On Monday February 10, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Hamilton’s sixth Researchers’ Night will take place at the McMaster Innovation Park. This year’s theme is “Thoughts for Food” and will explore the sciences and representations of food. Christophe Lavelle, CNRS researcher and curator at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris for the exhibition “I eat therefore I am”.


Dr. Christophe Lavelle

Dr. Christophe Lavelle is a research scientist at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris, where he works in two labs: one at the National Museum of Natural History, dedicated to the biophysical properties of living matter; the other one at the Communication Science Institute, dedicated to food studies. He teaches biophysics, epigenetics and food art and science in many universities and professional schools and is frequently asked for conferences for general public or professional audiences.


The Researchers’ Night represents for the public a unique and free opportunity to interact with researchers and innovators! Christophe Lavelle will open the Night at 6:00 p.m. by a public lecture and then the audience will be able to attend a discussion with four guest speakers : Dr. Geneviève Sicotte, Professor in literature and expert on the representation of food at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Dr. Christophe Lavelle from the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris, Dr. Parmjit Singh, professor In Psychology and Dr. Tina Moffat professor in Anthropology at McMaster University. Literature, biophysics and molecular gastronomy, mindfulness and anthropology will meet to explore the question of what feeds us!

Presented in partnership with the French Embassy in Canada, the French Consulate in Toronto, the McMaster Innovation Park, the department of Materials and Engineering at McMaster University, and the Office of International Affairs at McMaster, this event aims at facilitating and encouraging exchanges of all kinds between Canadian and French researchers and artists.


PLEASE NOTE: The format of the ‘Night’ has changed this year: the speakers will each offer a short presentation (~20 min) and we will engage in a panel discussion, animated by Hélène Caron from French Toast Radio Campus and Florence Roullet from McMaster University.


The Researchers’ Night Hamilton 2020 promises to be again a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience for all, from ~10 years old!


Date: Monday February 10, 2020

6 – 7 pm: Public Lecture by Christophe Lavelle, CNRS researcher and curator of the exhibition “I eat therefore I am” at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris

7 – 9 pm: Discussion between Christophe Lavelle, Geneviève Sicotte, Parmiit Singh and Tina Moffat

Location: McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Admission and Parking: Free

Website: www.researchersnighthamilton.com

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Florence I. Roullet, Director: [email protected]