Science: Data from France

French science is very much alive. Under the Nazis, most laboratories and their staffs were left intact, even managed to aid the resistance movement. The early Nazi policy was conciliatory, gradually gave way to suspicion and repression. At the end the Parisian laboratories organized a milice patriotiqne of their own. Now most scientists await only the resumption of gas and electric services—and contact with foreign savants.

Last week a reception at the Sorbonne welcomed the return from Switzerland of famed, 72-year-old Paul Langevin, long the leader of Parisian physicists. His arrest in October...

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