Stay up-to-date on the latest events and news about the IRC Discovery!
|Date||Event Title||Event Type||Host Organization||Associated Projects|
|September 27, 2023||Europe’s Global Approach to Research and Innovation||Public event||The University of Chicago|
|June 8, 2023||Révolution française & American Revolution||Public event||Alliance Française de Chicago||Was the United States invented by a French philosopher?|
|June 5, 2023||Discovery Beyond Borders: Investments in Science and What Global Partnership Means for Chicago||Public event||The University of Chicago|
|April 30, 2021||
CNRS-UChicago PhD Program Follow-up Workshop
|Workshop||The University of Chicago|
June 9, 2023
The partnership, called the University of Chicago-CNRS International Research Center for Fundamental Scientific Discovery (IRC Discovery), brings together researchers and faculty from across the span of academic disciplines.
November 30, 2022
The University of Chicago and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) signed an agreement on Nov. 30 to establish the International Research Center for Fundamental Scientific Discovery (IRC Discovery), a new collaboration that will bring together some of the world’s leading researchers to collaborate on answering the biggest questions of our time. The signing by President Alivisatos and CNRS President and CEO Antoine Petit took place in Washington, DC, during French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit.
April 30, 2021
On Friday, April 30, 2021, the 11 research teams funded to date by the the CNRS-UChicago partnership program gathered virtually to share updates on their projects. The student researchers took the lead in presenting their teams' work, and at the end of the event participants voted for the best presentation. Marie Greaney (UChicago) and Maxime Lehmann (CNRS) (advisors: Ellie Heckscher, UChicago; Tihana Jovanic, CNRS) won first place, followed closely by runners-up Yi Liu (UChicago) and Maria Knaiir al Douaihy (CNRS) (advisors: John Reinitz, UChicago; Mounia Lagha, CNRS; Ovidiu Radulescu, CNRS).
Faculty and student participants alike spoke to the value added by working collaboratively across institutions and borders, even when travel and normal exchange possibilities are not possible. The faculty participants emphasized the crucial importance of supporting the work of young scientists through this opportunity. As Professor Paul Cheney of UChicago said, "Anyone who doesn't pay attention to younger scholars is really missing out on one of the most important parts of their work."
September 24, 2019
The University of Chicago and the French National Centre for Scientific Research are launching a new collaboration to grow opportunities for research, education and scholarly engagement across a range of scientific fields.