The French Académie des sciences brings together French scientists and foreign associates, both selected from among the most eminent.
News of the French Académie des sciences
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 [...]
The 20th March 2012, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2013 to Pierre DELIGNE, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, "for seminal contributions to algebraic geometry and for their transformative impact on number theory, representation theory, and related fields". Pierre DELIGNE is Foreign Associate Members of the French Académie des sciences.
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.
Alain CARPENTIER, President of the French Académie des sciences and Daniel RICQUIER, Vice-President Foreign Secretary, participate in the International Conference on the Impact of the Nuclear Plant Accident held on 10 October in Tokyo and organized by the InterAcademy Council and the Science Council of Japan.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal for the year 2013 is awarded to Alain CARPENTIER, President of the French Académie des sciences. The Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal has been awarded since 1990 for making contributions to international cooperation and public understanding in Science and Technology. This is the most prestigious international award of the lndian National Science Academy bestowed upon to distinguished foreign scientists of lnternational fame.
Statements and Reports
Report of the French Académie des sciences - May 2013
"Drug Resistance in Infectious Agents – A Global Threat to Humanity" and "Driving Sustainable Development: the role of Science, Technology and Innovation"
Joint Advice Note issued by the French national Academies of Agriculture, Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences, Technologies, and Veterinary sciences in regard to a recent publication by G.E. Séralini et al. on toxicity of a genetically modified organism (GMO)
Prizes of the French Académie des sciences
The "Grande Médaille" 2013 is awarded to Joan STEITZ.
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.
Presentation of the French Académie des sciences
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 [...]