Legal declaration

Mentions légales
  • General information

    The website at is an on-line publication of the Académie des sciences, 23 quai de Conti – F-75006 Paris
    Director for this publication: Catherine Bréchignac, Perpetual secretary of the Académie des Sciences
    The website was designed and put on line by Natacha Oliveira, webmaster. Maintenance and updates are provided regularly by all services of the Academie. The latter endeavours to verify the factual content and the updating of information pit on line; the latter can be modified at any time. Possible errors or omissions may occur.
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    Users (Internauts) have a right by French law n° 78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 relative à l'informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés [computer science, data files, human rights].
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    or by the postal to
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  • Intellectual Property Rights

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    The site may contain links to other partner (or third party) sites. The Academy does not have the means to check all such links, and cannot, for example, guarantee that theyu comply with currentr rules and regulations. This practice of providing lionks is authorised with the proviso that on one hand, they do not uphold policies or interests deemed contrary to thos of the Academy, and on the other that the user can readily identify the authors and origins of any given text.
  • Acknowledgements

    We thank the CNRS, and especially the computer centre CC-IN2P3 and CCSD for their help.