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13/12/2011 - During a ceremony held at CNRS's headquarters in Paris, the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Laurent Wauquiez, awarded the CNRS Gold Medal, the most prestigious distinction in French scientific research, to Jules Hoffmann, winner of the 2011 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medecine. CNRS Gold Medalists
01/12/2011 - Researcher recruitment process: In 2012, CNRS is recruiting 330 permanent researchers in all scientific fields.
Applications are available online from 1st December 2011 until 5 January 2012.
11/10/2011 - The October issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available, with special emphasis on the environmental and ecological processes at work in the Mediterranean Basin. Other features include research on the Great Green Wall of Africa, recent reports on how isotopic analysis can help reconstitute both historical events and the genesis of our universe, as well as an overview of the scientific evolution in the South Caucasus.
03/10/2011 - The 2011 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Jules Hoffmann, a French citizen native of Luxembourg, CNRS senior researcher emeritus and professor at the university of Strasbourg, jointly with Bruce A. Beutler for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity. They share the prestigious award with Ralph M. Steinman for his works on dendritic cells and their role in adaptive immunity. Jules Hoffmann, whose findings have revolutionized current understanding of the immune system by disclosing the main keys to its activation, is also laureate of the CNRS 2011 Gold Medal.
23/09/2011 - The CNRS Gold Medal, the most prestigious scientific distinction in France, has been awarded this year to Jules Hoffmann, an internationally renowned biologist. Emeritus Senior Researcher at CNRS and Professor at the Université de Strasbourg, Hoffmann has dedicated his work to the study of the genetic and molecular mechanisms responsible for innate immunity in insects.
20/07/2011 - The July 2011 issue of CNRS International Magazine has just come out. You will learn about the latest advance in superconductivity, visit a life-size ecology testing facility, tour the Petit Trianon in Versailles, and much more.
27/06/2011 - Forum France-MIT - Innovating and cooperating on energies for the future (Paris, June 29 2011): It aims to foster and develop Research and Development programs involving both French universities and research institutions, private companies and MIT.
28/04/2011 - Economist Esther Duflo, physicist Mathias Fink and robotics specialist François Pierrot are the first ever laureates of the CNRS Medal of Innovation, presented on April 27, 2011 by Minister of Higher Education and Research Valérie Pécresse. This new award honors individuals whose research has led to breakthrough technological, therapeutic or social innovations.
20/01/2011 - The April issue of the CNRS International Magazine is now available. It includes a focus on Mathematics, a survey of the AMS detector orbiting the Earth, an excursion to Amazonia to collect surprising insects, and a lot more.
14/03/2011 - Why is it that life on Earth as we know it would not have been possible without the natural "greenhouse effect"? Why do we have seasons? What exactly is solar radiation, the driving force behind the climate? How do the planet's major biomes depend on the climate? All these questions are answered in the new sagascience animation “The Earth’s climate”.
20/01/2011 - The January issue of the CNRS International Magazine is now available. Find out about the driverless car, CNRS 2010 Gold Medal recipient, the bright future of computing science, Anatolia’s ancient civilization, and a lot more straight from our labs.
17/12/2010 - During a ceremony held at the Sorbonne, the French minister for higher education and research, Valérie Pécresse, awarded the CNRS Gold Medal, the highest distinction in French scientific research, to Gerard Férey, chemist and materials designer. CNRS Gold Medalists
01/12/2010 - Recruitment of research scientists: In 2011, CNRS recruits 377 permanent researchers in all fields of science.
Application forms are available on line from 1st December 2010 to 6 January 2011.
14/10/2010 - The October issue of CNRS International Magazine is now available. Discover ancient Gaul, where the numerous Celtic tribes had reached an advanced level of civilization long before the Roman conquest.
16/09/2010 - Keio Medical Science Prize 2010 - Professor Jules A. Hoffmann, Emeritus Senior Researcher at CNRS, has been selected for the 15th Keio Medical Science Prize, together with Shizuo Akira, Director of Immunology Frontier Research Center (Osaka University). The Keio Medical Science Prize gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine.
09/09/2010 - CNRS 2010 Gold Medal awarded to Gérard Férey, chemist and materials designer.
This prestigious annual prize rewards the works of a prominent personality who has made an exceptional contribution to the dynamism, reputation and influence of French scientific research.
Gérard Férey is a researcher in the physicochemistry of solids and inorganic or hybrid materials. He specializes in the design of hybrid porous materials, in particular for the storage of CO2 or medicines. With the help of his team, he predicts and explains the behavior of these nanomaterials, which have a wide range of useful properties and potential applications in the fields of energy, sustainable development and healthcare.
Férey is a member of the Academie des Sciences and professor emeritus at the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ). He served as deputy director of the CNRS Chemical Sciences Department before founding and heading the Institut Lavoisier in Versailles (UVSQ/CNRS).
18/08/2010 - The 2010 Fields Medal has been awarded to Ngô Bao Châu, a professor at the Laboratoire de Mathématiques d'Orsay (Orsay Mathematics Laboratory, Université Paris-Sud 11/CNRS) and to Cédric Villani, professor at the ENS (Ecole Normale Supérieure) in Lyon and director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (UPMC/CNRS).
13/07/2010 - In its latest issue, CNRS International Magazine celebrates the laser’s 50th anniversary, and explores the many discoveries that it has led to, as well as the new improvements being achieved in CNRS labs.
24/06/2010 - Jean-François Stéphan named director of INSU-CNRS - CNRS president Alain Fuchs has named Jean-François Stéphan director of CNRS's National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU). Stéphan, who was a CNRS researcher for over 12 years, has been an Earth sciences professor at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and a member of the Géoazur laboratory(1) since 1989. His research focuses on the tectonics and geodynamics of mountain ranges and of active submarine structures. He will take office on June 28th, 2010, replacing Dominique Le Queau whose term has come to an end.
14/06/2010 - On June 14th, 2010, renewal of the Georgia Tech-CNRS International Joint Unit (UMI) between the Georgia Institute of Technology and CNRS, in partnership with the Université de Franche-Comté, Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers and Université Paul Verlaine – Metz: the new four-year contract for 2010-2013 will be signed in the presence of Dr. Bud Peterson, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, CNRS president Alain Fuchs, as well as the UMI’s academic partners and the directors of GT Atlanta’s Research and International Relations departments.
28/05/2010 - How to reconcile nature, economic development, town planning and sustainable management? Do towns have a green future? Find out in this new edition of Sagascience "Greening the city".
14/04/2010 - The April issue of CNRS International Magazine has just come out. Its cover story brings you an overview of the research currently underway in CNRS laboratories to fight cancer.
23/03/2010 - Jacques Martino has been appointed director of CNRS's National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) by CNRS president Alain Fuchs. Dr. Martino had been director of the Subatech laboratory (CNRS/Ecole des Mines de Nantes/Université de Nantes) since 2001, and director of the Arronax cyclotron public interest group in Nantes. He will take up his new post on April 1st, 2010, replacing Michel Spiro who was elected president of the CERN council last December.
05/02/2010 - Bernard Derrida, research teacher in the statistical physics laboratory of the Physics Department at ENS, received the Boltzmann medal 2010 for his fundamental contributions to statistical physics. The Bolztmann medal is one of the highest international distinctions for physics, and is awarded only once every three years.
03/02/2010 - The 2010 Wolf Prize in Physics goes to Prof. Alain Aspect, CNRS senior researcher, Prof. John F. Clauser (US) and Prof. Anton Zeilinger (Austria) for their work in quantum physics.
20/01/2010 - Dr. Alain Fuchs, Senior Professor, has been appointed as president of CNRS by the Council of Ministers on January 20th, 2010, on the recommendation of the Minister of Higher Education and Research.
16/12/2009 - At a ceremony at the Sorbonne, Valérie Pécresse, the French minister for higher education and research, awarded the CNRS Gold Medal, the highest award for scientific research in France, to Serge Haroche, physicist specializing in atomic physics and quantum optics. CNRS Gold Medalists
02/12/2009 - CNRS research scientist recruitment: In 2010, CNRS is recruiting for 400 tenured research positions in all fields of science.
Applications are available on line from 2 December 2009 to 5 January 2010.
02/11/2009 - Climb aboard the Beagle and relive Charles Darwin's odyssey. "Darwin, a naturalist's voyage around the world", the fourteenth title in the CNRS Sagascience multimedia collection, is now online. Through this website, you will discover the voyage that enabled the famous naturalist to lay the groundwork for his theory of evolution through natural selection.
16/09/2009 - Second call for ERC Starting Grants
Of the 219 selected grantees, 9 are CNRS researchers: 6 in Life Sciences, 2 in physics and engineering, and 1 in social sciences and humanities. Read more.
17/07/2009 - The July 2009 issue of CNRS international magazine has just come out. From the Big Bang to the emergence of the first living cells, how each of these stages begin in this epic drama is still subject to much speculation. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, CNRS International Magazine looks into the Mysteries of the origins of the Universe.
03/06/2009 -The 2009 CNRS Gold Medal is awarded to Serge Haroche, physicist specializing in atomic physics and quantum optics. A professor at Collège de France, Dr. Haroche is head of the Kastler Brossel laboratory's group on the electrodynamics of simple systems.
20/05/2009 - The European Physical Society's 2009 Senior Researcher Prizes in Quantum Electronics and Optics awarded to Alain Aspect (fundamental aspects) and Thomas Ebbesen (applied aspects). These prizes are awarded only once every two years, and recognize the very highest level of achievements in fundamental and applied research. More
23/04/2009 - Olivier Voinnet, CNRS senior researcher at the Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes du CNRS in Strasbourg, is awarded top European honor in molecular biology: the 2009 Gold medal of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). This award is in recognition of his pioneering work in RNA silencing mechanisms in plants.
14/04/2009 - The April 2009 issue of CNRS international magazine has just come out.
The year 2009 marks both the bicentennial of Darwin's birthday and the 150-year anniversary of the first publication of his famous work On the Origin of Species. So just how did Darwin construct his theories? And how have they developed since then? CNRS International Magazine has been finding out.
08/04/2009 - For the International Year of Astronomy, a program called Around the World in 80 Telescopes took place on April 3rd and 4th with live 24-hour webcast from astronomical observatories. Discover some of the observatories affiliated with CNRS: IRAM 30-metre telescope, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Telescope Bernard Lyot, Concordia station, Observatoire de Haute-Provence...
02/04/2009 - The largest astronomical gathering ever - The “100 hours of astronomy” will take place from April 2nd to 5th 2009. This unprecedented event will take place around the world simultaneously. The goal is to allow a large number of people to discover the wonders of the sky.
15/12/2008 - At a ceremony at the Sorbonne, Valérie Pécresse, the French minister for higher education and research, awarded the CNRS Gold Medal to Jean Weissenbach, a world-renowned geneticist. The CNRS Gold Medal is the highest award for scientific research in France. Press release - CNRS Gold Medalists
15/12/2008 -The January 2009 issue of CNRS international magazine has just come out.
The International Heliophysical Year, which put the spotlight on the Sun, has just ended. What do we know about this fascinating, vital and mysterious star? At CNRS, the Sun takes center stage in the lab every day. CNRS International magazine revisits the star we know best: our Sun.
05/12/2008 - European Conference on Research Infrastructures, December 9-10, 2008
03/12/2008 - Research scientist recruitment: CNRS is recruiting for 300 tenured researchers positions in all fields of science in 2009.
Applications online from December 3rd 2008 to January 6th 2009.
03/12/2008 - Inauguration of the largest detector of cosmic rays in the world, the Pierre Auger observatory on Novembre 14th and 15th 2008 in Argentina.
06/10/2008 - The Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2008 goes to Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi for their discovery of "human immunodeficiency virus" and Harald zur Hausen for his discovery of "human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer"