Augmented science

Holo-Math is a live experience in mixed reality that gives participants an immersive journey to interact with mathematical concepts.

The Holo-Math experience uses the mixed reality technology to allow participants to discover the other side of reality, in a world inspired by Alice in Wonderland and in which it is possible to visualize in an original way mathematical objects and concepts. The experience is targeted to a group of 10 participants, accompanied by a mediator.

These immersive experiences will be installed in the "Maison Poincaré", a new math museum that will open in Paris in 2023. Holo-Math will have a dedicated space and several episodes will be created, to show content in various fields of mathematics in interaction with society topics.

To learn more about Holo-Math, read the presentation of the project written by Adrien Rossille, science communicator at IHP, published in the magazine Tangente (French only):

Holo-Math, visualiser les mathématiques autrement

Holo-Math will use Microsoft HoloLens 2 mixed reality devices.

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Time Plan

Pilot experience and professionnal user tests in the Palais de la découverte, Paris
Large public user tests in the Panthéon, Paris
Script of the 1st episode : the brownian motion
Development and design of the 1st episode
Development and user tests of the 1st episode
Script of the 2nd episode: artificial intelligence
Development and user tests of the 1st episode
Script of the 2nd episode
Finalization of episode 1
Opening of the "Maison Poincaré"

About the partners

The project is rooted in worldwide leading academic research and science communication. All partners involve their respective teams of researchers in the project.

The Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP) is one of the oldest and most dynamic international structures dedicated to mathematics and theoretical physics, located in Paris. It is known for excellence in research and will open a brand new mathematics museum, the Maison Poincaré, in 2023 in Paris.

Busterwood is a full-service visual effects studio specialized in the commercials and music videos industry, with an expertise on augmented reality.

HoloForge Interactive is the section of Asobo Studio dedicated to mixed reality. 7 years of experience on HoloLens made it a worldwide reference for the development of mixed reality technologies.

IMAGINARY is an international organization for open and collaborative communication of modern mathematics. It organized mathematics exhibitions in 52 countries, which attracted several million visitors.

The IHP (Institut Henri Poincaré) Endowment Fund has been created in June 2016 to collect funds to redistribute it to non-profit organizations working in the field of science popularization. Its first objective is the support of the Maison Poincaré project.

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