France: Partnership with Collège de France
L-R: Prof. Serge Haroche and Prof. Victor Malka
Prof. Alain Prochiantz, Administrator of the Collège de France, warmly welcomed the Israeli delegation comprised of President Prof. Daniel Zajfman and Prof. Victor Malka of the Department of Physics of Complex Systems.
Prof. Serge Haroche, 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and a professor at the Collège de France, noted the importance of developing international agreements and the opportunity to share scientific knowledge across borders. The research of Prof. Clément Sanchez, a chemist, and of Prof. Malka were showcased in two short films.
Maurice Lévy, President of Weizmann France, said that this cooperation between the two institutions is a fulfillment of the vision of the late Simone Veil, founder of the Pasteur-Weizmann Council and a Minister of Health in France. He recalled her description of joint research between Weizmann scientists and their French colleagues as “the very symbol of a dialogue at the highest level between scientists, for the sake of science and for the benefit of humanity, beyond borders.”