Sylvie RoussetDirector of the Scientific and Technical Information Department (DIST)

An alumna of the ENS (École Normale Supérieure) in Paris, Sylvie Rousset joined the CNRS in 1989 as a researcher in the solid-state physics group. From 1997 to 2007 she formed and directed her own research team at the Quantum Materials and Phenomena (MPQ) laboratory, (CNRS / Université Paris Diderot). She then served as director of the MPQ (2007-2010), the Nanosciences DIM (Priority Research Area) of the greater Paris region (2010-2014) and the Nano-K “From Cold Atoms to Nanosciences” DIM. She has also been a member of the CNRS National Committee (section 3), the CNU (Conseil National des Universités – section 28) and the AERES/HCÉRES Board (2011-2014). In 2014 she was named vice president in charge of research at the Université Paris Diderot, and in November 2018 she took over as director of the CNRS Scientific and Technical Information Department (DIST).


In cooperation with the Resources Office, the ten CNRS Institutes and the Department for the Territorial Organization of Research (DASTR), the DIST is in charge of collecting, processing, archiving and distributing the documentary resources necessary to the CNRS research units. It provides researchers with thematic and interdisciplinary portals for accessing these resources, as well as scientific intelligence tools. On behalf of the CNRS, it  participates in devising national policyies on the acquisition of digital data. It also contributes to technology transfer and the dissemination of new scientific knowledge, especially in the form of open archives