Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
The CEA coordinates the European project COUNTERACT which aims to reinforce the European Union’s preparedness for nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical (NRBC) threats.
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.
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.
Researchers at Iramis, CEA-Liten and their partners in Nantes have shown that it is possible to quickly select the best electrolyte for a lithium-ion battery by gamma irradiation. The production of dihydrogen therefore provides a marker of the electrolyte’s performance.
Physicists at the CEA-Irig and their partners in Grenoble (CEA-Leti, CNRS, UGA) have shown that it is possible to trap individual bacteria and measure their response to stress using silicon photonic crystals. This disruptive technique, which does not require cell culture, opens the way to rapid antibiotic resistance tests.
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.
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!
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.
Blursday, the first database dedicated to the alteration of the perception of time during the confinement imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been made available to the scientific community by a consortium led by a researcher from the CEA-Joliot. This large-scale participatory study reveals that the feeling of isolation may have induced the perception of slowed time.
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.