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This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan traveled to Interlaken, Switzerland, to join international partners for the Global Research Council's (GRC) annual meeting. GRC aims to promote long-term multilateral research and collaboration across continents. The director chaired Session 1, covering topics of sustainable research. Likewise, the director showcased the NSF-led Global Centers multilateral program model alongside the heads of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada President Alejandro Adem and UK Research and Innovation CEO Dame Ottoline Leyser to an audience with over 70 heads of funding agencies.

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He engaged with leaders of more than a dozen funding agencies worldwide to discuss collaborations and share information about NSF programs, policies and processes. This included from Argentina, Austria, Chile, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland and the Republic of Korea. Director Panchanathan also met with Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. As likeminded partners, NSF and the @Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF are united in a commitment to advancing science, technology and innovation for the benefit of both countries.

The director was hosted by the Director General of CERN and toured CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, including the ATLAS facility. ATLAS is one of the largest and most powerful particle detectors in the world. NSF and CERN have a history of collaboration, driving scientific breakthroughs and innovation to new heights through joint research initiatives and shared expertise in cutting-edge fields.

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