Party affiliation: Rally for the Republic
On detachment to State Secretariat for Universities, 1976. Deputy for Paris, 9th constituency. 11th arrondissement, 1978-1981.
Member of Finance Committee of National Assembly, 1979-1981. Secretary-General 1978-1979, scientific adviser, since 1979, of Rassemblement pour la République (Rally for the Republic). On detachment to Mayor of Paris, since 1979.
Mayor of 11th arrondissement of Paris, since 1983. Regional Councillor for Ile-de-France, since 1983. Minister Delegate to Minister of Education, responsible for research and higher education, 1986.
Deputy for Paris, since 1988. Trainee, junior researcher, then researcher. National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), 1966-1970.
Researcher, Cornell University, United States, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1970-1973. Senior lecturer. University of Paris VI and Ecole Polytechnique, 1974. Professor, UniversityofParis VI, since 1976.