Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
For the first time, IRAMIS researchers have isolated complex ion pairs in the gas phase and were able to characterize them using UV and infrared spectroscopy. This original experimental approach will deepen the scientists' understanding of extremely diverse physicochemical processes in media as varied as biological cells and batteries.
Using new computer simulations, a collaboration involving scientists from IRFU explained why the Sun's magnetic field changes polarity every 11 years. This groundbreaking discovery of a scaling law on the duration of the magnetic cycle of stars will lead to a better understanding of the risks associated with space weather forecasting.
Physicists from IRFU have announced that no "big brother" of the Higgs boson has been detected at the ATLAS experiment at CERN's LHC. Their results rely on new analyzes with higher sensitivity.
Several decades after its discovery, dark matter remains enigmatic. Researchers from IRFU have tested three models of dark matter in which the formation of large structures was modeled using supercomputing. The reconstruction of large structures from observations of quasar spectra favors the hypothesis of a standard "cold" dark matter and sets some of the strongest constraints on these invisible masses.
Researchers at CEA-BIG have developed a web application called ChloroKB, a software that will facilitate the quantitative and predictive modeling of plant metabolism.
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PARTICLE PHYSICS | MATTER ＆ THE UNIVERSE
HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | DIAGNOSIS AND INNOVATIVE TREATMENT | PHARMACOLOGY | STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY | HIGH-THROUGHPUT SCREENING
Based on the study of two hundred poisonous animals, the European project VENOMICS managed to reproduce a bank of 3,616 “natural” toxins compatible with high throughput screening. VENOMICS demonstrated that animal toxins are hundred times more effective in identifying drug candidates than the usual banks of artificial molecules.
LASER | PHOTONICS | MICRO-NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Within the framework of the LASERLAB-EUROPE project, CEA is working towards sharing and opening up laser and photonics infrastructure to European scientists. Today, Laserlab is an important tool for the development of laser metrology and laser-based instrumentation for a wide range of applications and societal needs in the fields of health, security, environment, etc.
MRI | MEDICAL IMAGING | BRAIN
On Thursday, 2017 May 4, a giant magnet weighing 130 metric tons will leave the assembly plants in Belfort on its journey to the NeuroSpin research facility at the CEA's Paris-Saclay Center (Essonne).
HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | BACTERIA
The CEA Frédéric-Joliot Institute is involved in project CARBAMAT to fight against antibiotic resistance. SATT Paris-Saclay, a company promoting technology transfer, supports this project.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.