The prestigious institution has elected “academician for life” Patrice Simon, deputy director of RS2E.
In 2020, 18 new members will join the Académie des sciences, a venerable institution founded in 1666 by Colbert, one of the main ministers of King Louis XIV. Among the new entrants is Patrice Simon, deputy director of RS2E, will be part of the “Chemical, biologic and medical sciences, and their applications” division, section of chemistry.
Those results will soon be ratified by official decree of the President of the French Republic. The reception ceremony for the new members will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, under the Dome of the Institute of France.
The RS2E congratulates Patrice Simon on his nomination, after that of Jean-Marie Tarascon, director of RS2E, in 2004.
Link: Press release from the Académie des science (in French)