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Paris and Mathematics

I am a mathematics professor traveling to Paris Feb 18-24. Does anyone know of any sites that might be of interest to me as a mathematics professor?

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www.cite-sciences.fr/english/indexFLASH.htm

cite des sciences et de l'industrie, it's not just about math but science so it might interest you (it might interest anybody, and i strongly suggest a film at la geode, it's very impressive and beautiful).

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I'm not a matematician (nor have I played one on TV--but tune in NUMBERS on CBS at 10 tonight..if only to pick out the more preposterous script errors). You might try contacting some of the various technical sociteies and universities in Paris for suggestions on possible places of interest to visit. One such society is SOCIETE MATHEMATIQUE de FRANCE-- http://smf.emath.fr/. There are also several excellent university Colleges and polytniques that may interst you. Amont these ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE-- http://www.polytechnique.edu/page.php?MID=185

The is also the OBSERVATOIRE de PARIS and the site of the Paris Meridian, which runs through Eglise Saint Sulpice

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What is the Observatorie de Paris?

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The PARIS OBSERVATORY---the French equivalent of the Greenwich Observatory, outside of London. A great deal of the early work relatated to astronomy and celectial mechanics (no small amount of math involved there) was done here.

http://www.obspm.fr/

paris.org/Monuments/Observatoire/info.html

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Palais de la Decouverte, is a science museum with mathematics section at Rond-Point des Champs Elysees (Av. Franklin-D.-Roosevelt): http://www.palais-decouverte.fr/index.htm and www.palais-decouverte.fr/discip/maths/mat.htm

Observatoire de Paris: http://www.obspm.fr/obsparis.en.shtml

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Pascal did some experiments at the Tour St Jacques. It is located near the Chatelet Metro.