Celebrating Bastille Day with international scientists in Los Angeles
The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles held a Reception for Bastille Day at the Résidence de France on Sunday, July 14th, 2013. Mr Axel Cruau, Consul General of France, warmly welcomed the numerous guests who attended the event, including world-leading scientists conducting key research work at various Californian universities and research institutes.
Mr Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Los Angeles, welcoming researchers Romain Caire and Vincent Philippe, as well as Professor Amnon Altman and his wife (© Press Office / Consulate General of France in Los Angeles 2013).
Professors Guruswami Ravichandran and Ares Rosakis of Caltech (California Institute of Technology), as well as Doctor Virendra Sarohia of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech), took part in the celebrations. Dr Laurent Itti from USC (University of Southern California) and Professor Amnon Altmon from LIAI (La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology) spoke lengthily with Dr Fabien Agenes, Attaché for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France.
On the left, researchers Sarohia, Ravichandran and Rosakis speak with Dr Fabien Agenes, Attaché for Science and Technology, and Mr Fabrice Maiolino, Deputy Consul General. On the right, Mr Axel Cruau greets Dr Laurent Itti (© Press Office / Consulate General of France in Los Angeles 2013).
Over the years, these researchers have greatly contributed to the development of new scientific and technological partnerships between France and the USA, notably by supporting the setting up of dual degrees and by welcoming, in their labs or research institutions, French students. Some of their students have also carried out parts of their research projects and postgraduate studies in France.
Mr Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Los Angeles, giving his speech during the Bastille Day Reception with Ms Dourene Cruau by his side (© Shirley Moirin / Consulate General of France in Los Angeles 2013).
The Bastille Day Reception was a great occasion to celebrate France, but also the many Franco-American collaborations which exist in the fields of Science and Technology.
— Aurelie Perthuison