P26 – Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives - CEA - France

The Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) is a science and engineering research institution, funded by the French Government and industrial contractors. The CEA is organized in four research and development sectors: nuclear energy (DEN), technologi­cal research (DRT), fundamental research (DSM and DSV) and defense (DAM). The nuclear energy programs are devoted to the support for nuclear power plants in operation, design of systems for the future, studies for waste management and dismantling of obsolete installations. CEA has recognized and long scientific and technological experiences in the field of nuclear safety and nuclear data. The synergy between its different components allows CEA covering all the aspects of nuclear data: fundamental measurements, theory, integral measurements, evaluation, simulation code development and validation.

DSM, the Physical Sciences Division, conducts fundamental research in the fields of energy, climate, fundamental laws of the Universe, condensed matter and nanoscience. The IRFU (Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers) is responsible for experimental and theoretical research in nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics, and instrumentation. The particle accelerator division, SACM, plays a leading role in the accelerator physics and technology development, designing and realizing particle accelerators, cryogenic systems and superconducting magnets. It runs a backbone of scientific skills and a large technological platform of 25000m2 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).

Key persons

  • Didier URIOT
  • Nicolas Pichoff
  • Carole Wahide
  • François Gauche