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Journée Francophone de la Recherche, 2019

Journée Francophone de la Recherche (Japan)

Sciencescope  – The Association of French-speaking students and researchers in Japan, the Embassy of France in Japan, the CNRS – Tokyo Office for North Asia, and the French Institute for Research on Japan (MFJ, UMIFRE 19 MEAE-CNRS) are organizing the 26th Francophone Research Day on Friday, February 3, 2023, at the Maison Franco-Japonaise (MFJ) in Tokyo (Ebisu).
Since 1997, this annual meeting has been gathering the community of French-speaking researchers and students established in Japan, from all disciplines and all nationalities. You are cordially invited to present your research work, or simply to register to participate in this event.
Information and registration:
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CNRS-UTokyo PhD Joint Program: Workshop (Japan)

CNRS and The University of Tokyo launched a PhD Joint Program in 2021, with 6 projects selected.
Laureates Séverine CHAMBEYRON from Institut de Génétique Humaine (IGH, Montpellier) and Mikiko C. SIOMI from UTokyo’s Department of Biological Sciences organize a workshop where their PhD students present their data and results!
Date: 9 March 2023 (in English)
Place: On site, Genopolys, Montpellier, France
Logos of the University of Tokyo and CNRS for their Joint PhD program

International Conference on the Physics of the Two Infinites (Japan)

International Research Laboratory ILANCE between CNRS Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics and The University of Tokyo organizes a conference on the physics of the two infinites next spring on 27-30 March 2023 in Kyoto, Japan.

 Registration and details

Journée Francophone de la Recherche, 2019

International Workshop on Thermoelectrics (Japan)

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An international workshop on thermoelectric materials is organized in Caen on 12-14 April 2023, in the framework of the scientific cooperation between CRISMAT and AIST, NIMS and Kyushu University, including International Research Laboratory LINK.
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CNRS Interview of UTokyo President Teruo Fujii

Teruo FUJII, President of The University of Tokyo, was interviewed by CNRS!

Teruo FUJII discusses the rich and long-standing cooperation between the two institutions, highlighted by the launch of a new International Research Center last October.

Read the interview

Launch of the new JFAST laboratory

Kick-off meeting of the JFAST International Research Laboratory (Japan)

After more than twenty-five years of scientific collaboration, CNRS, Grenoble Alpes University and the University of Tsukuba in Japan have created the J-FAST laboratory, a new International Research Laboratory (IRL).

One of the ambitions of this new laboratory is to develop manufacturing processes for energy and material-saving devices.

For the CNRS, this is the eighth IRL in Japan, the first with the University of Tsukuba.


Japanese-French Frontiers of Science Symposium 2022

JFFoS 2022

JSPS and CNRS organized at the end of June in Kyoto the 10th Japanese-French Frontiers of Science Symposium (JFFoS), which brings together talented young researchers for interdisciplinary discussions.

For this 10th edition, researchers gathered around 5 thematic sessions: Food and Society; Numerical Identity; Misperception and Disinformation; Radical Innovation of Materials Using Light Energy; Extreme Rainfall Events: Occurrence and Impacts.

Check the JSPS website for more details.

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ReaDiNet International Conference

The International Research Network on mathematics ReaDiNet between France, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea will hold an international conference in Orsay, France on 3-6 January 2023.

Registration and details

"My mother told my teacher 'Please give my son homework at least occasionally.' My teacher answered, 'Your son has never done his homework despite the fact that I give him homework every day!'"

- Toshihide Maskawa, 2008 physics laureate.

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Laureates of the 9th call of the CONCERT-Japan program were just announced!

This program between 🇯🇵 and a dozen 🇪🇺 countries funds around 6 projects every year

The 9th call theme was Design of Materials with Atomic Precision

Tested in Venice, an underwater #robot equipped with #AI and other tech to clean up coastal areas and fight ocean pollution. The #Maelstrom project is leading the way in marine waste management

#ocean #pollution #CNRSnews

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