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Jean Dieuzaide : Science and Innovation


“To cameras, we must now add electron microscopes or giant telescopes equipped with sensitive plates. In Toulouse, for a while, we had the largest electron microscope in Europe, developed by Professor Dupouy, which made it possible to photograph the vacuum between atoms. Void Einstein had presumed but never visualized. When I went to the European Center for Nuclear Research in Geneva to do a reportage, I discovered bubble chambers, which make it possible to discern on a sensitive plate the result of the collision of atoms and the birth of all the resulting smaller and smaller elementary particles: mesons, quarks, bozons, neutrinos, etc. This also makes it possible to obtain, by isohelia, magnificent photographs of the infinitely small!

Thanks to photography and electronics, we now photograph galaxies located more than seven million light years away. The infinitely large is also opening up to our eyes. It is now possible to see our Earth, photographed by Luna orbit, to walk in the cosmos. These “revelations” by the image cannot leave the man of good will indifferent. Indeed, we live, as never before, in a permanent state of perplexity in front of nature, the universe and especially ourselves. All these recent explorations take us further on a road that seems to lead not only to the Big Bang, but to a metaphysical reality: “the greatest scientific conquest of the twentieth century is the discovery of human ignorance” confirms the eminent American researcher and educator Lewis Thomas ”. »Jean Dieuzaide

Jean-Claude Gautrand, Yan Jean Dieuzaide, p. 75


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