An engineer with a passion for humanoid robotics, Cyril Jacquelin is the co-founder and president of LABio, a « fablab » located in Senlis, open to all, and allowing everyone to carry out scientific projects with a collaborative spirit. There you can find anything from a prototype artificial hand to an automated distributor of pet food.
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« There is no really bad stuff going on here. We went close to it, but with the work we did, things settled down ». In Bonsecours, a modest neighbourhood of Senlis, Benoît Milandou has been dedicating himself for years to appeasing tensions between residents, talking to young people and their elder, advocating the community’s case to the institutions. With no other baggage than his citizen’s conviction and the confidence he gathers from his career as a professional soccer player.
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Heir to a tradition born in the 17th century with the first experts in the « cleaning up » of royal collections, Alain Bouchardon is an art restorer, and even one of the most prized ones, with a portfolio of customers throughout the world, made of museums, auction houses and art collectors.
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Cathy Le Mée is a world champion of « full contact », a combat sport which is practiced with feet and fists, halfway between karate and English boxing. She has been boxing since the age of five, with four to six hours of daily training, and is aiming for a new world title in 2017.
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An engineer in physics and chemistry, a doctor in biology, Kalina Raskin is the general manager of CEEBIOS, the Senlis-based European Center Of Excellence in Biomimicry. She wants to reconcile nature and science, putting technique to work for humanity’s and society’s wellbeing.
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From the restoration of Senlis' historical heritage to the great widening project of the Seine-Nord canal, Claude du Granrut has dedicated herself to politics for the sake of delivering projects that change people's lives. And to show that women are living up to the responsibilities that they take.
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At 92 years old, Madeleine Chéry is a living memory of Senlis, where she was born and has always lived. As the constable of a company of archers dating back from the XVth century, she embodies the oldest traditions of the city.
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Nicolas Bilot is a young archaeologist in charge of coordinating the excavations of the medieval castle of Montépilloy. He searches day after day for the traces of our past. For him, the Valois region, at the heart of the historical Ile-de-France, is an exceptional playing field, with lots of discoveries still to be made.
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In a society that is readily called selfish, Liliane Germini embodies a discreet but permanent form of altruism. At work as in her multiple voluntary commitments, she is one of those who think of others before thinking about themselves.
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Between the four walls of a basement room, Pierre Biol composes electronic music that appeals to enthusiasts everywhere in the world. His ambition: matching rap music with the Indonesian “gamelan” tradition
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Sylvie Desaleux’s practice looks like a flea market, a cutting-edge technology warehouse and a witch’s cave, all at once. Sylvie has been a physiotherapist for thirty-six years; she is an Epicurean, passionately caring for people
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