Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Researchers at the CEA-Irig have succeeded in combining the dynamics of microtubules and actin filaments in a cell-sized compartment, allowing them to position the “microtubule-organizing center”.
Nearly a year after its first images were obtained with a simple validation radiofrequency (RF) coil, NeuroSpin’s Iseult 11.7-tesla MRI is now equipped with an 8-transmit and 32-receive RF coil array integrated in a local magnetic shim array that will allow it to reach its full potential. Here we look back at this development, a technological feat achieved by CEA-Joliot and CEA-Irfu.
Using advanced computational simulations, physicists from the CEA-Irfu, as part of an international collaboration, have simulated the complex relationships between the convective cells on the surface of the Sun and the Sun’s magnetic field, which together contribute to the overall heating and acceleration of the solar wind.
Researchers from the CEA-Joliot have shown that molecular engineering of llama antibodies directed against SARS-CoV-1 can be used to obtain optimized antibodies with very high affinities for SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. This is a step towards designing neutralizing molecules for new emerging pathogen strains!
The Irfu has entirely manufactured a test coil in superconducting niobium-tin (Nb3Sn), which was successfully tested at CERN. This opens the way for the development of compact magnets capable of producing a magnetic field twice as large as what is currently available, for use in future particle accelerators.
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HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | DEFENCE ＆ SECURITY
The CEA coordinates the European project COUNTERACT which aims to reinforce the European Union’s preparedness for nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical (NRBC) threats.
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
The CEA/RIKEN bi-annual workshop on High Performance Computing (HPC), Quantum Computing (QC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) gathered 35 researchers online and in Kobe. CEA and RIKEN signed an agreement on January 2022 to collaborate in the field of AI, big data, QC and HPC, renewing for five more years a collaboration running since 2017.
COMPUTING | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING | SIMULATION ＆ MODELLING
CEA and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) are joining forces to advance science, from fundamental research on emerging and future computer architectures to application modeling. To this end, CEA and FZJ have established AIDAS, a joint virtual laboratory in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, scalable simulation and quantum computing. AIDAS held its fifth annual workshop in Saclay on 27 and 28 September 2022.
INSTITUTIONAL | SUPERCOMPUTERS | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
CEA and RIKEN have been working together in the field of AI, big data and HPC for more than five years.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | TECHNOLOGIES | HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | SCIENCE ＆ SOCIETY
The CEA is a partner for the European event organised by the media Politico AI and Tech summit, which will take place in Brussels and online on 21 April 2022.
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.