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The Origins of Large-scale Cosmological Properties

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This colour view was created from observations of the Pillars of Creation made with the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope - Credit : ESO

LabEX LIO aims to understand the origins of matter, cosmic structures, and astrophysical objects (planets, stars, galaxies, etc.).

LabEX LIO researchers try to understand the nature of matter through the study of two main subjects: dark matter, which they seek to detect and whose nature they aim to reveal using a new generation of sensors; and neutrinos, whose properties they study using new detectors, in order to understand the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the universe. Studying the origins of cosmic structures is also made possible by theorization and modeling. Researchers develop complex theoretical simulations in order to reproduce the laws of physics that gave birth to astrophysical objects. This provides a theoretical framework for observing faraway galaxies seen at the moment of their formation. Computer simulations, coupled with instrumental observations made possible with technology developed by the teams at LIO, also enable the study of planet formation.

Interview with Bruno Guiderdoni, LIO Scientific and Technical Officer
Article written by My Science Work in 2016


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5 research projects

- CCIF Lar
- CCIF Dark Matter
- Integration equipment
- Metrology

3 inovative projects

- Accelerator

7 LIO staff

- Domenico Franco, 2 years postdoc at l'IPNL
- Vyacheslav Galymov, 17 months postdoct at l'IPNL
- Léo Michel-Dansac, 5 years engineer at CRAL
- Bogna Kubik, 3 years postdoc at l'IPNL
- Nicolas Chotard, 3 years postdoc at l'IPNL
- Peter Mitchel, 3 years postdoc at CRAL
- Jan Ostrowski, 2 years postdoc at CRAL

3 doctoral and pre-doctoral schools

10 scientific events