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Dominique Pestre is a physicist by training and a historian. He is professor at EHESS, the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, and has taught in Caltech, Harvard, San Paolo, Brussels, etc. He works on the history of sciences in the 19th and 20th Centuries, on the links between research, innovation and industrial worlds, between science, society and politics. He is currently working on a political history of environment, in particular the role of economists and its management; and on a history of the reconstruction of French physics after the Second World War.