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EIG CONCERT-Japan: Announcement of Selected Projects for the 8th Joint Call

A total of 6 projects were selected for the EIG CONCERT-Japan 8th Call for Projects in the field of “Sustainable Hydrogen Technology as Affordable and Clean Energy”. Two of these projects include CNRS PIs.

Learn more about the selected projects on the EIG CONCERT-Japan website.

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Scientific photo contest (Japan)

Congratulations to Dr. Sophie Colson, winner of the 2021 edition of the French-Japanese scientific photo contest « Yugen » organized by the Embassy of France in Japan!

« Toward carbon-free combustion » is a picture of an ammonia/methane flame.

Dr. Sophie Colson is a postdoc fellow collaborating with ELyT Global International Research Network (CNRS/Univ. Lyon/Tohoku Univ.)

Learn more about her project and other finalists on the contest website.

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Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize

Congratulations to Agnès Ducharne (CNRS/Sorbonne Université, UMR METIS) and Lo Min-hui (National Taiwan University) who were awarded 2021 Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize on 24 November for their joint project on groundwater and its relationship with climate change and terrestrial ecology!

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IFRJ-MFJ (Japan): “Justice & Interest / Judicialization” Workshop

The French Research Institute on Japan at Maison Franco-Japonaise (IFRJ-MFJ) is organizing a two-day online workshop on “Justice & Interest / Judicialization”.

Date: 26-27 January 2021.

Registration and program

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Interview with Dr. Lucie Rigaill (Japan)

Dr. Lucie Rigaill, a primatologist working from the ETHOS laboratory (joint research unit between CNRS and Université de Rennes 1) and collaborating with Japan, was interviewed for the « Women in Science » series of the embassy of France in Japan.

Read in French or in Japanese

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Congratulatory message of CNRS President and CEO Antoine Petit for IBS 10th anniversary (2011-2021)

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IFRJ-MFJ (Japan)

IFRJ-MFJ researchers contributed to a volume entitled « Socio-Life Science and the COVID-19 Outbreak. Public Health and Public Policy », for two chapters in particular:

  • « Mapping COVID-19 in Japan and Greater Tokyo Area, Socio-Spatial and Political Analysis of the Epidemic », by Adrienne Sala and Rémi Scoccimaro
  • « The COVID-19 Outbreak and Public Health Issues: An Interdisciplinary Approach », by Anavaj Sakuntabhai and Bernard Thomann

Read the volume online (open access)

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Nanocar Race II

Online presentations of the Nanocar Race II to French International High Schools in Tokyo and Kyoto, 12 and 14 October 2021

Read the article (in French)

Watch the 23 November press conference

NANOSYNERGETICS is a 🇫🇷🇯🇵 Int'l Research Project between #PPSM @ENS_ParisSaclay @INC_CNRS and @osaka_univ_e #NAIST @AoyamaGakuinU @KyotoU_News

📢 This series of webinars is open to IRP members & collaborators. Check @NSynergetics website for more info ▶️


First @NSynergetics monthly web seminar :
January 27th, 2022
Starting time: 11.00 AM (FR) / , 7.00 PM (JP).
– Dr Vitor BRASILIENSE from PPSM, ENS Paris-Saclay
Title: « Quantitative Phase Microscopy as a tool for probing local chemistry: nanoobjects and surface micropatterning. »

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