Oppenheimer (Christopher Nolan, 2023) SAINT JEAN DE LUZ

Cinema and Science Series

Invited Scientists
Didier Roux
Member of L’Académie des Sciences et des Technologies
Cinema Le Select, Saint Jean de Luz
DIPC, Basque Film Archive, San Sebastian International Film Festival
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Oppenheimer (Christopher Nolan, 2023) SAINT JEAN DE LUZ
Still from the film.

During World War II, US Government appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. He and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.

First Didier Roux will give a brief presentation and after the screening there will be a question and answer session.

(Version: English, Subtitles: French, Presentation: French)


About the speaker


Didier Roux was born in 1955, a former student of ENS Saint-Cloud, member of the CNRS from 1980 to 2005. He is a laureate of numerous awards and honors. He holds the CNRS silver medal. He created two start-ups in 1994 and 1998, he was deputy scientific director of Rhône Poulenc and Rhodia between 1997 and 2005. He held the position of Director of R & D and Innovation of the Saint-Gobain Group between 2005 and 2017. He is a member of the Institut de France (Académie des Sciences) and the Académie des Technologies. He was a professor at the Collège de France (2016-2017 annual chair "Technological Innovation Liliane Bettencourt"). He is President of Unitec and President of the Foundation “La Main à la Pâte”.