Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:14:07 -0500 A Writer’s Room: Bernard-Henri Lévy The French intellectual at home in Paris, where he authored much of “The Genius of Judaism,” his new book about what it means to be a Jew today.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:48:52 GMT Students teargassed while protesting alleged police rape Hundreds of French high-school students staged an unauthorised anti-police rally on Thursday, blocking the entrances to a dozen schools in Paris in the latest in a series of protests over the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton.
For eleven years now, this convention, sponsored by the French Foundation IPSEN, has presented the scientific community with top-level scientific discussion. This year's theme was centered around the biology of RNA.
Ariane 5 completed a flawless launch from Europe's spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre, orbiting two telecommunications satellites, SKY Brasil-1 for operator AT&T/DIRECTV and Telkom 3S for operator Telkom Indonesia. The flight marked the European launcher's 77th straight success since 2003.
The fourth edition of the FADEx program was held in France from July 4 to July 8, 2016, with the support of Inria, CNRS, Société Informatique de France (SIF) and three “laboratoires d'excellence” (LabEx) established from the “Programme Investissements d'Avenir” (PIA). The FADEx program was created in 2014 by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. It aims to enhance scientific exchanges between American and French PhD students working in the same field of research in order to encourage the development of French-American collaborations. This program also serves as an opportunity for American students to better understand the French research system. This edition focused on cyber-physical systems.
Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's new Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, met CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall at CNES's Head Office in Paris on February 1-2, 2017. This first meeting since his appointment provided the opportunity to review the priorities of CNES and NASA's cooperation.
On February 13, Norbert PALUCH, CNES representative and space counselor at the Embassy of France, delivered a speech during a Space Café dedicated to Space in Europe, along with representatives from the European Space Agency, the European Union and the German Space Agency (DLR).