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The Letter
Academic year 2008-2009
Facts and data

Lectures Given by the Professors Abroad

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Austria

University of Vienna

Michel ZINK (holder of the Chair of French Mediaeval Literature)
“Reading of the Grail”.

Belgium

Free University of Brussels

Mireille DELMAS-MARTY (holder of the Chair of Comparative Legal Studies and Internationalization of Law)
Universal values in question: the ‘European laboratory’.

lAnne Fagot-Largeault (holder of the Chair of Philosophy of Life Science)
Ontology of the future.

University of Liege

Antoine LABEYRIE (holder of the Chair of Observational Astrophysics)
Emergence of hypertelescopes to see the stars and distant universes better.Astrophysics.

Brazil

Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada – Rio de Janeiro

Jean-Christophe YOCCOZ (holder of the Chair of Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems)
Some recent results in dynamic systems theory.

Canada

University of Quebec

Gilles VEINSTEIN (holder of the Chair of Turkish and Ottoman History)
Introduction to the institutions of the Ottoman state. Study of documents in Ottoman archives (16th – 18th centuries).

China

City University of Hong Kong

Jean-Marie LEHN (holder of the Chair of Chemistry of Molecular Interactions)
Molecular and Supramolecular Self-Organization.

University of Beijing

Christine PETIT (holder of the Chair of Genetics and Cellular Physiology)
Hereditary deafness – Molecular physiology of the cochlea.

Czech republic

Charles University in Prague

Jean-Marie LEHN (holder of the Chair of Chemistry of Molecular Interactions)
Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry – Towards Self-Organization.

Michel ZINK (holder of the Chair of French Mediaeval Literature)
What is the quest for the Grail?

Germany

University of Bonn

Pierre CORVOL (holder of the Chair of Experimental Medicine)
Tumoral Angiogenesis.

India

Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore

Marc FONTECAVE (holder of the Chair of Chemistry of biological processes)
Biological chemistry: enzymes and metalloenzymes.

Israël

Institute for Advanced Studies – Jerusalem

Gabriele VENEZIANO (holder of the Chair of Elementary Particles, Gravitation and Cosmology), Transplanckian Scattering: A Gedanken Experiment for 21st Century Physics?

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

John SCHEID (holder of the Chair of Religion, Institutions and Society in Ancient Rome)
Civic status and religious obligation

Italy

University of Genoa

Alain Berthoz (holder of the Chair of Physiology of Perception and Action)
Can we give an identity to a humanoid?

University of Naples ‘The Oriental’

Gérard FUSSMAN (holder of the Chair of History of India and Greater India)
For a new history of India.

Sapienza University of Rome

Jean KELLENS (holder of the Chair of Indo-Iranian Languages and Religions)
Ancient Avestic in light of the recent corpus: Question of relative chronology.

University of Sienna

Alain Berthoz (holder of the Chair of Physiology of Perception and Action)
Cognitive bases and pathology of identity.

Portugal

University of Coimbra – Institute of systems and robotics

Alain Berthoz (holder of the Chair of Physiology of Perception and Action)
Common problems between robotics and neurosciences: the relationship between perception and action.

Spain

Complutense University of Madrid

Roger CHARTIER (holder of the Chair of Writings and cultures in modern Europe)
“Written culture and literature in the Golden Age”.

Sweden

University of Uppsala

Jean-Marie LEHN (holder of the Chair of Chemistry of Molecular Interactions)
From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptative Chemistry.

Pierre CORVOL (holder of the Chair of Experimental Medicine)
1) Angiotensin and hematopoiesis
2) Angiogenic effects of vasoactive peptides.

Switzerland

University of Berne

Édouard BARD (holder of the Chair of Climate and Ocean Evolution)
Sudden climate changes and glaciations.

Tunisia

University of Tunis

Jacques LIVAGE (holder of the Chair of Chemistry of Molecular Interactions)
Soft chemistry and materials

United States

University of California – San Diego

Philippe DESCOLA (holder of the Chair of Anthropology of Nature)Complex relationships.

University of Chicago

Philippe DESCOLA (holder of the Chair of Anthropology of Nature)
The institution of beings.

Harvard University

Philippe DESCOLA (holder of the Chair of Anthropology of Nature)
The anthropology of images.

Princeton University

Mr Philippe DESCOLA (holder of the Chair of Anthropology of Nature)
Towards a monist anthropology.

Mr Pierre-Etienne WILL (holder of the Chair of History of Modern China)
Are there Political Resources for Democratic Institutions in Chinese History.
The Penal Code and its Commentaries in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Reed College – Portland

Mr Philippe DESCOLA (holder of the Chair of Anthropology of Nature)
Anthropology and ontology.
New trends in the anthropology of nature.

Stanford University

Mr Michel ZINK (holder of the Chair of French Mediaeval Literature)
“Seeking God and the Grail” 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Massachusetts

Édouard BARD (holder of the Chair of Climate and Ocean Evolution)
The last deglaciation.

Yale University, New Haven