France-Atlanta 2019 | Scientific Events [fr]

Created in 2010 by the French Consulate General and the Georgia Institute of Technology, France-Atlanta is a series of events centered on innovation and designed to foster cooperation between France and the U.S. Southeast in the scientific, business, cultural, and humanitarian domains.

Atlanta is a major hub for scientific research and innovation thanks its exceptional universities and their cutting-edge research centers. Through French-American collaboration, numerous scientific discoveries have emerged which highlight the benefits of transatlantic scientific partnerships.

Discover this year’s France-Atlanta science events:

Biodiversity Symposium

PNGHuman and planetary health are linked to biodiversity in ways that are not always clear or appreciated by the public. Even as more species are disappearing in the wild and becoming threatened with extinction, others are being introduced to new environments. This raises questions regarding how such environmental changes will impact our everyday life.

Cassandra Quave and Thomas Gillespie will each chair a session of this symposium, which will bring together eminent French and American researchers and offer opportunities for networking and collaboration. Each talk will be organised into four interactive sessions with discussions between French and American speakers on diverse issues linked to the topic of biodiversity. These discussions will be followed by interactive Q&A sessions that provide an opportunity to engage with faculty as they share their perspectives and personal experiences.

This event is co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States and Emory University.

This symposium takes place on Thursday, October 17, at 8:15 a.m.

Register here.

Workshop of the UMIs of North America: Planet A Initiative

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) has a strong network of international collaborations around the world through its Unités Mixtes Internationales (UMI). This workshop will be the opportunity for all the UMI of North America to meet and bring together their research networks to tackle the grand challenge of climate change and sustainable development.

This workshop takes place on October 16, 17 and 18 and is by invitation only.

Georgia Tech – CNRS Joint Research Laboratory

JPEGThis session celebrates the Georgia Tech-CNRS international research partnership (UMI 2958) within the framework of CNRS’s 80th anniversary. Started in 2006 on the Georgia Tech-Lorraine campus in Metz, France, the UMI has grown tremendously and made some important scientific contributions. The session will mark the dedication of the UMI-Atlanta office and the signature of an agreement between CNRS and Institut Lafayette, the open innovation institute in optoelectronics located in Metz, France.

This event takes place on Thursday, October 17, at 3:30 p.m. and is by invitation only.

Last modified on 18/10/2019

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