Round table on Franco-American scientific collaborations in La Jolla, CA
From July 8th to 12th, 2013 the University of California San Diego hosted the five-day international conference “Franco-American Workshop – Toward low spintronic devices” which was co-organized by UCSD, New York University, the University of Lorraine and the University of Paris-Sud. The workshop aimed to bring together the scientific and engineering communities working in the field of spintronics, in order to discuss recent advances in this research field and to promote international scientific collaborations, notably between France and the USA.
Spintronics, also known as magneto-electronics, is an emerging technology exploiting both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment, in addition to its fundamental electronic charge, in solid-state devices. Spintronics is an exciting field that holds promise to build faster and more efficient computers and other devices.
Round Table on Franco-American Collaborations in Research and Higher Education (© Fabien Agenès / Consulate General of France in Los Angeles 2013).
On July 11th, during the conference, a round table evaluating collaboration efforts between France and the United States took place. This event was co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology, Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, UCSD and University of Lorraine. During the round table invited attendees discussed potential opportunities to strengthen scientific and educative relations between France and the U.S. The topics reviewed included collaborative research programs, international associated laboratories, and joint higher education programs. Notable attendees included Chancellor of UCSD Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor of the University of Lorraine Pierre Mutzenhardt, and Counselor for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the USA Annick Suzor-Weiner.
Meeting between Science Counselor Suzor-Weiner and Chancellor Khosla, along with representatives from French universities and the organizers of the symposium (© Fabien Agenès / Consulate General of France in Los Angeles 2013).
Prior to the round table, Suzor-Weiner along with representatives from French universities and the organizers of the symposium met with Chancellor Khosla and Vice-Chancellor Sandra Brown. Suzor-Weiner also met with Prof. Palmer Taylor, UCSD Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, to congratulate him for being recently awarded with the French Legion of Honour.
Jean-Pierre Changeux, Palmer Taylor and Annick Suzor-Weiner on July 11th, 2013 (© Fabien Agenès / Consulate General of France in Los Angeles 2013).
Round table speakers:
Guy Bertrand, Director, UCSD-CNRS Joint Research Chemistry Laboratory
Sandra Brown, Vice Chancellor, Research Affairs, UCSD
Julie Carimalo, Scientific Deputy Coordinator of the French C’Nano, CNRS
Elena Ceccarelli, Deputy director, Office for International Relations at University of Paris Sud /IDEX Paris-Saclay
Arnaud Chevalier, Associate Vice provost, Rice University
Giancarlo Faini, Deputy director, Institut de Physique du CNRS (INP)
Shaya Fainman, Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSD
Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor at University California San Diego
Miroslav Krstic, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Affairs, UCSD
Jason Leonard, Chateaubriand fellow, UCSD
Xavier Morise, Director, CNRS Office for the United States, Canada and Mexico
Pierre Mutzenhardt, Chancellor at University of Lorraine
Annick Suzor-Weiner, Counselor for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the USA
Fabien Agenès, Attaché for Science and Technology, Consulate General of France in Los Angeles
Stéphane Mangin, Head of the Nanomagnetism & spintronic team, Institut Jean Lamour, Nancy
Dafiné Ravelosona, Head of the Nanospintronics group Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale, Orsay
— Christine Stafford and Aurelie Perthuison