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Frans de Waal, "one of the greatest minds of science" was invited to the University of Saint-Etienne

Frans de Waal, “one of the greatest minds of science” was invited to the University of Saint-Etienne

It was mentioned by Florent Begon, the new president of Jean Monnet University, in the interview he just gave with If Saint-√Čtienne. Frans de Waal, an internationally recognized primatologist and professor of biology at Emory University (USA) and Utrecht University (Netherlands), will be awarded on Wednesday, 20 October, the honorary title of Doctor Emeritus. Etienne.

The Dutch researcher is considered one of the most prominent contemporary scientific figures for his work on behavior and social intelligence in primates. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (US), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, and was selected in 2007 by times As one of the 100 most influential people in the world. But also by Discover as one of the 47 greatest science minds of all time.

Conference for the Audience in French by Frans de Waal

His recent research focuses on empathy, cooperation, aversion to inequality, and social cognition in chimpanzees, bonobos, and other species. Frans de Waal is a guest laboratory specialist in animal communication at Jean Monnet University, ENES. After the ceremony, at 7 pm, in the ballroom of the Cité du Design (3 rue Javelin-Pagnon), a conference open to the general public, free and in French, to reveal the secrets of animal feelings and what they reveal in humans. Limited places. Recordings Here.

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