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WHO IS … Claudie Haigneré ?

First french astronaut woman, doctor of medecine, rhumatologist and dotor of neurosciences, Claudie Haigneré has been Chairman of Universcience since 2010, the public institution of scientific and technical culture stemming from the merger of the Palais de la découverte and of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. She also helped political responsibilities as Minister of Research and new Technologies (2002), and then in the Ministry of Foreig Affairs (2004). She is the author of Plaidoyer pour réconcilier les sciences et la culture (Plea to reconcile sciences and culture), published in 2010.