July 14, 2015: Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Christophe Lemoine, hosts several scientists and academics at the Residence.

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Almost 500 guests gathered to celebrate the French national holiday this past July 14th, warmly hosted by Christophe Lemoine, the new Consul General of France in Los Angeles, at the French Residence in Beverly Hills [3]. Many guests of the Office of Science and Technology attended, including academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and computer scientists… Some of them were able to converse with Mr. Lemoine and Fabien Agenes, attache for Science And Technology at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles.

The Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Mr. Christophe Lemoine, welcoming the guests to celebrate the national holiday at the French Residence

Said scientists included Professors Charles McKenna and Kelvin Davies of the University of Southern California (USC), as well as Professors Yvette Taché and Eric Vilain of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Lieutenant General Larry James of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Dr. Tom Ochinero of SpaceX were also present at the Residence. The French community of entrepreneurs in Los Angeles was equally well-represented with the attendance of Samuel Loy (Los Angeles French American Chamber of Commerce), Laurent Ruben (French Accelerator), Mathieu Goudot (Bridg and Ambassador of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge), and Ludovic François (MSolutions), to name a few.

Whether it is by receiving French students, promoting scientific partnerships with France, or establishing programs for French start-ups, these, and many other guests, actively and very importantly contribute to the Franco-American scientific friendship that is becoming stronger day after day. This was the perfect occasion to celebrate not only Bastille Day, but almost more importantly the fruitful scientific collaboration between our two countries.

On the left: Prof. Kelvin Davies, University of Southern California with Mr. Samuel Loy, from the Los Angeles French American Chamber of Commerce ; On the right: Prof. Charles McKenna, University of Southern California, speaking with Mr. Christophe Lemoine and Mr. Fabien Agenes.
On the left: Lt. Gen. Larry James, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and his wife, speaking with Mr. Christophe Lemoine and Mr. Fabien Agenes; On the right : Dr. Tom Ochinero, SpaceX, and his wife with Mr. Christophe Lemoine
On the left: Mr. Ludovic François, founder of MSolution.io joined by Dr. Sandrine Billet, research scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, speaking with Fabien Agenes; On the right : Mr. Mathieu Goudot, entrepreneur and Ambassador of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge in Los Angeles


[1Reception was invitation-only

[2Reception was invitation-only

[3Reception was invitation-only