Philippe Ciais, CEA research director at the LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ), has been appointed member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2021.
He is the only French researcher elected in 2021 among the 24 other new foreign members of this institution. A total of 65 scientists were elected this year, bringing the total number of members to 860, including 129 foreigners.
Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has five sections (mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth sciences and technology) and also has many research-related institutions, including 84 institutes and one university. It has also created or supported hundreds of high-tech companies, some of which are publicly traded.
A specialist in the global carbon cycle and climate change, Philippe Ciais has also been a member of the French Academy of Sciences since 2019 and was awarded the CNRS silver medal in 2017.
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