The first-ever joint symposium hosted by the University of Chicago and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) on April 30 highlighted an ambitious initiative that funds collaborative research involving students and faculty from a wide range of disciplines.

The event was part of an ongoing partnership between the two institutions to foster opportunities for research, education, and scholarly engagement across a range of scientific fields. The agreement, the first of its kind between a U.S. university and CNRS, funds collaborations in such areas as molecular engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics, biochemistry, genetics, biology and the social sciences.

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