June 2007

Controversies of Quantification since Cournot

Centre Cournot - Paris

Speaker: Alain Desrosières (INSEE)
Commentator: André Orléan (CNRS)

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