Research units

IPAG, Institut de Planétologie & d’Astrophysique de Grenoble
Institute of Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble

IPAG addresses stellar and planetary formation, from the initial phases of the core collapse where molecular complexity builds up, to the circumstellar disk physics and chemistry and planets formation, including star-disk interaction via the star magnetosphere. IPAG also works on the physical processes implied in accretion-ejection phenomena around young stellar objects and compact objects where high energy and relativistic effects are involved. In planetary sciences, IPAG studies sun-earth interactions, planetary subsurfaces, small bodies in the solar system, and the chemical evolution of primitive matter. To accompany these thematic research themes, IPAG works on cutting edge instrumental developments.

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ISTerre, Institut des Sciences de la Terre
Institute of Earth Science

The various research teams of ISTerre study the Earth with the various and complementary approaches of geology, chemistry or physics.

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IGE, l’Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement
Institute for Geosciences and Environmental research

IGE conducts research on climate, the water cycle, cryosphere and natural and anthropized environments. This research aims to better understand the processes that govern the various geophysical compartments (ocean, atmosphere physics and chemistry, cryosphere, watersheds, critical zone), their interactions and responses to human pressures, and the processes of adaptation and resilience of societies.

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LECA, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine
Laboratory of Alpine Ecology

LECA research projects aim at understanding ecosystem functioning and the maintenance of biodiversity. They are developing an integrated research (i) to describe the biodiversity patterns (spatial and temporal) at local to global scales, (ii) to understand the evolutionary and ecological processes shaping these patterns, and (iii) to depict the mechanisms underlying their dynamics in response to environmental forcing (climate change, pollution, land use change,...).

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LEGI, Laboratoire des Écoulements Géophysiques et Industriels
Laboratory of Geophysical and Industrial Flows

Research activities in Fluid Mechanics and Transfer conducted at LEGI combine modeling, testing (more than 40 experimental facilities including large equipments), high performance numerical simulation (parallel computers, national computing centers ...) and the development of innovative measuring instruments. These activities are related to numerous fields of application within environmental as well as industrial issues.

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Centre Irstea de Grenoble
National Institute for Environmental Science and Research

Centre Irstea de Grenoble - National Institute for Environmental Science and Research
The Irstea Grenoble Centre conducts research and develops expertise to improve the knowledge and management of mountain ecosystems, territories and natural hazards.

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