CEA - Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et auxénergies alternatives

CEA is the leading French organisation for research, development, and innovation in the fields of energy, defence, information technologies, communication and health. DSM is the ‘Directorat’ (about 1,700 permanent staff) of CEA, involved in various kinds of physics and associated technologies. Within CEA-DSM, IRFU (Institute for Research into the Fundamental laws of the Universe) with more than  600 permanent staff, performs research on the fundamental laws of the Universe, including Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics and will be the CEA contributor to EuPRAXIA.

The position of IRFU in developing and realizing particle accelerators, cryogenic systems and superconducting magnets is unique in France. It is based on a backbone of scientific skills and a large technological platform of 25000m2 run by the SACM Division supported by the large System Engineering Division (SIS). As a result IRFU is a key partner for the construction of international accelerators for fundamental science such as LHC at CERN, E-XFEL in DESY (Germany), the FAIR complex at GSI (Germany), the SPIRAL2 accelerator at GANIL (France), ESS in Sweden, and of fusion-related facilities (ITER in France, JT60SA and IFMIF in Japan).

Contact: Alban Mosnier