For the second year in a row, we are excited to support the Scientific Prizes of the French Embassy, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, particularly the Jean-Marie Lehn Prize, which established the tradition in 1994. Along with the award, we also support the "Sounds of Science" event, a public scientific conference organized by the French Embassy and the French Institute in Prague. Both events will take place on 28 June 2024.

Scientific Prizes

The Scientific Prizes of the French Embassy are open to PhD students enrolled in a doctoral program or postdoctoral fellows who have recently defended their PhD dissertations. The awards cover the fields of chemistry (Jean-Marie Lehn Prize), medicine (Albert Schweitzer Prize), pharmacy (Sanofi Prize), computer sciences (Joseph Fourier Prize), nuclear sciences (Henri Becquerel Prize), environment and climate ("Make Our Planet Great Again" Prize), and social sciences and humanities (Jacques Derrida Prize).

Sounds of Science

Sounds of Science event aims to engage top-level scientists and musicians in a dialogue between science and the arts. The event alternates musical performances and scientific lectures, putting the latest research advances into perspective for a broad audience.

This year, three leading French scientists will be joining the event:

  • Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1987)
  • Jules Hoffmann (Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2011)
  • Alain Aspect (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2022)

They’ll be sharing the latest scientific concepts in their fields in a way that’s easy to understand for everyone, from high school students to seasoned researchers.

Between lectures, musical performances will be orchestrated by Michal Rataj, Jan Trojan, and Ivo Kahánek.