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Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie - CNRS/IN2P3 and Université Paris Cité


Laboratoire AstroParticule et Cosmologie - CNRS/IN2P3 and Université Paris Cité
Address APC
CNRS/IN2P3 et Université Paris Cité
10, rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet
75013 Paris
Phone +33 1 57 27 61 56
e-Mail Giovanni Marchiori
Alessandra Tonazzo
Marco Bomben
Research & Teaching

The AstroParticle and Cosmology laboratory (APC) is a joint research unit of University Paris Cité, CNRS, CEA, Observatoire de Paris and CNES. APC gathers about 75 permanent researchers, about 50 engineers, technicians and administrative staff, and about 75 Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and foreign visitors.

The laboratory research activities are centered around four main themes: cosmology (the study of the history and of the structure of the Universe with the Planck, Qubic, POLARBEAR experiments, the Rubin telescope, and the space mission Euclid) ; gravitation (gravitational wave astronomy with Virgo, Einstein Telescope and Lisa) ; high-energy astrophysics (the study of violent phenomena in the Universe to understand the physical processes that modulate the formation of cosmic structures, with the SVOM, ATHENA, INTEGRAL, HESS-CTA, JEM-EUSO, ANTARES-KM3NeT/ARCA experiments) ; elementary particle physics, in particular the study of the properties of the Higgs boson (ATLAS experiment and future circular collider project), of neutrinos (ORCA, DUNE), and the search dark matter particle candidates (Darkside). In addition to the experimental and observational activities described above, the themes covered by the laboratory are studied by the theory group.

All the teachers-researchers of the laboratory and some researchers participate in the teaching of the University of Paris. The laboratory also wishes to involve students in its various activities, through internships (about 100 per year) or theses.

The laboratory, and the Paris Center for Cosmological Physics which is attached to it, organize or participate in several outreach initiatives on its premises (internships for students, teacher training, events for the general public) and elsewhere (conferences in high schools, Pint of Science , ..). Lab members are regularly invited for interviews in scientific radio shows or magazines.
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