Particles Physics, Astrophysics, Geosciences, Environment and Ecology (PAGE)

Research department
The universe: origin, composition, evolution / Earth and anthropization: climate, ecosystems, risks and resources
This research department deals with pluridisciplinary research in the areas of particle physics, astrophysics, Earth and the universe, environment and ecology. It requires big infrastructures, long-term observations, and powerful computing tools (data, computing power). Coordination with a national strategy is therefore important to develop strong links with technology and instrumentation. PAGE regroups 14 laboratories, 244 researchers, 250 professors-researchers and 400 PhD students.
 

Strategic axis:

The universe: origin, composition, evolution


Research fields: nuclear physics, particles physics, astroparticles, astrophysics, cosmology and planetology

Research units include
: IPAG, LAPP, LAPTh, LPSC, LSM, with strong link to the Enigmass and Focus Labex projects.

Societal issues:

  • Reactor physics: which nuclear sectors for the future? Accelerator-driven reactors, thorium reactors
  • Medical physics: neutron capture therapy, hadrontherapy, X radiotherapy monitoring
     
Scientific challenges at stake:
  • to reproduce the first instants of the university in a laboratory environment
  • to explore the distant universe
  • to search for exoplanets

Synergies with the other Grenoble Alpes laboratories for a post-Labex strategy:
  • interactions with IPAG (astrophysics) LPSC, LAPP
  • interactions with theoretical scientistis (LAPTh) and with physicists and mathematicians of the PEM and MSTIC research departments

Specific needs in terms of computing power, storage capacity and data processing, as well as R&D transfer (instrumentation): adaptive optics, miniaturized spectro-imagery, sensors, interfermotry ion source, plasma, accelerator
 

Earth and anthropization: climate, ecosystems, risks, resources


Research fields: earth sciences, climate sciences, ecology and environment

Research units include: Isterre, LEGI, LGGE-LTHE (IGE), Edytem, LCME, Irstea EMGR & ETNA, LECA, CARRTEL, with strong links to the OSUG@2020 Labex project


Social challenges:
  • understanding and adapting human societies to global challenges
  • remediation measuresnatural and technological risks

The objectives are to rely on previous achievements realized in polar environments, mountainous areas, West Africa, etc, in order to:
  • improve the synergies between theory, observation and instrumentation
  • develop the spatial activity (instrumental research and signal processing)
  • co-construct projects about (geo-, hydro-, eco-, socio-)systems

Institutional challenges:       
  • achieve the LTHE-LGGE merger
  • improve the visibility of research in the areas of ecology and environment
  • identify synergies between research organizations and institutes (CNRS) for infrastructures allowing the observation of natural systems


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Laboratoires

SIGLE NOM
CARRTEL
Centre Alpin de Recherche sur les Réseaux Trophiques des Écosystèmes Limniques
EDYTEM
Laboratoire Environnement, Dynamiques et Territoires de la Montagne
EMGR Écosystèmes Montagnards
ETNA Erosion Torrentielle, Neige et Avanlanches
GIPSA-lab
Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique
IGE Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement
IPAG
Institut de planétologie et d'astrophysique de Grenoble
ISTerre
Institut des Sciences de la Terre
LAPP  Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux des Physique des Particules
LAPth
Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique
LCME
Laboratoire Chimie Moléculaire et Environnement
LECA
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine
LEGI
Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels
LPSC
Laboratoire de physique subatomique et de cosmologie
LSM Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane
TEGR Territoires Ecologie GRenoble





 

Published on June 7, 2018