Frequently asked questions

What is the meaning of Camille Noûs ?

"Camille Noûs" is a scientific consortium created to affirm the collaborative and open nature of knowledge creation and dissemination, under the control of the academic community. This scientific collective, like Bourbaki, Henri Paul de Saint Gervais or Arthur Besse in mathematics, or Isadore Nabi in biology, takes on the identity of a scientific personality who embodies the collective contribution of the academic community. More precisely, Camille Noûs is a collective individual who symbolizes our deep attachment to the values of ethics and probation that are carried by the contradictory debate, she is insensitive to the indicators elaborated by the institutional management of research, she knows what our results owe to collective construction. This is the meaning of the "Noûs", bearing a collegial We but referring above all to the concept of "reason" (or "rational" or "intellect") inherited from Greek philosophy.

How to contribute to the Camille Noûs consortium ?

By the following simple step: add "Camille Noûs" as co-author of your publications, as far as possible and, in this first phase, with complete freedom of decision of the authors. Like existing co-authoring consortia in particle physics, for example, “Camille Noûs” can be considered as an author who has contributed to the development of the methodological framework, the state of the research as well as the post-publication follow-up procedures, all of which are effectively part of the collegial construction of the standards of science. If a clarification of the contributions of each author is requested, a mention of the following type may be added: “Camille Noûs contributed to the collegial construction of the standards of science, by developing the methodological framework, the state-of-the-art, as well as post-publication procedures.”. Camille Noûs through her numerous publications will quickly become an international researcher.

What are the coordinates of Camille Noûs  ?

First Name : Camille
Last Name: Noûs
Short Name : C.Noûs ou le cas échéant sans accent C.Nous
E-mail address :
Affiliation : Cogitamus Laboratory
Address: your institution's address, pending permanent institutional accommodation.
“Camille Noûs” Orcid Number: 0000-0002-0778-8115
“Camille Noûs” homepage :
Profiles C.Nous
Comptes tweeter:

What is the Cogitamus Lab ?

The Cogitamus laboratory is a delocalized institution, bringing together scientists from all disciplinary backgrounds and nationalities, and first and foremost Camille Noûs and the "tgardian" scientists who may be created on the same model in other countries.
Its locations are multiple, wherever a knowledge hut can enable scientists to join and face this world and this present in a different way. It can be seen as a place of political creation in the service of human societies and their democratic conflicts, when science can help to see things more clearly.
What it will be able to achieve is still to be invented, to be imagined: to serve as an affiliation for many researchers in precarious situations, to provide a framework for innovative research in the service of the general interest or involving separate disciplines and institutions, to build consensus of reason and bring their conclusions to civil society…

Why declare his affiliation to the Cogitamus laboratory in an article ?

An alternative to Camille Noûs's co-authorship can consist in claiming a double affiliation of one of the authors to the Cogitamus laboratory. Affiliation as “associate member” to a laboratory is already commonplace but has no legal value: in situations where the co-signature “Camille Noûs” is not possible, the affiliation of one or several authors to Cogitamus is therefore an alternative solution.

Doesn’t the French first name of C.Noûs and the circumflex accent on his name make the collectif inaccessible to non-French speakers ?

The accessibility of colleagues from other countries affected by, or working in, the same dispossession enterprise is important: science is still an international practice. It is in this sense that it seems desirable to us to present this project on a multilingual site. The first name chosen by the majority of voters is undoubtedly French speaking, but this does not call into question the international openness of the consortium. In most disciplines and journals, the first name is not indicated, and is replaced by an initial (C.). Accents and other diacritical signs are often neutralized by journals and databases, as some of you have already experienced. The diversity of languages and cultures loses out, but in this case it also means that the circumflex will not pose a major problem. Above all, finally, the existence of an ORCID opens up a path to co-signature that is not linked to the language of the co-authors. Non-Francophone colleagues will choose which strategy suits them: the creation of similar consortia is also a possibility, and membership to Cogitamus lab is wide open to them.

Who manages C.Noûs’ e-mail ?

The RogueESR collective (RogueESR) has launched this action so that any member of the academic community can express their desire to see scientific research as a place for the production and advancement of human knowledge, to become once again a space at the sole service of the common good, autonomous and responsible.
The emails addressed to C.Noûs will be managed as best as possible according to a load not yet estimated, depending on the requests addressed by editors or congress management interfaces.

Can I post videos online and affiliate them to the Cogitamus laboratory  ?

One of the ways to make Cogitamus exist would be to post videos on a dedicated channel, offering courses in a "haute couture" format compared to the usual online videos.