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Pasteur l'Expérimentateur

Palais de la Découverte | Paris
€7 - €9
The discoverer of the rabies vaccine, who unveiled the world of microbes and gave his name to the famous pasteurization process, was a chemist. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) deployed all the experimental power of his discipline of origin in favor of scientific fields a priori out of his field: biology, veterinary medicine and human. His strength, as the philosopher Bruno Latour explains, lay in a double movement. He reported to the laboratory practical problems, reputed inexplicable, which concerned the preservation of wine, the manufacture of beer, the diseases which affected silkworms, chickens or sheep. He decorticated them with the method of a stubborn experimenter and then made a return to the field and then used all his energy to enforce his recommendations.

More than seventy years after the previous exhibition devoted to it, the Palais de la Découverte chose to put Louis Pasteur back on the scene, surrounded by the other protagonists of this story, who had been somewhat forgotten. The theatrical form lends itself here to make the discoverers, their exchanges and their games alive. She echoes the staging that Pasteur liked to publicize his work and convince his audience.

The exhibition is over since the 19/08/2018

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  • Name: Palais de la Découverte
  • Address: Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 75008 - Paris - France
  • Phone: (33) 01 56 43 20 20


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