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The conference aims at offering a panoramic view of the developments of fluid mechanics from 1870 to 1970, in an interdisciplinary perspective bringing together mechanicians, historians, physicists, social scientists and mathematicians. Presentations will deal with the major actors of the discipline (notably French, German, English, Italian and Russian) and the role of academic institutions, scientific policies and industry. The colloquium is open to any person wishing to simply participate or present a paper. Talks may be given in French or in English.

Invited speakers : Olivier Darrigol (UMR SPHere, CNRS), Michael Eckert (Deutsches Museum, Munich), Claudine Fontanon (EHESS Paris), Uriel Frisch (Univ. Côte d'Azur), Mikhael Gorokhovski (E.C. Lyon), Gérard Maugin (Univ. Paris 6), Keith Moffatt (Univ. Cambridge), Pierre-Éric Mounier-Kuhn (CNRS & Univ. Paris Sorbonne), Rossana Tazzioli (Univ. Lille), Pierre-Louis Viollet (ENPC Paris), José Eduardo Wesfreid (ESPCI, CNRS).