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Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.

  • French-American mathematics conference in Paris in honor of Prof. Francis Bonahon

    The conference "Classical and quantum hyperbolic geometry and topology," co-funded by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the US, took place the week of July 6-10, 2015 in Orsay, south of Paris. It was an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Professor Francis Bonahon, a personification of the deep connections between the US and French mathematics communities, two of the most brilliant in the world.

  • Martha T. Muse Prize for 2015 Awarded to Valérie Masson-Delmotte

    Valérie Masson-Delmotte, paleoclimatologist at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), received the 2015 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica from the Tinker Foundation on July 1, 2015 for her contributions to the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) and to the study of ice cores that are over 800,000 years old. These ice cores are the only climatic archives that enable direct reconstitution of the atmospheric composition of that time, especially regarding greenhouse gases. The study of ice is also a way to determine past temperatures.

  • Chateaubriand Fellowship STEM : 2015 Fellows Named

    The Office for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Chateaubriand Fellowships. Among the 43 fellows listed below, 5 will be partly supported by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 4 by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria), 3 by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), 4 by the GROW program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Rhône-Alpes and Pennsylvania reinforce their partnership

    The National Institute of the Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon and Penn State University have signed an partnership agreement which organizes student, researchers and expert exchanges as well as development of common programs leading to qualifications. Both plan on leading joint research and formation projects, and to participate in scientific events.

  • NETVA 2015 : 18 High-Tech French Startups heading to North America !

    Discover the laureates of the sixth edition of NETVA! The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and its partners have selected 18 companies to take part in the 2015 edition of NETVA which offers a personalized support program to the directors of these creative French startups to familiarize them with the North American markets.

  • Insights on the Global Research Council’s annual meeting

    The 4th annual meeting of the Global Research Council took place in Tokyo from May 26-28. During the plenary assembly held on May 27th and co-hosted by Japan and South Africa, the Global Research Council adopted two declarations, one regarding Breakthrough Reasearch Funding while the other concerned Building Research and Education Capacity’s reinforcement. Michael Matlosz, CEO of the French National Research Agency, attended that meeting.

  • Climate Change: the latest contributions of Cirad

    While the COP21 international conference is only a few months ahead, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) co-published last month 2 studies on climate change: a report on some French research organizations’ work regarding impact and adaptation to climate change, and a paper in Nature about the Amazon losing its capacity to sequester atmospheric carbon.

  • Two French companies receive the "Patents for Humanity Award"

    The "Patents for Humanity Award" from the US Patent Office is a highly selective international competition, rewarding innovations for humanitarian purposes. Two French companies were named among the 10 laureates in 2015. Nutriset and Sanofi were honored at a ceremony held on April 20, at the White House with representatives of the Embassy of France in Washington (INPI Representative and the Counsellor for Science and Technology). Each of these innovations has been developed through a public-private partnership with public research laboratories.

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