Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Researchers at CEA- Irig have offered a new catalysis tool to green chemistry by creating artificial crystalline enzymes whose solid form increases stability and allows more cycles of reactions under harder conditions of use.
CEA-Irig researchers are identifying a catalyst to produce methane directly from CO2.
Noting the inconsistencies in health policies aimed at combating COVID-19, a mathematician from the LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ) and his co-authors are calling attention to the poor quality of available data, as well as the intrinsic sensitivity of epidemiological models to these data. According to them, it is impossible to make predictions about the number of infections without a thorough understanding of the non-linearities underlying the dynamics of a “complex system”, such as an epidemic.
Created in 2015, the independent network MedECC (Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change) has published its first evaluation report, MAR1 (Mediterranean Assessment Report), accompanied by a summary for policy-makers. This publication earned the group the Council of Europe’s North-South 2020 Prize. Read on for a close-up on ‘Ecosystems’, a chapter from the report that features an LSCE researcher as “lead author”.
A researcher at the CEA-Irig and his partners have demonstrated that a real (and therefore imperfect) quantum computer is several billion times easier to simulate than a perfect quantum computer! Their conclusion: before increasing the number of quantum bits, it is essential to improve their fidelity.
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MATTER ＆ THE UNIVERSE | ASTROPHYSICS
BRAIN | SIMULATION ＆ MODELLING
EBRAINS (European Brain ReseArch INfrastructureS) is a european research infrastructure designed by the scientific community which, based on a set of state-of-the-art digital platforms, aims to answer the analysis and processing needs of large brain data sets. CEA carries for France EBRAINS inscription on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures roadmap, which was submitted in early September 2020.
PLANETS | SATELLITES | TELESCOPE
AGRONOMY | ENVIRONMENT
The recently launched EU-funded project GAIN4CROPS aims to improve photosynthetic efficiency of the oil crop sunflower using nature-inspired solutions and innovative breeding techniques. The 5-year 8M € project, funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, will pave the way for the introduction of strategic crops which might decrease the use of major resources in agriculture: land, nitrogen, and water.
SYNCHROTRON | TOOLS ＆ RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS | CHARACTERISATION
This summer, after being shut down for 20 months, the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) has once again opened its doors to scientists, boasting an X-ray source that is one hundred times more brilliant than before (the EBS, Extremely Brilliant Source). Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (CEA-IRIG) are involved in designing new experiments using the new beamlines, which are smaller, more brilliant and more coherent.
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.