Jean Daniel, (born Jean Daniel Bensaid) (born 21 July 1920) is an Algerian-born French-Jewish journalist and author. He is the founder and executive editor of Le Nouvel Observateur weekly now known as L'Obs.
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Daniel is a Jewish humanist in the tradition of the French Left. He was a former colleague and friend of Albert Camus, a fellow pied-noir. In La prison juive: Humeurs et méditations d'un témoin (The Jewish Prison), Daniel argues that prosperous, assimilated Jews in the west live in a self-imposed prison made of up of three invisible walls: the idea of the Chosen People, Holocaust remembrance, and support for Israel. "Having trapped themselves inside these walls...," wrote Adam Shatz in describing the book, "they were less able to see themselves clearly, or to appreciate the suffering of others -- particularly the Palestinians living behind the 'separation fence'."
Daniel co-founded the French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur. The magazine had already existed since 1950 and initially called L'Observateur politique, économique et littéraire. It had turned to L'Observateur aujourd'hui in 1953 and France Observateur in 1954. The name Le Nouvel Observateur was adopted in 1964.
The 1964 incarnation of the magazine was when Jean Daniel and Claude Perdriel took over renaming the magazine and starting its best known phase under the name Le Nouvel Observateur as a weekly. Since then it has been published by Groupe Nouvel Observateur on a weekly basis and has covered political, business and economic news in France and internationally. On 23 October 2014, the magazine was renamed L'Obs.
Frontenac was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997.
This riding was created in 1966 from parts of Lotbinière and Mégantic ridings. It was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed into Beauce and Frontenac—Mégantic ridings.Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro
Jean-Daniel Dave Lewis Akpa-Akpro (born 11 October 1992) is an Ivorian professional footballer who currently plays for Italian team Salernitana.Jean-Daniel Cadinot
Jean Daniel Cadinot (February 10, 1944 – April 23, 2008) was a French photographer, director and producer of gay pornographic films.Jean-Daniel Colladon
Jean-Daniel Colladon (15 December 1802, Geneva – 30 June 1893) was a Swiss physicist.
Colladon studied law but then worked in the laboratories of Ampère and Fourier. He received an Académie des Sciences award with his friend Charles Sturm for their measurement of the speed of sound and the breaking up of water jets. Stymied by the lack of a sight of the water jet provided to the audience, he used a tube to collect and pipe sunlight to the lecture table. The light was trapped by the total internal reflection of the tube until the water jet, upon which edge the light incidented at a glancing angle, broke up and carried the light in a curved flow. Colladon reported this experiment to a wider audience in the Comptes rendus, the French Academy of Sciences' journal, in 1842.
His experiments formed one of the core principles of modern-day optical fiber, alongside those of Auguste Arthur de la Rive — who demonstrated Colladon's experiment using electric arc light —, Jacques Babinet — who, separately, had created the same effect using candlelight and a glass bottle —, and John Tyndall — who, in 1870, demonstrated that light used internal reflection to follow a specific path using a jet of water that flowed from one container to another and a beam of light.
In 1841, he conducted experiments on Lake Geneva demonstrating that sound traveled over four times as fast in water as in air. He was able to transmit sound waves from Nyon to Montreux, a distance of 50 km, and envisioned developing a novel means of transmitting information via underwater sound signals between England and France via the Channel.
Colladon won the Grand Prize of the Academy of Sciences in Paris for his research on the compressibility of liquids. He also worked extensively on hydraulics, steam engines, and air compressors. He invented a type of hydraulic generator that could float on water, thereby providing a constant output of energy regardless of water level.
On December 25, 1844, Geneva was first illuminated by a network of gas lights, a project Colladon had been instrumental in advocating and promoting.Jean-Daniel Dätwyler
Jean-Daniel Dätwyler (born April 2, 1945) is a Swiss former alpine skier and Olympic medalist. He received a bronze medal in the downhill at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble.Jean-Daniel Gross
Jean-Daniel Gross (born 26 April 1966) is a Swiss retired football player who is currently the manager of FC Luzern II. In his playing career, which ended in 2003, he played for clubs including Young Boys and Zug 94.Jean-Daniel Lafond
Jean-Daniel Lafond CC (born 18 August 1944) is a French-born Canadian filmmaker, ex-teacher of philosophy, and the husband to the former Governor General Michaëlle Jean, making him the Viceregal Consort of Canada during her service.Jean-Daniel Masserey
Jean-Daniel Masserey (born February 27, 1972) is a Swiss ski mountaineer.Jean-Daniel Nicoud
Jean-Daniel Nicoud (born 31 August 1938), is a Swiss computer scientist, noted for inventing of a computer mouse with an optical encoder and the CALM Common Assembly Language for microprocessors.He obtained a degree in physics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 1963. Around 1965, he became interested in logical systems. He obtained his PhD at the EPFL in 1970 and became a professor in 1973.
His laboratory, LAMI (LAboratoire de Micro-Informatique), developed the Smaky computer, in addition to the optical computer mouse, an update of the traditional kinetic mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart. The Khepera mobile robot was also developed at the LAMI.
He left the EPFL in August 2000 and is actively innovating in his private company, DIDEL, especially in the area of miniature ultralight aircraft (below 10 g airplanes). His airplane was used in a publication that received a best paper award in IROS 2006 conference.Jean-Daniel Pollet
Jean-Daniel Pollet (French: [pɔlɛ]; 1936–2004) was a French film director and screenwriter who was most active in the 1960s and 1970s. He was associated with two approaches to filmmaking: comedies which blended burlesque and melancholic elements, and poetic films based on texts by writers such as the French poet Francis Ponge.Jean-Daniel Raulet
Jean-Daniel Raulet (born 24 March 1946) is a French former racing driver.Jean-Daniel Simon
Jean-Daniel Simon (born 30 November 1942) is a French film director and screenwriter. He directed eight films between 1968 and 1985. In 1975 he was a member of the jury at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.Jean-Pierre Marielle
Jean-Pierre Marielle (born 12 April 1932) is a French actor. He has played in more than a hundred films in which he brought life to a very large diversity of roles, from the banal citizen (Les Galettes de Pont-Aven), to the serial killer (Sans mobile apparent), to the World War II hero (Les Milles), to the compromised spy (La Valise), to the has-been actor (Les Grands Ducs), to his portrayal of Jacques Saunière in (The Da Vinci Code (film) , acting always with the same excellence whatever the quality of the movie in itself. He is well known for his outspokenness and especially for his warm and cavernous voice which is often imitated by French humorists considering him as the archetype of the French gentleman.Jean-Yves Rey
Jean-Yves Rey (born November 24, 1970) is a Swiss ski mountaineer and long distance runner.
Rey was born in Sierre. He started ski mountaineering in 1990, competing first in the Patrouille des Glaciers short distance race. He was a member of the national team from 1999 to 2006.Jura's 2nd constituency
The 2nd constituency of Jura is a French legislative constituency in the Jura département.L'Obs
L’Obs [ɔps], previously known as Le Nouvel Observateur (1964–2014), is a weekly French news magazine. Based in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, it is the most prominent French general information magazine in terms of audience and circulation. Its current editor is Matthieu Croissandeau .Pascal Elso
Pascal Elso is a French actor, comedian and director.Six in Paris
Paris vu par... (Six in Paris) is a French anthology film made in 1965.Tenth constituency for French residents overseas
The Tenth constituency for French residents overseas (dixième circonscription des Français établis hors de France) is one of eleven constituencies each electing one representative of French citizens overseas to the French National Assembly.