The 2013 Balzan Prize awarded to three French scientists
France welcomes the decision of the jury of the 2013 Balzan Prize, made on 9 September in Milan (Italy), to honour three leading French scientists. It is the first time since 2001 that this international award, which recognizes scientific excellence around the world, gives such a prominent place to French researchers.
We congratulate Mrs Pascale Cossart, Mr. Alain Aspect and Mr. André Vauchez, specialists in infectious disease, quantum physics and the history of the Middle Ages respectively. We would like to encourage them to continue their work, which is an important contribution to the promotion of French research worldwide.
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