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12 December 2023
UNESCO Headquarters
Europe/Paris timezone

Professor Yves Coppens was the President of the International Scientific Committee of the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco, an institute founded by Prince Albert I. UNESCO, Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco, and the Permanent Delegation of Monaco to UNESCO will organize two roundtable discussions in tribute to Professor Yves Coppens, who passed away on June 22, 2022

Professor Coppens’ groundbreaking work has left an indelible mark on our understanding of human evolution and prehistory. This event promises engaging discussions and insightful presentations, shedding light on the realms of archaeology and paleontology, enriched by the distinguished contributions of Professor Coppens.

The symposium will also highlight the transformative impact of synchrotron-light facilities in archaeological research, featuring the unique capabilities such as high-resolution imaging and precise elemental analysis. These advancements have revolutionized the examination of fossils and artifacts, unveiling mysteries of the past with unprecedented clarity.

In the spirit of collaboration and knowledge-sharing, the event will also spotlight the International Centre for Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), a remarkable facility promoting scientific collaboration and peace in the Middle East. Through SESAME, science transcends geopolitical boundaries, fostering an environment where knowledge is shared, and innovations flourish.


UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Fontenoy/Floor: RdC-Room/Salle II
125 de Avenue Suffren, Paris, 75007

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