The Blob in history

1967

An extraterrestrial ?

An extraterrestrial ?

Taken for an extraterrestrial, first media coverage
of the Blob in a Texan newspaper in the section of
miscellaneous facts.

1997

Creation of the reign

Creation of the reign

Geneticist Sandra Baldof proposes to create a special reign for the Blob: the Mycetozoa

2000

He finds his way

He finds his way

Bio-Physicist Toshi Nakagaki wins Ignobel Prize for proving the Blob is able to find its way in a Labyrinth

2008

He anticipates events

He anticipates events

Toshi Nakagaki proves the Blob is capable of anticipating events. (Physical journal Letter)

2010

He compromises

He compromises

Tania Latty proves that the Blob is able to compromise risk / food (Science).

2010

He knows how to create a complex network

He knows how to create a complex network

Toshi Nakagaki wins a second Ignobel Prize by proving that the Blob was able to create a complex network (Science).

2010

He knows how to manage a complex diet

He knows how to manage a complex diet

Audrey Dussutour proves that the Blob is capable of managing a complex diet (PNAS).

2012

He has a spatial memory

He has a spatial memory

Chris Reid proves that the Blob is equipped with space memory (PNAS).

2015

Spotlight

Spotlight

Audrey Dussutour gives a TEDX talk on the Noticeable Blob that shines the media spotlight on this slime mold [see the TEDX conference]

2015

He has a personality

He has a personality

Audrey Dussutour proves that the Blob has a personality (PROG-B)

2016

He knows how to make a strategic decision

He knows how to make a strategic decision

Simon Garnier 2016 - shows that the Blob is capable of making strategic decisions (Journal of the Royan sociaty interface).

2016

He is able to learn

He is able to learn

Audrey Dussutour proves that the Blob is capable of learning (PROG-B).

2016

He knows how to transfer his learning

He knows how to transfer his learning

Audrey Dussutour proves that the Blob is capable of transferring its learning (PROG-B).

2016

Release of the book "Everything you always wanted to know about the Blob ..."

Release of the book "Everything you always wanted to know about the Blob ..."

Audrey Dussutour wrote the book “everything you always wanted to know about the Blob…” and won the “science pour tous” book prize [consult here]

2019

He remembers after his sleep

He remembers after his sleep

Audrey Dussutour proves that the Blob retains its learning after dormancy (PTRSL).

2019

Release of the film "Blob genius without brains"

Release of the film "Blob genius without brains"

Director Jacques Mitsch directed the documentary "Blob genius without brains" adapted from the book by Dr. Dussutour and won the audience award at the international scientific film festival [consult here]

2019

It compromises speed / precision

It compromises speed / precision

Audrey Dussutour shows that the Blob compromises speed / precision (PROG-B).

2020

He perceives stress

He perceives stress

Léa Brillard & Audrey Dussutour show that the Blob perceives the stress of its congeners (PTRSL).

2021

It has network memory

It has network memory

Karen Alim shows that the Blob has its memory in its networks (PNAS).

2021

The Blob in the ISS with Thomas Pesquet

The Blob in the ISS with Thomas Pesquet

CNES and CNRS collaborate within the framework of the Alpha mission and send the Blob to the ISS alongside Thomas Pesquet to carry out a large-scale participatory science operation with 4500 schools (called “student ton Blob”).

2021

Project “Behind the blob, research”

Project “Behind the blob, research”

Dr. Dussutour is launching a new participatory science project for the general public “Behind the Blob, research” with the objective of studying global warming on the Blob. (40 registered)
[Register here]

2022

World record attempt

World record attempt

In May 2022 Dr Dussutour organizes the world record for the largest Blob.

[Register here]