From a limited purpose at its creation, by decree-law on 10th October 1939, the CNRS has developed over the years in all scientific fields, including interdisciplinary areas. Its top researchers (several of whom are Nobel Prize winners) and its policy of partnerships with diverse research organisations, both public and private, French and foreign, have placed it among the leading institutions for basic research as well as for research directly related to the needs of society.
Created in October 1939 thanks to the perseverance of a handful of scientists, including Jean Perrin (awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1926), the aim of the CNRS was to coordinate the work of all the non-specialised State organisations for basic and applied research. The CNRS’ activities really began to develop in the immediate post-war period when it started to focus on basic research, while applied research was entrusted to ORSTOM (Office of Overseas Scientific and Technical Research), CNET (National Centre for Telecommunications Research) and the CEA (Atomic Energy Commission).
Open to all scientific disciplines
In 1966, the CNRS underwent a major structural change with the creation of “joint research units” covering all the scientific disciplines. The CNRS began providing financial and technical support for university laboratories linked to it by an association contract. This was followed in 1967 by the creation of the French National Astronomy and Geophysics Institute (INAG, which became the National Institute of Sciences of the Universe - INSU) and the National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) in 1971.
The following is the list of scholars from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.