CNRS Unveils New Blueprint

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Science  31 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5339, pp. 797
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5339.797a

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PARIS-- Physicist Catherine Bréchignac has kept a low profile since July, when she became director-general of France's largest research organization, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). But last week she unveiled a blueprint for CNRS's rejuvenation. At a packed press conference, Bréchignac introduced her new team of scientific directors and her plans to reorganize spending priorities at the agency. Bréchignac said she aims to reverse the recent decline in support for basic research and restore the morale of CNRS researchers.