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.
Researchers at the CEA-Irig and their partners have provided the first demonstration of the potential of “spin-torque nano-oscillators” for use in microwave spectrum analyzers. These ultrafast devices with their nanosecond-scale resolution are proving to perform very well.
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.
How did Evolution shape the architecture of neural networks? A CEA-Jacob team describes these networks in one of the smallest and most genetically distant primates from humans.
The CEA-Jacob and his partners teamed to compare FLASH radiotherapy to conventional radiotherapy in the setting of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Researchers from I2BC and SPI (DMTS, Marcoule), in collaboration with CEA Grenoble and the Belgian nuclear research center, discovered, by using two meta-omic approaches, living bacteria in the core pool of the CEA Paris-Saclay research reactor, Osiris, in operation, thus opening up perspectives for the discovery of new radioresistant species.
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.