ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM is sponsored by the following institutes

APC (Paris 7 University) - Hosting the conference

The Conference will be hosted by University Paris VII Diderot Campus, APC Laboratory


APC (AstroParticle and Cosmology) is a new Institute in Paris devoted to particle astrophysics and csomology. At a time where one expects a large amount of data in this| active field, it seemed apropriate to create a place where the different communities involved (astrophysicists, particle physicists and theorists) would work in close collaboration. This is the ambition of the APC Institute.

The scientific activities of APC are centered around three domains : High energy astrophysics, Cosmology, Neutrino, Theory, Data processing, Photodetection


National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3)

The institute’s mission is to develop and coordinate research carried out in the field of nuclear and particle physics. Scientific fields: particle physics, nuclear and hadron physics, astroparticles and neutrinos, research downstream of the electronuclear cycle, research and development for accelerators, computing grids...


Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris (ENS)

The physics department at ENS has two essential missions, research and teaching. Its research activities are performed in five laboratories, covering a wide range of fundamental physics:


Institut d'Optique (Palaiseau)

Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique has been established as a joint laboratory between Institut d'Optique Théorique et Appliquée (IOTA) and "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" (CNRS), in cooperation with Université Paris-Sud. The nationally endorsed research component of Institut d'Optique, it is one major component of IOTA together with the Engineering School, Ecole supérieure d'Optique. Most faculty members of the School are active in research in the Laboratory. Located on the premises of the University at Orsay, it enjoys a particularly active and rich scientific and technological environment in the Orsay/Saclay/Palaiseau area. Late in 2006 it will move to new building at Palaiseau, next to Ecole polytechnique.

In this context, it is logical for the Laboratory to cover a broad range of optical research, both fondamental and applied, with emphasis on experimental aspects. Skills covering essentially all of optics are highlighted by the timely research topics conducted by six research groups


Observatoire de Paris Meudon (OBSPM)

Established in 1667, the Observatoire de Paris is the largest national centre for research in astronomy. It counts among its staff thirty per cent of all French astronomers, who carry out research in the institution’s seven laboratories. Located in the Paris, Meudon and Nançay sites, these are joint research units with the CNRS and often with major scientific universities in the Paris region.

Research carried out at the Observatoire de Paris covers the entire spectrum of contemporary astronomy and astrophysics: - the study of the Sun and the Sun-Earth relationship; - planets and planetary systems; - star formation and the interstellar medium; - galaxy formation and evolution; - astroparticles and cosmology; - space and time metrology; - history and philosophy of science


Discinnet Lab

Research Experiments Targeted Results

Discinnet goal is to facilitate research projects communication from inception to publishing and from disciplinary clusters to interdisciplinary networking





CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.

Discinnet goal is to facilitate research projects communication from inception to publishing and from disciplinary clusters to interdisciplinary networking




Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche