Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Researchers from the LSI (CEA-Iramis) and their partners are showing that it is possible to accelerate electrons more efficiently by laser-plasma interaction, using a progressive rotation of the laser wave front.
Researchers from the CEA-Joliot (I2BC) and their partners have deciphered for the first time the quantum process of energy dissipation in aggregates of natural flower carotenoids. This fundamental biological mechanism could inspire the design of photovoltaic materials capable of supplying two electrons for every photon.
After a decade of R&D, the Irfu delivered 74 new electronic boards produced by the company FEDD to CERN in July 2021, for use with the ATLAS electromagnetic calorimeter. These boards will be used to handle the increasing data flow that will be produced by the LHC as soon as it restarts in February 2022.
The H.E.S.S. collaboration, which includes physicists from Irfu, has made ground-based observations in Namibia of gamma-ray sources detected by the Fermi space observatory that remain unidentified, otherwise known as Unidentified Fermi-LAT Objects (UFOs). These were suspected to be possible indicators of dark matters halos shining at very high energies, but the verdict now shows that UFOs are not actually these kinds of subhalos!
For the first time, a team from Biam is showing the transcription of DNA into messenger RNA in the cells of young plants, in real time and with an unprecedented resolution. This exceptional live work reveals highly useful information on the biological mechanisms linked to the plant’s response to its environment.
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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.