The Jean Lamour Institute is a Joint Research Unit which brings together a unit from the CNRS, The French National Centre for Scientific Research, and the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France. The Institute is one of the largest laboratories dedicated to research on materials in Europe, from the creation of new materials to the development of new innovative applications that respond to societal challenges.
In parallel to its research activities, the Institute is committed to promote access to scientific culture for the largest audiences and to foster connections between fundamental research and the general public. The objective is to share “Science in the Making”, as per Jean Perrin*’s famous expression, to make the public aware of the scientific approach developed by the researcher. The experimental and interactive exhibition MAGNETIC, which has been entirely designed by the research laboratory, is an expression of this commitment.
The Jean Lamour Institute benefits from a particularly stimulating environment, fostering the development of transversal innovative actions that are aimed to share the scientific experience with the largest audiences. This environment gathers in particular:
* Jean Perrin: French physicist (1870 – 1942), winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1926 for his experimental work demonstrating the existence of the atom, a major stakeholder of the creation of the Palais de la découverte in Paris in 1937.