Je sers la science et c’est ma joie

This is Leonard’s disciple motto, and it is also the title of this major piece of art (designed and painted by Paul Picard, my grand-dad) which has now found its home in my office.

Challenge: how many of the characters on the frame can you identify (answer in the comments box please)?

A higher resolution version here.


  1. Pour les non initiés : lire la devise du disciple comme un joyeux paradoxe, car “servir la science” le précipite systématiquement dans des mésaventures désopilantes.


  2. Elle a dû se battre pour que les aréopages de scientifiques au masculin admettent qu’elle était bien, elle et nul autre, l’auteur de ses travaux. Marie Curie s’est imposée et a reçu les meilleures consécrations : 2 Nobel, 1 Davy et, à titre posthume il est vrai, une place sur le tableau “je sers la science et c’est ma joie !”


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