The French Académie des sciences brings together French scientists and foreign associates, both selected from among the most eminent.


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"One Year with the Académie des sciences" 2012

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Charter of expertise by the Académie des sciences
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As described in Articles 2 and 3 of its Statutes (see Annex 1), one of the missions of the Académie des sciences is to study and make recommendations on scientific and technical issues. It may carry out expertises when the nature of the question addressed to it, or taken up on its own initiative, justifies it. It should be noted that not all notices and publications by the Académie constitute an expertise according to the definitions in Annex II [...]

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On December 10 2013, election of 17 new Members
Election of the President and the Vice-President for 2013-2014
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The 11th December 2012, Philippe TAQUET is elected President and Bernard MEUNIER is elected Vice-President of the French Académie des sciences for 2013-2014.

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Statements and Reports

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Prizes of the French Académie des sciences

Joan A. STEITZ, The "Grande Médaille" 2013

The "Grande Médaille" 2013 is awarded to Joan STEITZ.

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Descartes-Huygens Prize for 2012 awarded to cell biologists Graça RAPOSO and Harry HEIJNEN

Graça Raposo and Harry Heijnen received the Descartes-Huygens Prize on 28 January 2013. They have been awarded the prize for their outstanding research and their contribution to Franco-Dutch relations.

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Joint Meeting of leading officers representing the Academies of Science of France and of the United States


The leadership of the Academies of Science of France and of the United States meet from time to time, to discuss common interests. In particular, both academies have important roles as independent [...]

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"Risks to plant Health"

Reports of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) (March 2014)

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The Académie des sciences is one of the five Académies that together constitute the Institut de France - Legal provisions - INTRANET - [ Updated 09.04.2014 ]
copyright Illustration Image de microscopie électronique à balayage de nanotubes de carbone (NTC) synthétisés par la méthode dite par CCVD (Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition) sur un substrat d'alumine texturée dopée au fer préparée par la technique de templated grain growth (TGG). Les NTC sont orientés le long des marches cristallines du substrat. Applications potentielles à long terme, en recherche fondamentale, dans le domaine des nanodispositifs. L'échelle donnée par le nanotube est de l'ordre d'un micromètre.
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