ISCR 2022 Webinar - Loïc BERTRAND

Ancient materials inspiring tomorrow

Laboratoire de Photophysique et Photochimie
Supramoléculaires et Macromoléculaires (PPSM)
Université Paris-Saclay, ENS Paris-Saclay

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The study of ancient and heritage materials invites us to explore the boundaries between the humanities & social sciences and the experimental sciences. Through the bridges created between art and science, between nature and culture, between the tangible and the intangible, between the past and the future, it leads to new research objects, where heterogeneity, alteration and singularity are essential avenues of study.

By considering recent research work on systems from archaeology, palaeontology and art history, we will discuss issues relating to materials science and the development of original methodologies – in particular using synchrotron X-rays – between material sciences, data sciences and environmental sciences. This work leads to unexpected directions such as the synthesis of new paleoinspired materials from specific properties of ancient materials.




  • Louisiane Verger - louisiane [dot] vergeratuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr
  • François Cheviré - francois [dot] chevireatuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr