Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Researchers at Irig and their partners have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible, through the simple application of a gate voltage, to change the winding direction of magnetization “nano-vortices” (skyrmions), and thus to individually control the direction of their motion. This breakthrough opens up new possibilities for research in information processing (multiplexing, etc.).
A method known as quantum key distribution has long held the promise of communication security unattainable in conventional cryptography. An international team of scientists has now demonstrated experimentally, for the first time, an approach to quantum key distribution that is based on high-quality quantum entanglement — offering much broader security guarantees than previous schemes.
A French-South American consortium led by the LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ) is working to explain the chronology and spatial distribution of radionuclides deposited in South America following atmospheric nuclear testing. Their research, based on measurements of plutonium isotopes in soil and sediment samples, will enable the precise reconstruction of the evolution in land use since the 1960s.
Researchers from the CEA-Irig and their Vietnamese partners have developed an artificial leaf capable of converting solar energy into hydrogen, with a 2% conversion yield. This is a promising achievement towards the storage of renewable energy sources!
Using almost fully automated processes, researchers at Irig have designed a three-dimensional microenvironment in which cells form a tissue resembling a mini-tumor. Their work opens new perspectives for personalized medicine.
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HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
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.
COMPUTING | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING | SIMULATION ＆ MODELLING
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.
INSTITUTIONAL | SUPERCOMPUTERS | ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
CEA and RIKEN have been working together in the field of AI, big data and HPC for more than five years.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE | TECHNOLOGIES | HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | SCIENCE ＆ SOCIETY
The CEA is a partner for the European event organised by the media Politico AI and Tech summit, which will take place in Brussels and online on 21 April 2022.
INNOVATION FOR INDUSTRY | INSTITUTIONAL
On April 5, the European Patent Office (EPO) published its annual report, the Patent Index 2021, an innovation barometer listing worldwide patent applications on the European market. The CEA is the only French research organization in the top 50, ranking 35th with 528 patent applications filed with the EPO in 2021. In the field of semiconductors, the CEA is the only European player in the top 5.
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.