The Labex PLAS@PAR, a 7-year project driven by Sorbonne University and awarded in 2011 in the frame of the Investments for the Future Program of France (PIA) ended in December 31, 2019.

A new structure started in 2020 and will take over the actions initiated by the Labex: a Research Federation in Plasma Physics.


A General meeting was held on January 13, 2020 at 2pm (Pierre et Marie Campus, Conference Center, Tower 44, First floor). We discussed the following points:

  • general information about the federation
  • first discussions on the work's organization
  • first discussions on the orientations 


Benefiting from the wealth of experiences shared through PLAS@PAR, the Federation (which will keep the same name: PLAS@PAR) will continue the work, perpetuate, enrich and amplify the dynamism of its scientific community by carrying out the following actions:
• To integrate interdisciplinary aspects into research projects by developing researches at the borders of physics: chemistry, engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, environment, archeology, human and social sciences, etc.

• To support the development of emerging research themes: plasma/ agriculture, ultra-relativistic plasmas, plasma/renewable energies.

• To support plasma teaching from Bachelor level within the academic institutions.

• To increase the visibility of the community through scientific events and outreach actions.

• To encourage relationships between teams.


Trustees as of 2020

Academic and research institutions

Sorbonne University

École Polytechnique

Observatoire de Paris

Research organizations

CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INSU)

ONERA, Office national d'études et de recherches aérospatiales

CEA, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives


Direction team as of 2020

Laurence Rezeau, Director (Sorbonne Université, Pierre et Marie Campus)

Carine Briand, Vice-Director (Observatoire de Paris, Meudon campus)

Patrick Audebert, Vice-Director (CNRS, Palaiseau)


Laboratories involved as of 2020