Holo-Math
Augmented science

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

Holo-Math uses the mixed reality technology to allow participants to discover the other side of reality, in a world inspired by Alice in the wonderland and in which it is possible to visualize mathematical objects and phenomena. The experience is targeted to a group of 12 participants, accompanied by a mediator, and will be presented in scientific museums, schools or special events.

These immersive experiences will be installed in the "House of mathematics", a new museum that will open in Paris in 2021. Holo-Math will have a dedicated space and several episodes will be created, to have content in various fields of mathematics in interaction with society topics.

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Cédric Villani interacting through Microsoft HoloLens

Holo-Math will use Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality devices.

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Project partners

Time Plan

2017
1st episode : the Brownian Motion
Pilot experience and professionnal user tests in the Palais de la découverte
2018
1st episode : the Brownian Motion
Large public user tests in the Panthéon
2019
Development and design of the 1st episode
Script of the 2nd episode : Artificial intelligence
2020
Public presentations of the 1st episode
Development of the 2nd episode
2021
Public presentations of the 2nd episode
Script and development of the 3rd épisode
September : opening of the "House of mathematics"

About the partners

The project is rooted in worldwide leading academic research. 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 in 2021 in Paris.

One More is a full-service visual effects studio specialized in the commercials and music videos industry. It won several international awards for best animation video and visual effects.

HoloForge Interactive is the section of Asobo Studio dedicated to mixed reality. 5 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.

Universcience is a public organization which gathers the Palais de la découverte and the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. Its ambition is to promote the scientific and technical culture to a large audience.

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 ambition is the support of the "House of mathematics" project.

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Project managers

Main partners

Eddy Richard
Andreas Daniel Matt