Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

Director: F. Bernardeau
Location: Denfert Rochereau

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The Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) is a "Mixed Research Unit" (UMR 7095) affiliated to the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and to the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). The IAP has also been a member of the Laboratoires d'Excellence Institut Lagrange de Paris and Exploitation Spatiale des Environnements Planétaires since their creation in 2011. The research conducted at IAP relies on large observational programs, but also on high performance numerical simulations as well as on advanced analytical studies. Areas of expertise include extragalactic astrophysics, cosmology, exoplanetary science, astroparticle and high energy astrophysics. The IAP consists of about 150 scientists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, engineers, technicians and administrators.

High energy astrophysical plasmas  

Contact: Martin Lemoine

Keywords: particle acceleration, relativistic outflows, high energy astrophysics.

Several members of the GreCO (Gravitation and Cosmology) team of the IAP work at the interface between astroparticle physics, high energy astrophysics and plasma physics. The central question is the physics of acceleration of particles to extreme energies in astrophysical sources and their connection to the origin of high energy photons, neutrinos and cosmic rays. The research conducted in this team is purely theoretical, and relies on both analytical studies and high performance numerical simulations (relativistic magnetohydrodynamics and relativistic Particle-in-Cell techniques).