Annick Lesne is research director at the National Center for Scientific Research. A physicist by training, she divides her time between the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter in Paris and the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Montpellier. Her research focuses on the multi-scale organization of living systems and the role of physical mechanisms and constraints in their operation.
She participated in the exhibition 'The Dream of Forms' at the Palais de Tokyo (summer 2017) with artists from the Fresnoy-National Studio of Contemporary Arts. She has also collaborated with architects (Archilab, Archizoom).