Welcome to iGLOBES

Interdisciplinary Global Environmental Studies

iGLOBES is a CNRS - ENS/PSL University - University of Arizona research center, created to establish a hub of collaborative interactions between the French scientific community and UA researchers, fostering innovative interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. For more information...



iglobes NEWS And EVENTS

VALUING INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

 

While iGLOBES is currently putting together a new program of international collaborations in "environmental mathematics" with the International Research Labs (IRL) in the Americas, the Centro de Modelamiento de Matemático (CMM) in Chile is celebrating 20 years of existence! 

 

The center was created in 2000 as a new way of rethinking mathematics, seeking solutions to complex problems. "We provided tools to research the human genome, giving us hope for personalized medicine (...), the need for modeling in the field of mining, electricity and telecommunications, as well as the environment and city pollution", said Alejandro Maass, CMM Director. "CMM plays a very important role managing different international mathematics laboratories that we have in Canada, the United States, as well as in Mexico, Brazil and of course Chile. Thanks to CMM, it has been fruitful", said Antoine Petit, President of CNRS.

November 20, 2020

SÉBASTIEN ROUX TO PRESENT HIS RESEARCH AT THE 8TH SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES' CONFERENCE

Sébastien Roux, CNRS researcher, received an award this year from the French Social Sciences Foundation for his work on survivalists. He will be presenting his research, "Life after. Political and moral anthropology of survivalism in the United States (Arizona)" at the 8ème Journée des Sciences Sociales which will take place on November 20. The theme of the conference is “Societies in danger. Threats, fears, perceptions, knowledge, reactions, resiliency”.

 

For his research, Sébastien came to Tucson at the beginning of the year 2020.

November 2-4, 2020

EXPANDING THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CNRS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

In anticipation of a November meeting to discuss a strategic partnership in three key areas (environment, space and data science) between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS) and the University of Arizona, Dr. Sylvette Tourmente, the Director of the CNRS Office in Washington DC, came to the campus, accompanied by Clémence Guiresse, the Program Manager and Deputy Director.

 

They were able to connect with Administrators, Department heads and researchers and discuss potential research cooperations between French and UA researchers, as well as tour several significant buildings including the Mirror Lab and the Tree Ring Lab. On Wednesday, they discovered Biosphere 2 with Deputy Director John Adams and Dr. Joaquin Ruiz.