Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
A team from the NeuroSpin (CEA-Joliot), in collaboration with Inserm (Tours), has published the first anatomical atlas of the human brain stem using mesoscopic resolution ultra-high field MRI. This atlas, freely accessible as a wiki, will be used in particular by neuroanatomists and neurosurgeons to help them in their procedures.
Researchers from the CEA-Joliot, the Collège de France, the CNRS and the University of Paris 8 have shown that humans possess a universal capacity to understand abstract geometric concepts. In contrast, this ability, which does not depend on age, culture or education, does not exist in any of the studied non-human primates.
It is as if a microwave photon interacting with a small superconducting junction was split into several photons of lower energy! This is the scenario proposed by an IRIG researcher to interpret recent experiments using a network of superconducting Josephson junctions.
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).
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.
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.