26-31 août 2019 Paris (France)


Observatoire de Paris Observatoire de Paris
Founded in 1667, the Observatoire de Paris is the largest national research center for astronomy. 30 % of all French astronomers are working in it five laboratories and its institute. Situated on the Paris, Meudon and Nançay campuses, they are all "Unités Mixtes de Recherche (UMR)" associated with the CNRS and, in many cases, with the major scientific universities in the Paris area. The work of the Observatoire is also carried out in two major scientific services. The Observatoire de Paris is an academic centre (Grand établissement) under the aegis of the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche
The LESIA (Laboratory of Space Studies and Instrumentation in Astrophysics) is a department of the Observatoire de Paris. It is also a research unit of the CNRS (UMR-8109), the Pierre et Marie Curie University and the Paris-Diderot university. From the design of instruments for astrophysics to the exploitation of results, the scientific topics developed at LESIA cover many fields of astrophysics. The activities are organized around the projects (ground-based, space or modeling) of which numerous instrumental achievements make the reputation of the laboratory.
The Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides provides and publishes ephemerides of solar system bodies. It serves as the official and public source of ephemerides devoted to regulate calendars. It performs theoretical research activities in the fields of celestial mechanics, planetology and mathematics. It initiates and coordinates observing campaigns of rare and specific celestial events.
The mission of LABEX ESEP is to network 9 laboratories that want to pool their skills, their long experience in the field of global environments and their know-how in the space sector. The research within ESEP revolves around three themes: space meteorology, planetology and the study of exoplanets. Focusing on the preparation of space instrumentation for future missions, LABEX ESEP should facilitate the development of tomorrow's instruments on future space missions.
The National Sun-Earth Program (PNST) of the Astronomy-Astrophysics division of INSU CNRS is centered on study of the solar atmosphere, of Sun-Earth relations as well as of the ionized environment of the Earth. This program also includes studies of planetary magnetospheres that enhance our understanding of the physical processes at work. The scientific themes of PNST encompass a large number of questions concerning the plasma environment of the Sun-Earth-heliosphere system. On the one hand, the aim is to understand physical processes, viz., Generation and transport of the Sun magnetic field. Coupling between different regions of plasma. Impulsive and explosive processes that convert and transport energy on different scales, characterization of plasma turbulence and particle acceleration up to high energies. On the other hand, the aim is to develop a global understanding of this Sun-Earth-heliosphere system, viz., Impact of the solar wind and solar activity on the plasma environment (magnetosphere, ionosphere) of the Earth as well as that of other planets. Coupling between plasma environment and neutral atmosphere. Interaction between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium.
IRSN, a public authority with industrial and commercial activities, was set up in 2001. The Institute is placed under the joint authority of the Ministries of Defense, the Environment, Industry, Research, and Health. It is the nation’s public service expert in nuclear and radiation risks, and its activities cover all the related scientific and technical issues.
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