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

  • 13 = The Number of French Fields Medal Winners

    Artur Ávila, a Brazil-born Frenchman and director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), has just received the Fields Medal. Awarded every 4 years since 1936, the medal—considered the ultimate token of recognition—is often referred to as the “mathematician’s Nobel Prize.” It is officially known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics.

  • "Life Sciences: inventing – creating – having fun" 2014 Laureates

    The grant "Life Sciences : inventing – creating – having fun" is offered by the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate general of France in Los Angeles since 2012 to French teams who will participate in American competitions in life sciences. Following the call for projects launched in January 2014, 6 teams were selected to receive a grant.

  • Ciné-Sciences in San Diego, CA : Screening of the "Tour de France de LaBiotech"

    The Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles and French BioBeach organized, on Friday June 20th, 2014, a Ciné-Sciences at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. This event, sponsored by the San Diego Center for Systems Biology, gathered around 30 people who attended the screening of the documentary "Tour de France de LaBiotech" with ci-director Philip Hemme.

  • The Embassy hosts the first FR-US Networking Event in Science and Technology

    The Embassy of France hosted a special gathering for the best French and American minds in science and technology during the annual NEST conference, held on July 1. NEST’s two-part conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. A public research institute founded in 1964, Inserm operates under the joint authority of the French Ministry of Health and the French Ministry of Research.

  • Discover the 2014 NETVA Laureates!

    15 French companies have been selected to participate in the 2014 edition of the NETVA (New Technology Venture Accelerator) program, a unique program of preparation and exposure to high-tech U.S. markets for young innovative French companies. NETVA responds to the need for international expansion faced by young French startups in high technology. They companies will be participating in a seminar followed by several days of training before coming to the U.S. for their immersion week in the fall.

  • Activity Report - 2013 (French)

    This report presents the activities of the French Office for Science & Technology in the United States during 2013.

  • Chateaubriand Fellowship STEM : 2014 Fellows Named

    The Office for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Chateaubriand Fellowships. Among the 38 fellows listed below, 3 will be partly supported by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), 3 by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria).

  • Professor Trinh Xuan Thuan awarded Legion of Honor

    Renowned astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan was awarded The French Legion of Honor (Knight) by the French Ambassador to the U.S., François Delattre, on April 16, 2014 at the University of Virginia.

  • Presentation of Life Sciences career opportunities in France by Prof. Jean-Marc Egly

    The INSERM office in the US and the Office for Science and Technology at the French Consulate in Los Angeles organized with the help of it’s offices in San Francisco and Boston, the visit of Professor Jean-Marc Egly, special advisor to the CEO of INSERM -Professor André Syrota-. The visit took place in the US from April 28th to May 1st 2014. Prof. Egly gave a series of seminars in American universities and research centers in order to introduce INSERM and the career opportunities it offers in France.

  • Professor James E. Rothman, 2013 Nobel laureate in Medicine, Awarded Legion of Honor

    2013 Nobel laureate and Yale professor James E. Rothman was awarded Officer of the French Legion of Honor by the French Ambassador to the U.S. François Delattre on April 4, 2014, in New York City. Rothman received this insignia in recognition of his scientific achievements in the field of cellular biology, its fundamental impact on medical advancements, and for his close collaboration with French laboratories over the course of his career.

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