Party affiliation: Radical Party
Senator of the Alpes-Maritimes, 1985, replacing the late Francis Palmero. Founder and President of Sophia-Antipolis and of the International Association, of Science Parks. President, Franco-German High Council on Culture.
Vice President, Cultural Commission of the Senate. President, Senate Working Group Innovation et Enterprise. Director of the geological, geophysical and mining research department, 1953.
Assistant General Director of the geological and mining research department, 1959-1962, Assistant Manager, 1963, Director, 1973-1984. Member. Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Member. Assemblée de ITnstitute Pasteur.
President of the Franco-German Association of Science and Technology (AFAST). President of the Paris School of Mines since 1984.