Laboratoire d'Etudes du Rayonnement et de la Matière en Astrophysique et Atmosphères

Director: M. Darek Lis
Location: Observatoire de Paris, Observatoire de Meudon, UPMC
Keywords: Plasma Physics, Observations, Stellar Physics, High Energy Density Experiments, Laboratory Astrophysics, Spectroscopy, Atomic physics, Numerical Simulations.

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LERMA is an interdisciplinary laboratory, recognized nationally and internationally. Its approach combines observations, development of instrumentation (especially in mm and sub-mm ranges), numerical simulation, experiments and theory. Its research is organized in 4 scientific teams: Galaxies and cosmology, InterStellar Medium and stellar Plasmas, Molecules in the Universe, Instrumentation and Remote Sensing. The team involved in PLAS@PAR is part of the group InterStellar Medium and stellar Plasmas.

Group InterStellar Medium and stellar Plasmas 

Team leader: C Stehlé
Location: Meudon and Paris

The team's research interests are at the interface between Stellar and Plasma Physics, with applications ranging form the earliest stages of star formation (Young Stellar Objects) to the physics of stellar Interiors, including a recognized expertise in atomic physics. The team will be involved in WP1, WP2 and WP3 through a combination of Observations, Simulations, Laser and Z pinch experiments. The group operates the 10m VUV spectrograph of the Paris Observatory, and the researchers are users of various, large scale national and international facilities (Telescopes, Supercomputers, Lasers, Z pinches).