Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
The firm Kayrros and its partners, the LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ) and INRAE, are launching the first measurement platform to monitor, on a regional scale, the capacity of forests to reduce atmospheric CO2. These open access data are based on spatial observations of biomass and capitalize on nearly 30 years of research.
Ahead of the opening of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland, the latest estimates from Carbon Monitor – an international research initiative launched during the pandemic involving Tsinghua University (China), the LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ) and University of California, Irvine – show that global CO2 emissions at the end of September 2021 snapped back from 2020, and were only 1% lower than emissions at the same time in 2019.
According to a Peking University study involving the LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ), there are “hot spots” of soil-based emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a very powerful greenhouse gas. Just by focusing on those soils that receive excessive nitrogen fertilizer deposits, it should be possible to reduce total nitrous oxide emissions from soils by nearly 20%.
An international collaboration involving the CEA-Irfu and the CEA’s Energy Directorate has revealed a subtle neutron clustering mechanism by rigorously combining nuclear reactor experiments, modelling and simulations, all of which are extremely demanding. This result goes beyond the scope of just nuclear safety.
Theoretical physicists at the IPhT have shown that by equipping a quantum processor with quantum memory, it is possible to reduce the number of quantum bits needed to solve an emblematic problem by three orders of magnitude.
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HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING | SIMULATION ＆ MODELLING
ENERGIES | NUCLEAR ENERGY | NUCLEAR FUSION | FUSION THROUGH INERTIAL CONTAINMENT | FUSION THROUGH MAGNETIC CONTAINMENT
High-level experts from around the world will discuss progress towards achieving energy production from nuclear fusion at an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meeting next week. The 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) will take place virtually from 10 to 15 May. It is organized by the IAEA and co-hosted by the ITER Organization and the Government of France through the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES
Under the impetus of Patrick Landais, the High Commissioner, the FOCUS incentive program has selected the Organoids On a Chip (OOC) project to support interdisciplinary synergies between technological sciences and life sciences within the CEA. The objective is to promote the emergence of breakthrough ideas, concepts or technologies in the biomedical field.
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.
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.