Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
The GIANT innovation campus in Grenoble (see below) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have co-organized, sponsored by the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate general of France in Los Angeles, the 2013 edition of the “High Level Forum on Leading Innovation Ecosystems” in Pasadena, CA. This second edition focused on Commercialization of Research Results
Professor Guy Bertrand was awarded with the Legion of Honor (rank of chevalier) by Mr. Alain Fuchs, president of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), on Monday September 9th, 2013. The ceremony was held at the University of California, in San Diego (UCSD), where Prof. Guy Bertrand has been working since 2012.
International representatives of innovation campuses met on October 14 and 15 for the High Level Forum second edition. This year the event was organized by Caltech.
Mr Axel Cruau, Consul general of France in Los Angeles, bestowed Professor Ares Rosakis with the Palmes Académiques on Thursday September 12th, 2013. The award ceremony was held at the prestigious California Institute of Technology where Professor Rosakis has led key research work since 1982.From left to right : Mr Stopler, Mr Elachi, Mr Rosakis and Mr Cruau ©Bill Young/Caltech2013.
George Koob, Professor and Chair of the Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders at The Scripps Research Institute and Professor at the University of California (San Diego), was awarded an honorary degree from Bordeaux Segalen University (France) on April, 8th 2013. Professor Koob, among the most prominent international experts in the field of addiction disorders and stress, has been collaborating with researchers from Bordeaux for 30 years.
On July 15, 2013, the University of California, San Diego partnered with the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles to hold the symposium “Mapping the Brain: European and US Perspectives.” The event took place on the university campus and was co-organized by the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind.
From July 8th to 12th, 2013 the University of California San Diego hosted the five-day international conference “Franco-American Workshop – Toward low spintronic devices” which was co-organized by UCSD, New York University, the University of Lorraine and the University of Paris-Sud. On July 11th, during the conference, a round table evaluating collaboration efforts between France and the United States took place.
The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research presents a strategic agenda for Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation. The central aim of the “France Europe 2020” Agenda is to enable all areas of French research to better take on the scientific, technological, economic and societal challenges of the decades to come.
For the first edition of the Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW), a program of the NSF, France will host 16 American doctoral students amongst the 53 laureates going abroad.
The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles held a Reception for Bastille Day at the Résidence de France on Sunday, July 14th, 2013. Mr Axel Cruau, Consul General of France, warmly welcomed the numerous guests who attended the event, including world-leading scientists conducting key research work at various Californian universities and research institutes.