Forest, trees, physicist

Trees are covering up with leaves, the air is warmer, spring is here !


To get you motivated for a stroll in the forest, we have just the right project : where curves, orders of magnitude and equations meet leaves, branches and trunks.


A visual and auditive escape in the herbarium of an enthusiastic walker, gone to chase a very rare specimen in the forest, a physicist !

The movie

Some images from the project

The booklet (in French)

This booklet tells the story our walker’s strange encounter.

It was printed using risography, an original technique that enables to print on black paper with opaque ink.

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This project was created by Marie Marcombe, in residence in the team “La Physique Autrement” (Paris-Saclay University, CNRS).


Design, images and animation: Marie Marcombe
Screenplay and dialogues: Marie Marcombe, Julien Bobroff, Lou-Andreas Etienne
Sound composition and sound effects: Jay Robinson
Voice: Juliette Petiot, Julien Bobroff
Card printing: Studio Fidèle


It benefited from the support of the Chair “La Physique Autrement” of the Paris-Saclay foundation and supported by the Air Liquide group and the Crédit Agricole – CIB.


It was made using the facilities and premises of the Centre d’Expérimentation Pédagogique of the Villebon – Georges Charpak Institute.


Many thanks to Julien Bobroff, Lou-Andreas Etienne and Frédéric Bouquet.


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