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Grants Awarded in 2014

Jonghoon Ahn, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Franck Guarnieri, Centre de recherche sur les Risques et les Crises, Mines Paris Tech
International Workshop on Radiological Resilience in Nuclear Power Utilization: A New Paradigm of Safety

Martin S. Banks, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of California, Berkeley
Yves Trotter, CERCO (Research Center of Science and Cognition), CNRS, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Binocular Vision in Humans & Primates

Leo Blitz, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
Edith Falgarone, Département de Physique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
The Origin of Turbulence in Star Forming Clouds

Julian Borrill, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Radek Stompor, Astroparticule et Cosmologie, CNRS/Université Paris Diderot
Exploring the Universe's Dark Sector with Current Cosmological Data Sets

Siobhan Brady, Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California, Davis
Patrick Laufs, INRA, Versailles
Deciphering the Transcriptional Network Controlling Leaf Margin Development in Arabidopsis thaliana and Cardamine hirsuta

Neil Davies, Gump South Pacific Research Station, University of California, Berkeley
Joachim Claudet,CRIOBE USR 3278 CNRS-EHPE, Université de Perpignan
Modeling the Moorea Social-Ecological System (MoSES): Linking Socio-economy to Ecological Processes

Mary Firestone, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Romain Barnard, UMR Agroécologie, INRA Dijon
Response of Soil Microbial Activity to Changes in Precipitation Patterns

Allen Goldstein, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Bernard Aumont, LISA, UMR CNRS 7583, Université Paris Est Créteil & Paris Diderot
Understanding the Aerosol Composition from Oxidation of Long-chain Alkanes Using Novel Measurements and Modeling

Martin Head-Gordon, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Eleonora Luppi, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Quantum Chemical Calculations of Molecular High Harmonic Generation Spectra

Ronald Hendel, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Jan Joosten, Faculté de Théologie Protestante, Université de Strasbourg
How Old is the Hebrew Bible? : A Textual, Historical, and Linguistic Study

Elaine Landry, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Marco Panza, Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Université Paris 1
Ontological Commitment in Mathematics

Kai Liu, Physics Department, University of California, Davis
Dafiné Ravelosona, NanoElectronics Department, Institut d'électronique fondamentale, Université Paris Sud
Tailoring Magnetic Nanostructures for Advanced Magnetic Recording Media Applications

Bryan D. McCloskey, Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Dominique Guyomard,
Institut of Materials Jean Rouxel (IMN), Nantes
Energy Storage Research — Understanding Interfacial Degradation Processes in Li-ion Battery Systems

Lev Michael, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
Françoise Rose, Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lyon 2
The Morphological Phylogenetics of Southern Tupí-Guaraní Languages

Scott Moura, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Florent Di Meglio, Centre Automatique et Systèmes, Mines Paris Tech
Analysis and Control of Grid-Integrated Plug-in Electric Vehicle Fleets

Jeffrey B. Neaton, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Fabien Bruneval, Service de Recherches de Métallurgie Physique, CEA Saclay
New Methods for Excited States of Complex Open-Shell Systems from Solids to Molecules

James F. O'Brien, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
François Foure, UFR IM2AG, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
Real-time Simulation Methods for Interactive Surgical Simulation and Planning

Per-Olof Persson, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Stamm,
Laboratoire J. L. Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Sub-cell Limiting for Shock-capturing in High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods

Ellen Robey, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Paola Romagnoli, Centre de Physiopathologie de Toulouse-Purpan, Université de Toulouse
Cross-talk between Regulatory T cells in the Thymus and its Role in Preventing Autoimmunity

John Searle, Department of Philosophy, University of Californaia, Berkeley
Friederike Moltmann, Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Université Paris 1 / ENS / CNRS
The Action-Product Distinction and its Importance in Speech Act Theory and Social Ontology

Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley
Jérôme Gattacceca, Centre de Recherche et d’Enseignement de Géosciences de l’Environnement, Université Aix-Marseille
Furthering Understanding of Planetary Magnetism through the Study of Magnetization in Terrestrial Tmpact Craters

Taka'aki Taira, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Florent Brenguier, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Joseph Fourier
Time-Lapse Monitoring of Stress-Induced Changes in the Seismogenic Crust

Jean Walrand, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Patrick Loiseau, Réseaux et sécurité, EURECOM Campus SophiaTech
Multi-armed Bandit Games and Applications

Bin Yu, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Julien Mairal, INRIA Grenoble, LEAR Team
Invariant Image Representations and High Dimensional Sparse Estimation for Neurosciences

Qing Zhou, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Claire Hofer, UFR de Pschologie, Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3
Teacher Socialization of Children's Emotional Competence in Early Education Classrooms: A Cross-Cultural Study

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Grants Awarded in 2013

Sofia B. Villas-Boas, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Claire Chambolle, INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique), Ivry sur Seine
The impact of retail mergers on food prices: Evidence from France.

Barbara Romanowicz, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley
Yann Capdeville, Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes
Probabilistic interpretation of seismic tomographic models.

Déborah Blocker, Department of French, University of California, Berkeley
Anne Piéjus, Institut de Recherches sur le patrimoine musical en France
New tools and stakes for the study of language and culture in early modern French periodicals: the case of the Mercure Galant.

Nicholas Paige, Department of French, University of California, Berkeley
Guillaume Peureux, Paris 10-Nanterre
The "I" before "the Self": Non-modern uses of the first person in Renaissance and Classical France.

Wayne Marcus Getz, Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Pierre Magal, Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux, Université Bordeaux Segalen
Individual-based, structurally and demographically-detailed epidemic models.

Susan J. Muller, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Thibaut Divoux, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS - UPR 8641)
Testing a generalized stability criterion for viscoelastic flows.

Elizabeth Moxon, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Claus Habfast, European Synchrotron Research Facility
An international comparative study of best practices in providing high school student access to synchrotrons to conduct outreach experiments.

Jason Corburn, School of Public Health and Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
Gérard Salem, Université Paris Ouest, UFR SSA
Global urban health: Collaborative research for a new science of the city.

Lauren Williams, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Sylvie Corteel, CNRS et Universite Paris Diderot
Tableaux combinatorics.

Suzanne Guerlac, Department of French, University of California, Berkeley
Jean-Pierre Montier, Département de Lettres, Université Rennes 2
Towards a coherently structured development of photoliterary research.

Pablo Ross, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Hélène Jammes, Unité Biologie du Développement et Reproduction, INRA
A systems biology approach to understand parental specific contributions to embryo and placenta development.

John P. Huelsenbeck, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Vincent Daubin, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Université Lyon 1 Claude Bernard
User-friendly phylogenomics: Bayesian simultaneous reconstruction of gene trees and species trees.

Daniela Kaufer, Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley
Francois Tronche, Gene Regulation and Adaptive Behaviors team, CNRS
Dissecting GR gene function in adult brain stem cells.

Winfried Kudszus, Department of German, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Trim, Faculté des Arts, Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines, Aix-Marseille Université
Metaphor in the political debate of austerity programs.

Robert T. Knight, Department of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley
Fanny Meunier, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon
Brain dynamics of compensatory mechanisms for lexical selection in overt speech production after left prefrontal damage.

Nicolai Reshetikhin, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Christian Blanchet, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Paris Diderot
Categorification of quantum invariants of 3-dimensional manifolds.

Susan G. Miller, Department of History, University of California, Davis
Jocelyne Dakhlia, L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre de Recherches Historiques
Networking for Independence: The Moroccan Nationalist Movement's Global Campaign Against French Colonialism.

Geoff Bower, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
Gilles Theureau, Station de Radioastronomie de Nançay Observatoire de Paris
French / American collaboration for radio investigations of time-variable astrophysical phenomena.

Lance J. Kriegsfeld, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Matthieu Keller, CNRS, Équipe Neuroendocrinology des Interactions et Comportements Sexuels
Neuroendocrine gating of olfactory perceptual processing.

John Harvey, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis
Agnès Jullien, IFFSTAR
Comparison of use phase methodology and recycling approach for pavement life cycle assessment.

Patricia Baquedano-López, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
Pedro Jose Garcia-Sanchez, Département de Sociologie, Université Paris Ouest
Social and political tools of urban cosmopolitanism: The challenge of otherness in distributed cognition and interactivity.

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Grants Awarded in 2012

David Chandler, Dept of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Rotenberg, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris
Optimizing self–assembly of complex colloidal systems using Transition Path Sampling.

Ehud Isacoff, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Nicole Ropert, Université Paris Descartes France,Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie et Nouvelles Microscopies, Paris 75006
Optogenetic Probing of the Mechanisms and Function of Gliotransmission.

Steven G. Louie, Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley
Gerard Martinez, LNCMI, CNRS, Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, Grenoble 38042
Joint experimental and theoretical study of electron-electron and electron-phonon interactions in graphene-based compounds
and topological insulators with magneto-optical spectroscopy.

Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley
Manuel Thery, Institut de Recherche en Technologies et Sciences pour le Vivant. CEA., Grenoble
Engineering and dissecting the micro-architecture of actomyosin stress fibers.

Marla Feller, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley
David DiGregorio David, Institut Pasteur, 75724 Paris Cedex 15
Dendritic processing of synaptic input in retinal interneurons.

Geoffrey W. Marcy, Department of Astronomy, University of California,Berkeley
Guillaume Hebrard,
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris / Observatoire de Haute- Provence
Combining French and American Telescopes to Characterize Exoplanets.

Alejandro Aguilar, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jean-Marc Bizau, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires dʹOrsay (ISMO), Université Paris‐Sud
First absolute single-photon double photoionization cross section measurements of fundamental 2-electron negative ion: H

Alexandre Bayen, CITRIS,University of California, Berkeley
Paola Goatin, INRIA Sophia Antipolis – Mediterranee,06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex
Optimal Traffic Flow Management with GPS Enabled Smartphones.

John Taylor,Department of Plant and Microbial Biology,University of California, Berkeley
Tatiana Giraud,Departement Genetique et Ecologie Evolutives, AgroParisTech, Université de Paris-Sud
Genomics of ecological divergence in the fungal species Neurospora discreta.

Kunxin Luo, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Berkeley
Delphine Javelaud, INSERM U1021- Institut Curie, 91405 Orsay
Hippo signaling and Ski in human melanoma development.

Daniel Fletcher, Bioengineering & Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
Patricia Bassereau Patricia, Laboratoire PhysicoChimie Curie, Institut Curie, 75248 Paris
Mechanical induction of Transcellular tunnels.

Jeremy W. Thorner, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley
Robert A. Arkowitz, CNRS UMR7277 / INSERM UMR1091/ Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
Requirements, molecular roles and distribution of membrane phosphoinositides in yeast external signaldependent polarized growth.

Jack L. Gallant, Dept. of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Bertrand Thirion, Neurospin, INRIA, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette
Improving fMRI by using anatomical data to constrain functional models.

Bo Liu, Plant Biology, University of California Davis
David Bouchez, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, AgroParisTech, INRA,78026 Versailles Cedex
Uncovering an interactive protein network that regulates microtubule nucleation and organization for plant cell growth.

Beverly Crawford, Department of Political Science, University of California Berkeley
Denis Rolland, Political Studies Institute, Strasbourg University
Civil society formation in political transitions: The evolution of culture and identity in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Maghreb/Machrek 1980 -2011.

Véronique Munoz-Darde, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Luc Foisneau, EHESS, 75006 Paris
A Theory of Justice 40 Years On.

Michael A. Rogawski, Department of Neurology, School of Medecine, University of California, Davis
Jean-Pierre Mothet,Centre de Recherche en Neurobiologie et Neurophysiologie de Marseille, 133444 Marseille
Role of D-Serine in Migraine.

Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
Maud Tenaillon Maud, UMR 8120 de Génétique Végétale, INRA/Univ. Paris XI / CNRS / INA PG
Does Domestication affect recombination: a pilot study in maize.

Jitendra Malik, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
Zaid Harchaoui et Cordelia Schmid, LEAR. INRIA Grenoble, Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, 38831 Montbonnot
Large-scale learning for image and video interpretation.

Stephen R. Leone,Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Ian R. Sims, Institut de Physique de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes Cedex,
Direct measurements of reaction pathways for interstellar and planetary low temperature chemistry.

Igor V. Grigoriev, DOE Joint Genome Institute,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Francis M. Martin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Nancy, 54280 Champenoux
Uncovering Evolutionary Origins and Mechanisms of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis and Wood Decay Machinery in Forest Ecosystems by Comparative Genomics.

Steven Conolly, Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley
Xavier Maitre,Imagerie par Résonance Magnétique Médicale et Multi-Modalités, Université Paris-Sud
Aerosol Deposition in the Airways with Phase-Imaging Tools for Inhaled Drug Delivery.

Charles Marshall, Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley
Helene Morlon, Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées de l’Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau
Integrating molecular phylogenies and the fossil record.

Kenneth Ribet, Department of Mathematics, University of California Berkeley
Mezard Ariane, Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Versailles, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin
Summer 2013 workshop on new geometric techniques in Number Theory.

Stephanie Lee Mudge, Department of Sociology, University of CaliforniaDavis
Antoine Vauchez, CNRS, Université Paris 1, Sorbonne 75003 Paris
When Theory Matters: Law, Economics, and the Scholarly Production of "Europe", 1990-2010.

Vern Paxson, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
Renata Cruz Teixeira, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6, 75005 Paris
Understanding User Perspectives of Internet Performance.

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Grants Awarded in 2011

Carla Shapreau, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Florence Gétreau, Institut de recherche sur le Patrimoine Musical, France
The loss of French musical property during World War II, post-war repatriations, restitutions, and 21st century ramifications.

Kenneth Downing, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Manfred Heinlein, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Strasbourg, France
Structural and funct ional analysis of the Tobacco mosaic virus movement protein:tubulin complex.

Nikolaos Papazarkadas, Department of Classics, University of California at Berkeley
Denis Knoepfler, Collège de France, Paris, France
The Epigraphy and History of Boeotia: New Finds, New Developments.

Marios Panagiotou, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley
Stéphane Grange, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble I, France
High Performance Modeling of Seismic Soil Foundation Structure Interaction in Tall Buildings.

Dietmar Kueltz, Animal Sciences, University of California Davis
Jean‐Herve Lignot, Université Montpellier 2, France
Parallel evolution of osmoregulatory mechanisms in fish.

Dmitry Budker, Department of Physics, University of California,Berkeley
Jean-François Roch,
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
Magnetometry with color centers in diamond.

Wim Leemans, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Philippe Martin, CEA Saclay, France
Electron acceleration and Relativistic Optics in the Ultra-High-Intensity regime.

Michael A. Lieberman, Electrical Enginnering and Computer Science,University of California, Berkeley
Pascal Chabert, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Global model of radiofrequency atmospheric pressure plasmas used for biomedical applications.

Trent Northen,Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Marion Leclerc,Microbiologie-Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
In vitro and in vivo metabolic interaction in a simplified human gut microbiome.

Michael Levine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Berkeley
Krzysztof Jagla, Université de Clermont, France
Transcriptional regulation of cell fate decisions during Drosophila cardiovascular development.

Steven Raphael, Goldman Schoool of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Roberto Galbiati, Département d'Économie, Sciences Po Paris, France
The emergence of economic criminologist.

Eva Harris, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
Bruno Canard, Université de la Méditerranée Aix-Marseille, France
The Role of NS3 and NS5 in Dengue Viral Fitness.

Jack Citrin, Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Frédérick Douzet, Institut Français de Géopolitique, Université Paris 8, France
Urban Frontier in the age of globalization : a comparative study of France and California.

Diane M Beckles,Plant Sciences, University of California Davis
Maria Cecilia Arias, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
Molecular Evolution of Starch Transcriptional Networks in Plants.

Sandrine Dudoit, Division of Biostatistics, University of California Berkeley
Jean-Philippe Vert, entre for Computational Biology, Mines ParisTech, France
Statistical Methods for the Joint Analysis of High-Throughput Transcription and Genotype Data.

Nicolas Barrière, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Pierre Bastie, LSP, Saint Martin d'Hères, France
High-quality heavy metal crystals study for the realization of an astronomical gamma-ray telescope.

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, History of Art,University of California, Berkeley
Anne Lafont, Institut national d’histoire de l’art,Paris, France
The Artifice of Color : Representation of Blacks in the French Visual Arts from the Black Code (1682) to the Recognition of the Republic of Haiti (1825).

Ian Faloona, Dept. of Land, Air, & Water Resources, University of California, Davis
Marie Lothon, Université de Toulouse, France
A Study of the Late Afternoon Transition in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer.

Alexandre J. Chorin, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Yvon Maday,Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Reduced basis method for the simulation of coupled QMécontinuum solvation models.

Theodore A. Slaman, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Laurent Bienvenu, Universite Paris Diderot, France
Effective randomness for non-uniform measures.

Robert Tjian, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Berkeley
Xavier Darzacq, Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Spatiotemporal dynamics of single transcription factors in eukaryotic cells.

David L. Shuster, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California Berkeley
Jean Braun, Institut des Sciences de la Terre (Isterre), Université de Grenoble, France
Catastrophic gorge incision (Skagit River Gorge) induced by glacial lake overspill assessed through high-resolution 4He/3He thermochronology.

Lawrence Rosenthal, Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements, University of California Berkeley
Eric Darras, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, France
Anger in Politics: Understanding the Emergence of the Tea Party Movement.

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Grants Awarded in 2010

Heyer Wolf-Dietrich, Department of Microbiology, University of California, Davis
Xavier Veaute, CEA, Fontenay aux Roses, France
Fonctions des paralogues de Rad51 dans la recombinaison homologue.

Keith Johnson, Department of Linguistics, University of California Berkeley
Elsa Spinelli, Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition, Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble 2, France
Variability and lexical representations.

Paulo J. M. Monteiro & Roy W. Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
Pierre Levitz, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée,Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Characterization of the Nanostructure of Calcium Silicate Hydrates.

Bozidar Stojadinovic, Dept. of Civil and Env. Engineering University of California Berkeley
Adnan Ibrahimbegovic, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan Dept. of Civil Engineering, Cachan,France
Multi-scale hybrid modeling of failure mechanisms in civil structures under extrême-event loads.

Mark van der Laan, Group in Biostatistics, University of California Berkeley
Antoine Chambaz, Laboratoire MAP5,Université Paris Descartes, France
Development of causal inference methodology and its application to medical and epidemiologicalresearch in France?

Bruno Nachtergaele, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis
Valentin Zagrebnov,
Departement de Physique, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
Application of the Lieb-Robinson bound method to study dynamics of infinite systems.

Esmond G. Ng, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Luc Giraud, INRIA-Bordeaux Sud Quest,Toulouse, France
Scalable Hybrid Solvers for Large Sparse Linear Systems of Equations on Petascale Computing Architectures.

Patrick V. Kirch, Anthropology and Integrative Biology,University of California, Berkeley
Eric Conte, Archeologie, Universite Paris1, Université de la Polynésie Française, Tahiti, France
Paleo and Neo-Ecology of French Polynesia.

Kevin Wilson,Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Christa Fittschen,UFR Chimie, Université de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.
Experimental Investigations of complex kinetic mechanism by combining state-of-the-art experimental techniques.

Angelique Louie, Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis
Marc Dhenain,URA CEA CNRS 2210‐CEA – MIRCen Center, Fontenay aux Roses, France
New Method to Detect Amyloid Plaques In Alzheimer’s Disease.

Junko Yano, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley
Cyrille Costentin, Laboratoire d’Électrochimie Moléculaire, Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7, France
Mechanism of water oxidation catalysis using electrochemistry and in situ X-ray spectroscopy.

Frederic Theunissen, Dept of Psychology and Helen Wills Neurosciences Institute, University of California Berkeley
Nicolas Mathevon, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
Auditory scene analysis in the songbird.

John Verboncoeur, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Sonnendrücker, Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée, Université de Strasbourg, France
Adaptive multilevel particle schemes for plasma simulation.

James F. O’Brien, EECS, Computer Science Division, University of California Berkeley
Marie-Paule Cani, INRIA, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Real-time simulation methods for interactive surgical simulation and planning.

John Radke, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, University of California Berkeley
Frédéric Liébault, Cemagref Groupement de Grenoble, Saint‐Martin‐dʹHeres, France
Analysis of Historic River Corridor Response to Landscape Change and Application to River Management Principles in California and France.

Nancy Lee Peluso, ESPM, University of California, Berkeley
Gabrielle Bouleau, Cemagref, UMR G-EAU, Montpellier, France
Risk Societies and Governance in Mediterranean Climate Deltas Flood-prone Waterscapes.

Kristofer S.J. Pister, College of Engineering,University of California, Berkeley
David Simplot-Ryl, INRIA POPS, Université de Lille, France
Implementation and Extensive Performance Evaluation of future standards for Wireless Sensor Networks.

Steven Glaser, Department of Civil and Environmental, Engineering University of California, Berkeley
Térence Bayen, Center of Mathematic, Université de Montpellier 2, France
Modeling absolute displacements of the human body to quantify diagnoses neuropathology.

Thomas Jue, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California Davis
David Bendahan, Centre de Resonance Magnetique Biologique et Medicale, Faculte de Medecine de la Timone, Marseille, France
Determination of Metabolic Transients during a Muscle Contraction using Hyperpolarized 13C, 31P and 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

Sharman D. O’Neill, Department of Plant Biology College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis
Pascale Besse, Universite de la Réunion, Peuplements Végétaux et Bioagresseurs. en Milieu Tropical, La Réunion, France
The France-UC Vanilla Consortium: An International Collaboration for Genomic Research and Germplasm Conservation for Crop Improvement of Vanilla planifolia.

David Wessel, CNMAT, University of California Berkeley
Yann Orlarey, GRAME - Centre National de Création Musicale, Lyon, France
Parallelism in Interactive Real-Time Signal Processing with FAUST and OSC.

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Grants Awarded in 2009

Pascale Garaud, Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz
Michel Rieutord, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, Observatoire Midi Pyrenées Toulouse, France
Proposal to support an international summer program in aStrophysical modeling.

Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi, Electrical Engineering, Jack Baskin school of engineering, University of California Santa Cruz
Natalio Mingo, LITEN, CEA-Grenoble, France
Collaborative research on “nanoparticle embedded in alloy” thermoelectric materials and devices grown by MOCVD.

Richard H. Kramer, Molecular and Cell Biology Departement, University of California, Berkeley
Alexandre Specht, Département  de Chimie Bioorganique Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
New two-photon caged neurotransmitters for the photocontrol of neuronal activity and physiology.

Richard Grotjahn and Susan Ustin, Department of L.A.W.R, University of California Davis
Fabio D’Andrea, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Calibration and mapping of satellite skin temperatures by surface station data with evaluation of WRF guidance for extreme heat waves.

Peter S. Nico, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Delphine Derrien, Laboratoire Biogéochimie des Ecosystèmes Forestiers, INRA Nancy, France
Do mineral surfaces stabilize organic matter in soil?

André Anders, Plasma Applications Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jean-Philippe Bauer, Department CP2S, Institut Jean Lamour, Nancy Université, France
Spatial and temporal development of high power impulse magnetron sputtering discharges.

Sharmila Majumdar, Department of Bioengineering, University of California Berkeley
Roland Chapurlat, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), Lyon, France
Standardization and cross calibration of Distal Radius and Distal Tibia Bone Quality using High Resolution Peripheral Computed Tomography Scanners.

Barbara Romanowicz, Earth and Planetrary Science, University of California Berkeley
Jan Matas, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France
Seismic attenuation in the Earth’s mantle: implications for velocity-to-density conversion factors.

Siobhan Brady, Section of Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California Davis
François Roudier, Biology department, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.
Integrating transcriptional networks and chromatin-based mechanisms involved in the control of cell differentiation in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Zahid Hussain, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Marino Marsi, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides – Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France
New spectroscopic approaches for the study of strongly correlated materials.

Johan Leveau, Department of Plant Pathology,University of California, Davis
Pascale Frey-Klett, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Champenoux, France
Impact of bacterial-fungal interactions on soil evolution, fertility, and vegetation.

Vittal Yachandra, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Pieter Glatzel, Installation Européenne de Rayonnement Synchrotron, Grenoble, France
Ligands of manganese complexes relevant to photosynthetic water oxidation: direct detection using X-ray emission spectroscopy.

Artyom Kopp, Department Of Ecology and Evolution, University of California Davis
Nicolas Gompel, Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France
Developing genetic tools for new model species of Drosophila.

Robert Littlejohn, Physics, University of California Berkeley
Carlo Rovelli, Centre de Physique Theorique, Luminy, Marseille, France
Semiclassical studies of spin networks, Wigner $3nj$- symbols, and quantum gravity .

Rosemary Gillespie, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley
Christophe Thébaud, Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Community Assembly on Islands: Role of Random versus Deterministic Effects.

Adrian T. Lee, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Radoslaw Stompor, Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie,Université Paris 7, France
Simulations and data analysis of the initial data set of a next generation CMB B-mode polarization experiment : PolarBeaR.

Alan Weinstein, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Pierre Schapira, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Université Paris VI, France
Categorical tools in geometry and in mathematical physics.

Robert Kostecki, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Christian Julien, Institut des Nanosciences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6, France
Electrochemical Energy Storage Research – Advanced Cathode Materials for Li-ion Battery Systems.

Charles Altieri, English Department, University of California, Berkeley
Isabelle Alfandary and Axel Nesme, Département d’Etudes du Monde Anglophone, Université Lumière-Lyon 2, France
Transatlantic transactions : French theory and twentieth century American poetry.

Margaret Conkey, Anthropology, University of California Berkeley
Sébastein Lacombe, Université de Toulouse-le Mirail, Toulouse, France
Open air paleolithic occupations on the north slope of the Central Pyrénées : inventory and analysis of a rare and significant collection of prehistoric artifacts.

Ronnie Lipschutz, Department of Politics, University of California Santa Cruz
Béatrice Hibou, Centre d’études et de recherche internationales, Sciences Po, Paris, France
The public-private hybridization of the 21st century state

Sofia Berto Villas-Boas, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Céline Bonnet and Pierre Dubois, GREMAQ, Université de Toulouse, France
Non linear wholesale pricing and retail pass-through: evidence from counterfactual experiments.

AnnaLee Saxenian, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
Hervé Dumez, Centre de Recherche en Gestion, École Polytechnique, Paris, France
Making a mark:  early French trademarking practice and its long-term infuence.

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Grants Awarded in 2008

Louise Glass, Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley
Mathieu Paoletti, Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire des Champignons, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, France
Role of the HET domain in Fungal Nonself Recognition.

William J. Jagust, Department of Public Health and Neuroscience, University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Michel Isingrini, Universit. François Rabelais, Centre de Recherche sur la Cognition, Tours, France
Brain Basis of Metamemory in Aging .

Steven R. Beissinger, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & management, University of California Berkeley
Jean-Dominique Lebreton, Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive, CNRS UMR 5175, Montpellier,
Integrated Approach for Population Viability Analyses With Limited Data.

George Smoot, Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley
James G. Bartlett, Département de Physique, Université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot, Paris, France
Empowering the CMB: Measuring Power Spectra From the Planck Mission.

Judith P. Klinman, Department of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley
Nicolas Mano, CRPP-UPR 8641, Pessac, France
A Miniature Membraneless Biofuel Cell.

Philip Marcus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley
Patrice Le Gal, Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Équilibre, Université de Provence, Marseille, France
Numerical Simulations Versus Experiments on Inertial-Gravity Waves.

Alexandra Navrotsky, NEAT-ORU & Thermochemistry Facility, University of California Davis.
Christophe Drouet and Sophie Guillemet, CIRIMAT, UMR CNRS 5085, INSIACET, Toulouse, France
A Thermodynamic Approach for the Understanding of Nanomaterials Properties.

Jere H. Lipps, Museum of Paleontology, University of California Berkeley
Marie-Thérèse Vénec-Peyré, Département Histoire de la Terre, Université de Paris 6, Paris, France
Effect of Pollution on Foraminifera.

William A. Lester, Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley
Roland Assaf, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Ivry sur Seine, France.
Development of Size-Independent Estimators for Quantum Monte Carlo forces.

Niek Veldhuis, Department of Near Eastern studies, University of California Berkeley
Francis Joannès, Département d'Histoire, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Iconography & Names.

George Brook, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley
Laurent Messonnier, Laboratory of Exercise Physiology and Physiopathology, Université de Savoie, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Effects of Endurance Training on Glucose and Lactate Metabolism During Exercise and Recovery in Men and Women- Advancing our Knowledge and Methods of Investigation.

Juan F. Medrano, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Patrice Martin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Contribution of Genomics to the Understanding of Milk Fat Composition Using Gene Expression Profiling of Mammary Epithelial Cells Isolated from Milk and Microdissected Biopsies.

Stefano Varesse, Department of Native American Studies, University of California Davis
Philippe Descola, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France, Paris, France
All our Relatives: Indigenous Cosmocentric Epistemologies in Dialogue.

Philip Filippou, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley.
Jacky Mazars, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
High Performance Modeling of 3D Soil-Structure Interaction Under Earthquake Excitation .

Kurt Cuffey, Department of Geography, University of California Berkeley
Peter Van Der Beek , Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Relief Development in the Western Alps (France, Switzerland) in response to Quaternary Glaciations Assessed Through High-Resolution 4He/3He/HeThermochronology.

Edgar Knobloch, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Alain Bergeon, IMFT, UMR CNRS 5502, Universit/ Paul-Sabattier, Toulouse, France
Localized Structures in Driven Dissipative Flows.

Larry Hyman, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
Jean-Marie Hombert, Dynamique du Langage, Institut des Sciences de l'Homme, Lyon, France
Towards a Re-Evaluation of the History of the Peopling and Languages of Sub-Sahara Africa.

Saul Perlmutter, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley.
Gérard Smadja, Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, Villerbanne, France
The Nearby Supernova Factory.

Robert Knight, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
Olivier Bertrand, INSERM U821, Centre Hospitalier Le Vinatier, Bron, France
Spatio-Temporal Organization of Cortical Oscillatory Activities in Human Audition.

Bob B. Buchanan, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley.
J.-Ph. Reichheld, LGDP UMR CNRS-IRD-UPVD 5096, Université de Perpignan, Perpignan, France
The Next Step in the Identification of Thioredoxin Target Proteins: In Vivo Characterization With Mutants.

Ravi Rajan, Deborah Letourneau, Department of Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Cruz.
Christophe Bonneuil, Centre Koyré d'Histoire des Sciences et des techniques-MNHN CP 25, Paris, France
Mobilizing Science for Public Policy on Ecological Risks of Genetically Engineered Organisims.

Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.
Gilles Touchais, Département d'Archéologie et Histoire de l'Art, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, Paris, France
Food Archaeology in Argolid (Greece): Cross-Correlation Between Isotopic Analysis and Macroscopic Observation of the Dental Remains.

Irfan Siddiqi, Quantum NanoelectronicsLab., Physics Departement, University of California, Berkeley.
Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Institut Néel, Nanosciences Department, CNRS, Grenoble, France
Microwave Nanomagnetometry of Single Molecules, Towards Single Spin Measurement and Control.

Karlene Roberts, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Erik Hollnagel, Ecole National Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Research in Catastrophic Risk Management-Finally, the twain shall meet.

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Grants Awarded in 2007

Michael Jordan,Computer Science Division and Department of Statistics, University of California Berkeley
Francis Bach & Jean-Philippe Vert, Centre de Morphologie Mathémathique, Centre de Bioinformatique, École des Mines, Paris, France
Inference and Learning in Dynamic Graphical Models, with Applications to Speech and Bio-Informatics.

David Feldheim, Department of Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
Fanny Mann , IBDML, CNRS UMR 6216 Marseille, France
Monitoring the Assembly and Function of Retinal Circuits.

Alexandre Bayen , Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley
Xavier Litrico , CEMAGREF - UMR G-Eau, Montpellier, France
Modeling and Data Assimilation of Semi-Automated Water Distribution Canal Networks.

Jeffrey R. Long , Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley
Rodolphe Clérac, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, UPR CNRS 8641, Pessac, France
Photomagnetic Metal-Cyanide Clusters.

Maria Schonbek , Department of Mathematics, University of California Santa Cruz
Dragos Iftimie, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Asymptotic Behavior for the Quasi-Geostrophic System and the Euler Equations.

Maciej Zworski , Department of Mathematics, University of California Berkeley
Nicolas Burq, Departement de Math.matiques, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Mathematical Aspects of Semiclassical Approximation. .

Brian A. Catlos , Department of History, University of California Santa Cruz.
Damien Coulon , UFR des Sciences Historiques, Université Marc-Bloch, Strasbourg, France
Inter-Confessional Relations and Trade in the Medieval Mediterrenean.

Richard M. Allen, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California Berkeley
Nikolai Shapiro, Département de Sismologie, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France
Seismic Tremor: A new Window to Monitor SeismicéAseismic coupling at Depth and Improve Earthquake Forecasting.

Hitoshi Murayama , Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley
Emilian Dudas, École Polytechnique, Palaisseau, France.
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking in the LHC Era.

George Roderick, Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM), University of California Berkeley
Maria Navajas, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Centre de Biologie et Gestion des Populations, Montferrier/Lez, France
Invasive Insects and Mites of Mediterranean Climates.

Kristin Scott, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California Berkeley
Frederic Marion-Poll, INRA, Physiologie de lèInsecte:Signalisation et Communication, Versaille, France
Diversity of Bitter Tastes in Drosophila.

Xiaoye Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Iain S. Duff, CERFACS, Parallel Algorithms Project, Toulouse, France
Scalable Sparse Linear Equation Solvers on Emerging Petascale Computers.

Warren Pickett, Department of Physics, University of California Davis
Mébarek Alouani, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
Charge Mismatch and Magnetism at Interfaces.

Bruce E. Cain, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California Berkeley.
Frédérick Douzet, Institut Français de Géopolitique, Université de Paris 8, Saint Denis, France
Immigration, Segregation and Urban tension in France and California.

Ann Banfield, College of Letters and Science, University of California Berkeley
Gilles Philippe, Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France
Linguistics and the Language Arts: Developing New Research Programs.

Ali Belkacem, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Hamed Merdji, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Centre d'Étude de Saclay, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
Development of High Intensity High Harmonic System for Studies of Non-Linear X-Ray Optics.

Qing-Zhu Yin, Department of Geology, University of California Davis
Philippe Gillet, Laboratoire des Sciences de la Terre, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France
Davis-Lyon Joint Investigation of Non-Traditional Stable Isotope Systematmics in the Early Solar System Materials.

Richard Kern, French Department, University of California Berkeley.
Christine Develotte, École Normale Supérieure, Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon, France
Rethinking Language Teaching in the Digital Age: French and American Perspectives on Technology and Pedagogy.

Alison M. Berry, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California Davis.
Philippe Normand, CNRS- UMR 5557 Écologie Microbienne, Villeurbanne, France
Global Computational Approaches to Discovery of Microbial Gene Function and Evolution: Phylogenomic Comparaison of Two Plant-Associated Actinobacteria, the Thermotolerant Biomass-Degrader Acidothermus, and the Symbiotic Nitrogen-Fixer Frankia.

El Karoui Nouredine, Department of Statistics, University of California Berkeley.
Touzi Nizar & El Karoui Nicole, centre de Mathématiques Appliquées, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Random Matrix Theory and Mathematical Finance.

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Grants Awarded in 2006

Alessandra Lanzara, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Matteo D'Astuto, Institut de Mineralogie et Physique des Milieux Condenses, Universite Pierre et marie Curie, Paris 6, France.
Electron phonon interaction in new intercalated layered systems.

Rebecca Heald, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley.
Andreas Merdes, CNRS Toulouse, France
In vitro approaches to study muscle morphgenesis

Gary Karpen, Department of Genome Biology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
G. Almouzni, Institut Curie, Paris , France
High-resolution analysis of mouse centromeric heterochromatin organization.

Barry Eichengreen, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley.
Marc Flandreau, Department of Economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France
International Currencies in Theory and History

James R. Graham, Department of Astronomy, University of California Berkeley.
Garpard Duchêne, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, Observatoire de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
Studying the properties of protoplanetary disks across wide ranges of stellar ages and masses.

Diane M. Beckles, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California Davis.
Nadia Bertin, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Avignon, France
Analysis of carbon allocation in transgenic tomatoes via molecular and ecophysiological approaches.

Andrew Chisholm, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Santa Cruz.
Jonathan Ewbank, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France
A kinase linking autophagy and innate immunity in C. elegans

Peter C. Vollhardt, Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley.
Corinne Aubert, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, France.
Preparation of Diborylcyclohexadienes and their Application in the Synthesis of Complex Molecules.

Samuel S. Mao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley.
Jin Yu, Laboratoire de Spectometrie Ionique et Moleculaire, Physics Department, Universite Lyon 1, France.
Femtosecond laser ablation and standoff elemental analysis with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.

Martin Banks, Vision Science, University of California Berkeley.
Pascal Mamassian, Institut de Psychologie, Universite de Paris 5, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Time Course of Adjustment in Picture Viewing.

Chin-Fu Tsang, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Yves Gugliemi, Geosciences Azur, Sophia Antipolis, France
Superimposed effects of surface temperature variations and aquifer free-water surface oscillations on rock slope stability – a unique field xperiment analyzed by advanced coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling approaches.

Nelson Max, Department of Computer Science, University of California Davis, Livermore.
Fabrice Neyret, Equipe Evasion, INRIA, Saint Ismier, France.
Real-time realistic rendering of clouds.

Marian Feldman, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley.
Michele Casanova, Departement Histoire de l'Art, Universite de Rennes 2, Haute-Bretagne, France.
Luxury Goods: Production, Exchange, and Heritage in the Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Jose Renau, Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz
Albert Cohen, INRIA,Universite Parc Club Orsay, Orsay, France
Thread-Level Speculation

Christos H. Papadimitriou, EECs, University of California Berkeley.
Nicolas Sourlas, Departement de Physique, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, France.
Inference in Graphical Models and Multi-user Communications: Algorithms, Complexity, and Large System Analysis.

Ramon Grosfoguel, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley.
Michel Wieviorka, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
Recent Migrations, Colonial Heritage and Cultural Recompositions.

Sharmila Majumdar, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley.
Francoise Peyrin, CREATIS, INSA, Lyon, France
Synchrotron Radiation micro Computed Tomography: Analysis of Bone Quality.

Xixi Zhao, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz.
Mireille Perrin, Laboratoire de Tectonophysique, Universite de Montpellier, France.
Intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field during the Miocene.

Junko Yano, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Elodie Anxolabehere-Mallart, Institut de Chimie Moleculaire et des Materiaux d'Orsay, Universite de Paris-Sud, France.
Biomimetic Manganese Complexes for Water Oxidation.

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Grants Awarded in 2005

Ehud Isacoff , Dept. Of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Serge Charpak , Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie, ESPCI/INSERM Paris, France
Manipulation and Detection of Olfactory Functions.

Nilabh Shastri, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology UC Berkeley
Philippe Pierre, Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy UMR 6102 INSERM CNRS Marseille, France
Criptic Antegenic Peptide Processing in Dendritic Cells

Paulo J. M. Monteiro , Dept Civil and Environmental Engineering UC Berkeley
Olivier P.Coussy, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées ENPC- 6-8 Av. Blaise Pascal - Cité Descartes, Marne-la-Vallée, France
Minimization of the Stresses Generated by Ice Formation in Concrete.

Rachel A Segalman, Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Cyril Brochon, Dept. de Polymeres Ecole Européenne de Chimie, Strasbourg, France
Nanopatterning and Electrical Properties of Insulated Molecular Wires.

Pamela Ronald, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
Valérie Verdier, Institut de la Recherche pour le Développement, UMR 5096 IRD/CNRS, Perpignan, France
Characterization of rice T-DNA mutants for their reaction to bacterial blight disease using genome expression profiling.

Dan I. Slobin, Department of Psychology UC Berkeley
Maarten Lemmens, Université Lille 3, U.F.R. Angellier, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Experimental Investigations Into Language Typology.

Randy Schekman, Dept. of Mol. and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Bruno Antonny, CNRS Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Valbonne, France
Architecture of the COPII coat and mechanisms of vesicle formation.

Jonathan Beecher, History Department, UC Santa Cruz
Jean-Claude Zancarini, ENS Lettres & Sciences Humaines, Lyon, France
The Reception of Social Theories in the 19th Century in France and the United States.

Sergey Nuzhdin, Section of Evolution & Ecology, UC Davis
Pierre Capy, Laboratoire Populations, Génétique et Evolution, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Genomics of incipient speciation in Drosophila melanogaster.

Costas Grigoropoulos, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Jean-Jacques Greffet, Lab EM2C, Ecole Centrale, Chatenay-Malabry, France
Nanoscale Heat Transfer.

Barbara A. Romanowicz, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, UC Berkeley
Jean-Pierre Vilotte, Département de Sismologie Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
Spectral Element Method implementation for regional tomography of the earth’s upper mantle.

Peter J. Bickel, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley
Alexandre Tsybakov, Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires, Université Paris 6, CNRS UMR 7599, Paris, France
How can prediction be possible when data are high dimensional?

Charles J. Fillmore, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Laurent Romary, Lab. de Recherche en Informatique et Applications, Université Nancy 2, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
Putting semantics into the trees: Towards a French FrameNet.

Robert Tjian, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley
Olivier Bensaude, CNRS UMR 8541- Ecole Normale Superieure - Regulation de L’Expression Génétique, Paris France
Imaging of the Eukaryotic Transcription Machinery in Living Cells.

John Bowek, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Michael Meyer, Lab. d'Interaction du Rayonnement X avec la Matière; Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Fundamental Photoionization Processes In Excited Isolated Species.

Beshara Doumani, Department of History, UC Berkeley
Randi Deguilhem, CNRS, IREMAM-MMSH, Aix- en- Provence, France
Who Controlled the Ottoman Legal System? Professions and Power Configurations in the Imperial and Provincial Courts (18th-20th centuries).

Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley
Christian Henriot, Institut d’Asie Orientale (UMR5062), Ecole Normale Supérieure L&S, Lyon, France
Visual Documents in the Study of Modern China.

Roberto Horowitz, Dept mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Carlos Canudas-de-Wit, Lab. D'Automatique de Grenoble, St martin d'Heres, France
Towards coordinated and traffic reponsive ramp metering strategies.

Neil Hunter, Center for Genetics and Development, Section of Microbiology, UC Davis
Bernard De Massy, Institut de Génétique Humaine, UPR1142/CNRS, Montpellier, France
The Crossing-Over Pathway during Meiosis in Mouse.

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Grants Awarded in 2004

Gerson Goldhaber, Physics Department, LBNL Berkeley &
Reynald Pain, LPNHE, University Paris VI & VII Paris France
Measuring the Cosmic Vacuum Energy.

Peidong Yang, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Francois Lagugne-Labarthet, Laboratoire Physico-Chimie Moleculaire UMR 5803 du CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux 1 , Bordeaux France
Spectroscopy of one -dimensional semiconductor nanostructures.

A.R. Flegal, Environmental Toxicology, University of California Santa Cruz
A. Veron, CEREGE UMR6635 CNRS, University Aix-Marseille III France
Coral Reconstruction of rapid Changes in Air Mass and Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic within the Past 200 Years.

Robert Knapp, Department of Classics UC Berkeley
Vincent Jolivet, CNRS- Ecole Francaise de Rome, Italy
Etruscan Sarcophagi from Musarna in the Berkeley Museum.

Joseph Campos, Institute of Human Development, UC Berkeley &
Marianne Barbu-Roth, LPBD Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France
Are Newborns prgrammed to Walk on the Earth?

Judith P. Klinman, Klinman Lab, Department of Chemistry UC Berkeley &
Marius Reglier, UMR CNRS 6517 Faculte Sciences & techniques St Jerome, Marseille France
02 Activation in Metallobiochemistry: Probes for the Functional Copper-Oxygen Species in the Neuroactive Enzymes, DbM and PHM.

Nitash P.Balsara, Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Carlos M. Marques, Laboratoire Dynamique Fluides Complexes, Strasbourg, France
Self-Assembly of Monodisperse Vesicles: Answering the Challenge by Block Copolymer Design.

Vittal K.Yachandra, LBNL Physical Biosciences Division, Berkeley
Sun Un, Section de Bioenergetique, CNRS URA 2096, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
Single Crystal Multifrequency EPR and EXAFS Studies of Multinuclear Mn Complexes Relevant to the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II.

Bob B. Buchanan, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Francoise Montrichard, UMR 1191 INH INRA, Universite d'Angers, Angers, France
Exploring the Mechanism of Germination in Leguminous Seeds.

K. Brigitta Whaley, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley &
Alexandra Viel, Laboratoire de Physique Quantique, Toulouse, CNRS, Toulouse, France
Atomic and Molecular Probes of Superfluids.

Dominic Masaro, Department of Psychology, Social Science II, UC Santa Cruz
Yves Laprie, LORIA UMR 7503 Villers-les-Nancy, France
Improving the Labial Coarticulation in Talking Heads.

Tonya Kuhl, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. UC Davis
Philippe Richetti, Centre de recherche Paul Pascal, CNRS, Pessac, France
Static and Dynamic properties of Self-Assembled Surfactant Layers and Associative Polymers.

Richard Harland, Molecular and Cellular Biology Department, UC Berkeley
Marie-Helene Monsoro-Burq, Institut Curie Section Recherche UMR 146 CNRS, Orsay France
Gene Profiling in Early Neural Crest Development.

Dean Toste, Department of Chemistry UC Berkeley & j
Jean-Marc Campagne, ICSN - CNRS Gif sur, Yvette, France
Synthesis of Bioactive Polyol Natural Product by Catalytic Asymmetric Mukaiyama Adool and Olefin Hydration.

Anne Britt, Section of Plant Biology, UC Davis
Marie-Edith Chaboute, Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes (IBMP/CNRS) Universite Louis Pasteur Strasbourg France
Plant Response to Replication Stress.

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Grants Awarded in 2003

Sandrine Dudoit, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Jean-Daniel Zucker, CNRS-STIC team, University of Paris XIII
OBELINKS: Combining Machine Learning and Biostatistics to discover significant obesity-related genetic polymorphisms.

Donald Rio, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Bertrand Seraphin, CNRS-Centre de Génétique Moléculaire
In vitro study of the exon-junction complex assembly in Drosophila.

David Raulet, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Eric Vivier, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy
The role of immune receptors in vivo.

George Smoot, Physics Dept, UC Berkeley and LBLN
James Bartlett, Collège de France, Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire et Cosmologie
Precision Cosmology from CMB Analysis.

Eva Harris, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Chris Mueller, INSERM-CNRS
Infection of dermal dendrocytes with clinical isolates of dengue virus.

Daniel Chemla, Physics Dept, UC Berkeley
Tignon Jérôme, Ecole Normale Supérieure, LPMC
Condensation des polaritons de microcavité de semiconducteurs.

Roland Burgmann, Dept of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
Edouard Kaminski, Institut de Physique du Globe, Université Paris VII
Seismic anisotropy in the San Andreas shear zone.

William Lesler, Dept of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Michel Caffarel, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique, CNRS-Université Paris VI
Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecules.

Barry Sinervo, Dept of ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa-Cruz
Michael Hochberg, CNRS-Institut des Sciences et de l'Evolution, Université de Montpellier II
Potential Role of social interactions in the speciation process.

James Casey, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Gérard Maugin, Laboratoire de Modélisation en Mécanique, Paris VII
Application of Modern Concepts of Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics to Some Problems of Biomechanics: Growth, Remodeling.

Sam Krucker, Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley
Karl-Ludwig Klein, Observatoire de Paris, Section de Meudon
New Coordinated Investigation of Accelerated Particles at the Sun and in the Interplanetary Medium.

Kunxin Luo, Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Alain Mauviel, INSERM
Blocking of Fibrosis by smad co-repressors.

Filip Filippou, Dept of Civil and Environment Engineering, UC Berkeley
Jacky Mazars, Laboratoire Sols, Solides, Structures, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
High Performance modeling of shear failure of concrete columns under earthquake excitations.

Patrick Kirch, Anthropology Dept, UC Berkeley
Jean-Louis Rallu, Institut national d'Etudes Démographiques Paris
Long-Term Demagrophic Evolution in French Polynesia: an Interdisciplinary Approach.

Sengupta Raja, Dept of Civil and Environment Engineering, UC Berkeley
Stavros Tripakis, Verimag-CNRS
Service networks - intelligent middleware for distributed applications.

Yu Peter, Physics Dept, UC Berkeley
Mlayah Adnen, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Optical Scattering from quantum dots nanostructures.

Ali Shakouri, Eletrical Engineering Dept, UC Santa-Cruz
Stefan Dilhaire, CPMOH-Université Bordeaux 1
Caractérisation optique de micor-réfrigérateurs par des techniques interférométriques et réflectométriques femtosecnodes.

Claire Kramsch, German Department, UC Berkeley
Geneviève Zarate, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations orientales
Language, culture and identity in second/foreign language learning and teaching. An interdisciplinary workshop.

Diane Arman, Marie School of Law, UC Davis
Mireille Delmas-Marty, Collège de France, Unité Mixte de Recherche de Droit Comparé de Paris
International Criminal Justice and Common Values of Humanity

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Grants Awarded in 2002

Ronald Amundson, Division of Ecosystem Sciences, UC Berkeley
Isabelle Basile, CEREGE-Université Aix-Marseille III
Le cycle du carbone dans les sols : role des interactions matiere organique / aluminosilicates pseudo-cristallises.

Edmund Campion, Dept. of Music Composer in Residence, CNMAT
François Paris,Center International de Recherche Musical (CIRM)
CIRM/CNMAT Collaboration.

A Chatterjee, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
A Chetioui, University Pierre et Marie Curie, GPS
Biological Consequences of inner-shell ionization events on DNA.

Eugene Commins, Dept. of Physics, UC Berkeley
François Combes, LERMA, Observatoire de Paris
Supernovae and Dust : Following the Dusty from Galaxy Formation to Cosmological Parameters.

Kurt Cuffey,  Department of Geography, Univeristy of California, Berkeley
François Vimeux,  Institute de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) - Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE, UMR CEA-CNRS 1572)
Improved precipitation isotope analyses for climate change studies.

Agnes Gellen, Dept. of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Elise Domenach, University de Picardie Jules Verne, Department de Philosophie
Kant's Trans-Atlantic Legacy of Skepticism.

Louise Glass, Plant and Microbial Biology Department, UC Berkeley
Corrine Clave, Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire des Champignons
Comparative analysis of the programmed cell death reaction triggered by nonself recognition genes in two model fungal species.

John Gunion, Physics Department, UC Davis
Ulrich Ellwanger, Theoretical Physics Lab, University de Paris-Sud
Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons at the Large Hadron Collider.

Larry Hyman, Linguistics Department, UC Berkeley
Gérard Philippson, INALCO Paris, en délégation au Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage (UMR 5596)
Linguistic Philogenies in the Bantu Domain

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley
Nathalie Picard-Tortorici, THEMA (Scienes economiques), l'Universite de Cergy-Pontoise
Nouveaux regards sur la fécondité en Afrique Occidentale.

Edward Keller, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
Laurent Goffart, Research Fellow at CNRS
Distributed Neural Control of Visual Saccades.

Warren Sack, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, SIMS
François Detienne, INRIA-Rocquencourt, Projet EIFFEL
Social and Cognitive Analyses of Collaborative Design for Open Source.

Kevan Shokat, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Univeristy of California Berkeley
Michael Sieweke, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy (CIML)
Role of subnuclear localization and complex formation of transcription factors in differentiation

Tyler Stovall, History Department, UC Berkeley
Michel Giraud, CNRS/Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane
Strangers at home: Caribbean Immigrants in France and the United States.

Daniel Tataru, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley
Patrick Gerard, Département de Mathématiques, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay
Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations and Geometry.

Slawek Tulaczyk, University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Earth Sciences
Catherine Ritz,  Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environnement
Possible Near-Future breakup of the Ross Ice Shelf and Other Forms of Unstable Behavior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet: Evaluating the Impact of Decreasing Ice Discharge from the Ross Ice Streams.

Martin Wachs, Institute of Transportation Studies, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin, Director of Research, CNRS - Paris, National Scientific Research Center
Public Services and Organizational Innovations: A French and American Perspective in the Transit System.

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Grants Awarded in 2001

Sharon Daniel, Department of Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Karen O'Rourke, UFR d'Arts Plastiques et Sciences de l'Art, Université de Paris I
Mapping the Database: Designing and Building Interdisciplinary, Non-Hierarchical, Dynamically Evolving Art/Information Systems.

Jesús A. De Loera, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis
András Sebö, CNRS Laboratoire Leibniz-IMAG, Grenoble
Computer Algebra Methods in Graph Theory and Optimization.

Imke de Pater, Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
Renée Prangé, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris Sud, Orsay
Monitoring and Study of Io's Volcanic Activity by the Keck and VLT Adaptive Optics System.

David W. Deamer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz
Marie-Christine Maurel, Departement Biologie Supramoleculaire et Cellulaire, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris
Oligomerization of Thioglutamic Acid in Membrane-Defined Microenvironments.

Deborah P. Delmer, Plant Biology, University of California, Davis
Herman Hofte, Laboratoire de Biologie, Centre de Versailles, INRA, Versailles
The Use of Arabidopsis Mutants to Trace the Path of Carbon into Cellulose in Plants.

Mark Franko, Department of Theater Arts, Arts Division, University of California, Santa Cruz
Carlo Severi, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France, Paris
Sybolic Actions: Ritual, Dance, Theater, Art.

Bronwyn H. Hall, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Jacques Mairesse, INSEE-CREST, Malakoff
Economics, History, and Law of Intellectual Property: Proposal for a Franco-American Conference.

Kevin E. Healy, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Véronique Migonney, Université Paris, Institut Galilée-LRM, Villetaneuse
Peptide-modified heparin-like copolymers as biomimetic coatings for orthopaedic implants: synthesis, surface characterization, and biological response.

David F. Hult, Department of French, University of California, Berkeley
Danielle Bohler, Langue et Littérature Françaises, Université de Bordeaux, Paris
La Culture de Livre: Naissance et Transformations du lecteur depuis la fin du Moyen Age jusqu'au seuil de la modernité.

Doug Kellogg, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Robert Arkowitz, Institut de Recherche-CNRS-INSERM-UNSA, Centre de Biochemie, Université de Nice, Nice
G-protein regulation of growth location.

Tonya L. Kuhl, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, University of California, Davis
Carlos M. Marques, Institut de Physique, Strasbourg
Binding dynamics of tethered ligand-receptor interactions.

Ethan Ligon, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Pierre Dubois, Département d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales, INRA, University of Toulouse
Microeconomic Theory and Empirical Studies of Intra-Household Behavior in Developing Countries.

Jeffrey R. Long, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Patrick Batail, FRE-CNRS, Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes
Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Re6-nOsnSe8(n=1-3) Cluster-Organic Radical Salts.

Christos H. Papadimitriou, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley
Evripidis Bampis, Laboratoire de Méthodes Informatiques, Université d'Evry, Evry
MULT-APPROX: Multiobjective Optimization and Approximation.

Carl Pennypacker, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Michel Boer, Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, Toulouse
Developing an Internet-mediated Astronomy Research/Teacher Training Program for France, the U.S., and Other Nations.

Saul Perlmutter, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Pierre Antilogus, Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon, Villeurbanne
Nearby supernova factory project (software).

Richard J. Saykally, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Claude Roth, Department of Immunology, Institut Pasteur, Paris
Investigating the Physiology of Natural Killer Cells by Nonlinear Chemical Imaging Nanomicroscopy.

Hei Sook Sul, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley
Axel Kahn, Institut Cochin de Genetique Moleculaire, Université de Paris, Paris
Regulation of fatty acid synthase promoter by AMP-dependent protein kinase.

Pravin Varaiya, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse
End to End Transport Protocols for the New Generation Internet.

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Grants Awarded in 2000

Ali Belkacem, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Joseph Remillieux, Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
Experimental Studies of Vacuum-Assisted Photoionization.

Stanley Berger, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Francis Cassot,  INSERM, Toulouse
Numerical and Experimental Simulations of Cerebral Blood Flow for/and Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRA and fMRI.

Edward Berry, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jean-Luc Popot, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris
Crystallization of Cytochrome bc 1/amphipol Complexes.

Carlos Bustamante, Depts. of Physics and Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Malcolm Buckle, Institut Pasteur, Paris
RNA Polymerase Translocation: A Comparative Study using Rapid Footprinting, Surface Plasmon Resonance and Single Molecule Methodologies.

Deborah Hopkins, Engineering Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Joëlle Riss, CDGA, Université de Bordeaux I
Micromechanics of Natural Rock Fractures under Shear Stress.

Carole Meredith, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis
Jean-Michel Boursiquot, ENSA, Montpellier
DNA Profiling and Parentage Analysis of Grape Varieties Held in the INRA Collection at Domaine de Vassal.

John Radke, Geographic Information Science Center, UC Berkeley
Didier Josselin, Laboratoire THEMA, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon
A Boundary Generation System for Landscape Characterization.

Richard Scheffler, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Christine Huttin, Université de Paris X-Nanterre
The Growth of Private Insurance and Managed Care in France: Insights from the American Experience.

George Smoot, Dept. of Physics, UC Berkeley; Research Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
James Bartlett, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse
Precision Cosmology from CMB Data Processing and Analysis Techniques.

William Sullivan, Dept. of Biology, UC Santa Cruz
Alain Debec, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Villefranche-sur-Mer
Investigating the Paradox of Parthenogenesis.

Norman Terry, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Jean-Claude Davidian, ENSA-INRA, Montpellier
Mechanisms of Selenium Uptake, Sequestration and Resistance in Arabidopsis and Yeast Mutants.

David Vogel, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Jabril Bensédrine, Economie et Gestion, Université de Marne-la-Vallée
French and American Perspectives on Genetically-Engineered Food: Institutional Convergence and Divergence as Sources of Cooperation and Dispute.

Wen-hsin Yeh, Dept. of History, UC Berkeley
Christian Henriot, Institut d'Asie Orientale, Université Lumière Lyon II
Shanghai in Images: A Historical Photographic Database (1840-1949).

Qiang Zhou, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Olivier Bensaude, Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Functional Analysis of RNA-binding Activity of the Human Positive Transcription Elongation Factor, P-TEFb.

In addition, in a new initiative, the France-Berkeley Fund bestowed on two projects the "FBF Seal of Approval." Designed to encourage the formation of partnerships with private industry, the Seal commits the Fund to providing support in 2001-2002 to the following two teams, on condition that they secure matching funds from industry.

Alexandra Navrotsky, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UC Davis
Roger Marchand,  Laboratoire "Verres et Céramiques," Université de Rennes I
Thermochemistry of a New Class of Inorganic Nitrogen-Containing Materials.

David Raulet, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Eric Vivier, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy, Marseille
Characterization of a Novel Population of Memory T Lymphocyte.

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Grants awarded in 1999

Robert BonDurant, chool of Veterinary Medecine, UC Davis
Francis Fien, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes
Transmission of Cae Retrovirus Via Breeding Technologies in Dairy Goats.

Daniel S. Chemla, Materials Sciences Division & ALS, LBNL
Jérôme Tignon, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Spectroscope Optique Non Linéaire de Nanostructures de Semiconducteurs.

Gerson Goldhaber, Supernova Cosmology Project, LBNL
Reynald Pain, Universités de Paris VI et VII
Measurement of the Cosmological Parameters using Type 1a Supernovae.

Neil Fligstein, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Rémi Lenoir, Sociologie, Université de Paris I; CSEC-CSE/EHESS, Paris
French Field Theory and American New Institutionalism: Building Theoretical Bridges for the Analysis of Contemporary Politics and Culture.

Patrick V. Kirch, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Eric Conte, Université Française du Pacifique, Tahiti
Prehistoric Polynesian Voyaging and Island Colonization: New Archaeological Perspectives.

Michael Levine, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Christian Sardet, UMR 643 CNRS, Station Zoologique, Villefranche-sur-Mer
Searching for Muscle Determinants in a Simple Chordate Embryo.

Krishna K. Niyogi, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley
Michel Havaux, Dépt. d'Ecophysiologie Végétale et de Microbiologie, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique/Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance
Role of the Xanthophylls in the Protection of Plants from Photo-Oxidative Damage.

Nicholas Paige, Department of French, UC Berkeley
Christian Biet, Institut d'Etudes théâtrales, Université de Paris X - Nanterre)
The Literature of Law: Judicial and Economic Culture, 1550-1789.

Shankar Sastry, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Christian Laugier, Projet SHARP, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Montbonnot Saint-Martin
High-Fidelity Computer Simulations of Medical Procedures.

Tito Serafini, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Alain Chédotal, INSERM Unité 106, Paris
Neuronal Target Recognition and Synaptogenesis in the Mammalian Brain.

Jonathan Shewchuk, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Marc Daumas, Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallelisme, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Floating-Point Multiple Precision Arithmetic for Adaptive Computation and Elementary Functions.

James H. Underwood, Center for X-Ray Optics, LBNL
Coryn Frank Hague, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Université de Paris VI
Magneto-Optics of Polarized Soft X-Rays.

Maciej Zworski, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley
Frédéric Klopp, Institut Galilée, Université de Paris-Nord, Villetaneuse
Spectral and Scattering Theory.

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Grants awarded in 1998

Andrew Barshay, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Jean-François Sabouret, Etudes Japonaises, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
1968: Events and Legacies.

Jeffrey Granett, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis
François Leclant, UFR d'Ecologie animale et de Zoologie agricole, ENSA-INRA, Montpellier
Understanding Genetic Variability of Grape Phylloxera.

Mack Kennedy, Center for Isotope Geochemistry, Earth Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Simon Sheppard, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Origin and Role of Fluids Involved in Active Faulting.

Hendrik Lenstra, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Leila Schneps, Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon
Galois Theory.

Xiaoye Sherry Li, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Iain Duff, Parrellel Algorithms Project, CERFACS, Toulouse
Hybrid Ordering Algorithms for Sparse Direct and Iterative Solvers.

Sharon Marcus, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Karen Bowie, Ecole d'Architecture de Paris Val-de-Marne, Charenton-le-Pont
Forms of Urban Life in Paris, 1815-1851.

Daniel Neumark, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Benoît Soep, Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay
Time-Resolved Studies of Transition State Dynamics.

Hiroshi Nikaido, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Patrick Plésiat, Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon
Characterization of a New Multidrug Efflux Pump in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Gordon Rausser, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley
Patrick Rio, UFR d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales, INRA, Montpellier
Multilateral Negotiations over Water Management in France and California.

David Robin, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jacques Laskar, Astronomie et Systèmes Dynamiques, Bureau des Longitudes, CNRS, Paris
Application of Frequency Map Analysis to the Advanced Light Source.

Alistair Sinclair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
Claire Kenyon, LRI, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay
Phase Transitions and Computational Complexity.

Mark Strovink, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Gregorio Bernardi, LPNHE, Universités de Paris VI et VII, Paris
Search for Supersymmetric Decays of the Top Quark.

David Wessel, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, University of California, Berkeley
Xavier Rodet, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Paris
Gestural Control of Musical Sound Synthesis.

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GRANTS AWARDED IN 1997

Mina J. Bissell, Ph.D. Director of Life Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Edmond Puvion, Ph.D. Director of the "Molecular Genetics and Integration of Molecular Function" Unit, Institut de Recherche Sur le Cancer, Villejuif
Regulation of Gene Expression by Nuclear architectural organization: an Ultrastructural Analysis Combining a Unique 3-Dimensional Cell Culture System with Novel Electron Microscopy Techniques". The Project hopes to establish the bases to study the dynamics of nuclear matrix and chromatin inter-relationships in differentiated and related tumor cells. Their goal is to develop, via this initial collaboration, a multi disciplinary research on the relationship between cell-bioarchitecture and gene regulation.

Robert Brayton, EECS Dept., CAD Group, University of California, Berkeley
Dominique Borrione, Laboratoire TIMA, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
Multi-Standard Verification Environment for Digital Systems Design. The VIS system of UC Berkeley uses the Verilog standard as an input description language, and the PREVAIL system of TIMA uses the VHDL standard. Both systems integrate CAD tools for the verification, diagnosis and synthesis of digital hardware. The project will implement a link between the two systems, to constitute as a whole a distributed, multi-standard comprehensive environment for digital systems design.

Thomas Broadhurst, Dept. of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
James Bartlett, Astronome-adjoint, Observatoire de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
Large-Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation", The principal problem in cosmology currently concerns the development of a detailed model for the formation of galaxies and large-scale structure in the Universe. The FBF funds will provide seed money necessary to finance a workshop and exchange visits to begin to develop the new research techniques and tools that will be essential to the interpretation of the impending flood of new observational data in cosmology.

Lawrence Cohen, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.
Marc Abeles, Directeur du Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Institutions et Des Organizations, Paris
Anthropological Concepts at the Turn of the Century: A French American Dialogue. The FBF grant will be used to help sponsor a conference which has two aims. The first is that of articulating and discussing the programmatic, methodological, and conceptual difference between two national traditions of anthropological research that have drifted increasingly far apart since the 1970s. The second and primary aim is that of identifying and exploring the theoretical and empirical common ground upon which the two traditions might build a more productive and more collaborative relationship in the coming century.

William Danchi, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Jean Gay, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice
High Angular Resolution and Mass Loss of Evolved Stars. High angular resolution astronomy at infrared wavelengths holds great promise for solving fundamental astronomical problems from that of diameter of stars, to mass loss around stars, and the formation, evolution, and detection of planets. This proposal aims to further develop a collaboration between U.S. and French astronomers working with the U. C. Berkeley Infrared Spatial Interferometer, the forefront instrument at mid-infrared wavelengths. It will also seed new efforts to develop interferometry in the infrared.

Ralph Freeman, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley
Yves Fregnac, Institut Alfred Fessard, Gif-sur-Yvette
Integrative Regulation of Functional Connectivity in the Developing and Adult Visual Cortex. The aim of this proposal is to study dynamic aspects of adaptative changes in functional connectivity of the visual system at the level of the visual cortex. These changes may be expressed in cortical networks during development and possibly during learning. The linking point of our proposal is that similar cellular mechanisms could be implicated on different time scales in the regulation of functional connectivity. At the integrative physiology level, we well use complementary electrophysiological and pharmacological techniques, and modeling tools, in order to compare adaptive processes in cortical circuits put into play during the natural development of cortical specificity and connectivity, versus those triggered during forced regimes of pre- and post synaptic correlations.

Melvin Klein, Structural Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Jean-Jacques Girerd, Institut de Chimie Moleculaire D'Orsay, Orsay
XAS (xanes and exafs) studies coupled to electro-chemistry of chemical models of the catalyticsite of the oxygene evolving center of PSII.

Paolo Mancosu, Dept. of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Hourya Sinaceur, Institut d'Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris
Bernard Bolzano: Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. A workshop on Bolzano's work in philosophy of logic and mathematics with emphasis on the relevance of Bolzano's work to contemporary philosophical projects.

Frank McLarnon, Lawrence National Laboratory, Berkeley
Françoise Argoul, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Pessac
Application of advanced optical techniques for probing interfacial electrochemical processes. The purpose of this scientific project between the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory is the sharing of our respective expertise in the application of optical methods for in-situ probing of interfacial phenomenon. In particular the techniques which are of principal interest are respectively: spectroscopic and time resolved ellipsometry, attenuated total reflectance (ATR) applied to the characterization of transport in the neighborhood of an electrochemical interface and Raman spectroscopy.

Saul Perlmutter, Center for Particle Astrophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Pain Reynald, Laboratoire de Physique Nucleaire de la Haute Energie, Paris
Measurement of the cosmological parameters using type Ia supermovae. The collaboration of the two groups will make it possible to obtain a new measurement of Omega m using type Ia supernovae. This measurement will be obtained using a population of more distant type Ia Sne and will therefore end up having a better precision than previous measurements.

Richard Saykally, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California , Berkeley
Claude Leforestier, Lab. Structure et Dynamique des Systemes Moleculaires et Solides, Montpellier
The Dynamics of Nucleotide Base Hydration. The hydration of nucleotide bases is a process of fundamental significance in numerous biological contexts, e.g., replication, transcription, mutations. We propose to study the dynamics of nucleotide base-water interactions using complementary experimental and theoretical approaches.

David Stronach, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Frantz Grenet, Centre d'Archéologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Workshop on strategies for joint archaeological excavation and research in Central Asia and for the development of curricula connected with Central Asian Studies.

Brian Staskawicz, Dept. of Plant Biology, Berkeley
Ulla Bonas, CNRS-Institut des Sciences Végétales, Gif-sur-Yvette
Identification and characterization of novel genes for disease resistance in Capsicum annum. A collaborative effort to identify plant genes controlling disease resistance will be undertaken in both Gif and Berkeley. Fast-neutron mutagenized seed will be screened to identify disease susceptible plant mutant that will assist in cloning the corresponding wild type genes. This will lead to the identification and characterization of novel genes involved in signal perception and signal transduction pathways that control plant disease resistance. In addition, the two laboratories will share DNA libraries and technology to identify and clone the pepper Bs3 gene.

Michael Watts, Institute of International Studies, Berkeley
Gilles Allaire, INRA, Economie Sociologie Rurales, Castanet-Tolosan
Systems and Trajectories of Innovation: Institutions, Technology and Conventions in Agriculture Regulation (French-American comparisons). This project entails a Workshop bringing together French and American researchers working on (sectoral) innovation in agriculture focusing on theoretical and conceptual questions of decentralization/privatization, quality institutional and political contests of regulation and biotechnology.

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GRANTS AWARDED IN 1996

Ali Belkacem, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Joseph Remillieux, Institut de Physique Nucleaire, et Universite Lyon-1, France
Production and Study of Exotic Atoms - The project proposes to investigate the feasibility of a novel method that allows a very efficient production of these fast decaying "exotic" atoms.

John Canny, Computer Science Dept., University of California, Berkeley
Christian Laugier, Director of Research, Institut National de Recherche et Informatique et en Automatique, Grenoble, France
This project is aimed at investigating new concepts and techniques for solving complex robotics tasks, at developing a theoretical and experimental framework for physical modeling and dynamic simulation, and at applying results to medical and telerobotics applications.

Alexandre Chorin, Dept. of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
Denis Talay, Directeur de Recherche, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
The principle object of this collaboration is the study of aleatory vortex methods for the Navier-Stokes equations. These methods were created and developed at Berkeley. This research though undertaken at Berkeley has seen new results from France in regard to the theory of stochastic process, notably the propagation of chaos for systems of aleatory particles in interaction. These results have been proved for simplified models and the collaborators hope to apply them to the Navier-Stokes equations.

Susanna Elm, Dept. of History, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Rebillard, Chargé de Recherche, Ecole Française de Rome, Rome, Italy
Boundaries of Discourse: Establishing, Maintaining and Challenging 'Orthodoxy' in the History of Christianity - The notion of "boundaries of discourse" is applied to those conventions of language beyond which one cannot go without risking exclusion from a social group. As such, boundaries of discourse change through history and are constantly renegotiated by the actors. The notion might be used by historians of Christianity as a tool for investigating from a sociological point of view the dynamics connected with establishing, maintaining, and challenging "orthodoxy" within Christianity. All historians of Christianity are confronted with the problem of "orthodoxy". Hence, the project is concerned to build tools in order to deal with this central issue in the history of Christianity.

Mariane Ferme, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Jean-Loup Amselle, Ecole des Hautes Etude en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
Imperialism and Identity: Remapping the Cultural Politics of Representation - A collaborative project is envisioned here, with a historical focus on imperialism--understood as the period leading up to , encompassing and following colonialism. This timeframe is sufficiently focused and close to the present to allow for an active engagement with contemporary debates in the cultural politics of identity and representations of difference implicated in these politics. The research of the project's coordinators is centered in Africa, but a comparative dimension will be added by the integration of study groups on the Imperialism in other world regions.

Syvlia Guendelman, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Gerard Breart, INSERM, Paris, France
A World on the Move: A Comparative Look at the Birth Outcomes of Immigrant Women in France, Belgium and the United States. - The purpose of the proposal is to organize and convene a group of leading researchers and policymakers in France, Belgium and the United States with expertise on the reproductive health of immigrant populations.

Russell Jones, Dept. of Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Raoul Ranjeva, Centre de Physiologie Végétale, Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Isolation and Characterization of Calcium Channels in Plants - Work in the Jones and Ranjeva laboratories over the past 5-10 years has focused on the roles of Ca 2+ as a signaling molecule in plants. The researchers plan to isolate Ca2+ channels and address the roles of Ca+2 in signal transduction in plants. They wish to exploit recent new discoveries make in Berkeley and Toulouse that will lead to the molecular cloning of the first Ca2+ channels in plants.

Larry Karp, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Thierry, GREQAM-LEQAM, Université d'Aix-Marseille, Les Milles, France
Government Policy and Labor Market Imperfections - The purpose of the research is to shed light on the manner in which specific institutional features in labor markets alter the efficacy of government employment policy. Two topics will be investigated. The first topic concerns the affect of employment policy in a market where management and unions exercise (bilateral) market power in the targeted sector. The second topic involves government policy and labor dynamics in a declining sector.

Bradley Moore, Chemistry Dept., University of California, Berkeley
Pascal Devolder, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, Laboratoire de Cinetique et Chimie de la Combustion, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
Kinetic Investigations of reactive systems by combined laser photolysis/tunable diode absorption spectroscopy and LIF

Forrest Mozer, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Raymond Pottelette, Centre d'Etudes des Environnements Terrestre et Planetaires, St. Maur des Fosses, France
Study of Acceleration and Radiation Processes in Geospace Plasmas - The main purpose of this collaborative study is the investigation of basic processes leading to the acceleration of particles in natural plasma environment and the subsequent generation of radiation.

Hans Ritter, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Barbara Erazmus, Laboratoire Subatech, UMR Universite de Nantes, Nantes, France
Development of Tracking methods for high-energy experiments - Particular efforts will be put on track-finding strategies especially devoted to an optimal two-track momentum resolution critical for two-particle correlation (HBT) measurements.

Marie-Agnes Stephens, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California , Berkeley
Gilles de France, Centre de Recherches Nucleaires, Strasbourg, France
Study of Rapidly Rotating Atomic Nucleus.

Hans Wenk, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley
Michel Pernet, Laboratoire de Cristallographie - CNRS/Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble, France
Texture and Anisotropy - The goal of the project is to combine resources to establish an interdisciplinary Grenoble-Berkeley "Texture Focus" and to develop novel techniques with which problems can be addressed that could not be approached before: Property anisotropy evaluation, recrystallization and microstructure, textures of low symmetry materials.

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