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


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About the French Académie des sciences

"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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Election of the President and the Vice-President for 2015-2016
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The 18th November 2014, Bernard MEUNIER is elected President and Sebastien CANDEL is elected Vice-President of the French Académie des sciences for 2015-2016.

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On November 18 2014, election of 10 new Members


Statements and Reports

Letter about European Union research policy

Press Release

Prizes of the French Académie des sciences

Joël LEBOWITZ, The "Grande Médaille" 2014

Joel LEBOWITZ, a man of science and peace, the award-winner of the 2014 Grande Médaille of the French Académie des sciences.

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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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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 04.03.2015 ]
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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