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CNRS: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-IN2P3), France

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organisation, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. CNRS's annual budget represents a quarter of French public spending on civilian research. As the largest fundamental research organisation in Europe, CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge, through its eight CNRS Institutes : Institute of Chemistry (INC); Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE); Institute of Physics (INP) ;Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB) ; Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS) ; Institute for Computer Sciences (INS2I) ; Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS); Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INSMI); and its two national institutes with national missions: the National Institute of Earth Sciences and Astronomy (INSU); and the National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3).

Its own laboratories as well as those it maintains jointly with universities, other research organisations, or industry are located throughout France, but also overseas with international joint laboratories located in several countries. Measured by the amount of human and material resources it commits to scientific research or by the great range of disciplines in which its scientists carry on their work, the CNRS is clearly the hub of research activity in France. It is also an important breeding ground for scientific and technological innovation.
The IN2P3 is the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics of the CNRS. IN2P3 devotes itself to research in the physics of the infinitely small, from the atomic nucleus down to the elementary particles, and of the physics of the infinitely large, to study the composition and evolution of the Universe. The objectives are to determine matter's most elementary constituents and understand their interactions, and to understand the structure and properties of nuclei. It participates to the four big experiments, which are going to take place at the LHC of the CERN (Atlas, CMS, Alice and LHCb). In the field of data processing, IN2P3 is one of the leaders of the French Grid effort and is deeply involved in the European Computation grid projects aimed at optimum use of powerful, distributed computing facilities.

It is expected that the IN2P3 will be mostly represented in ARCAS by scientists of the Subatech (Laboratoire de physique subatomique et des technologies associees, UMR6457, and of the LPSC (UMR5821, Laboratoire de physique subatomique et de cosmologie, jointly run by the CNRS with UJF Grenoble, and Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP))

Arnaud Guertin , holds a PhD degree in Nuclear Physics and is currently an associate scientist in the group PARI19 of the SUBATECH laboratory. He is involved in the FP6 EUROTRANS DM1 where he is the WP1.4 responsible about the XT-ADS20 spallation target development. He is also the CNRS/IN2P3 local coordinator for the MEGAPIE21 international project and is a member of the MEGAPIE Project Coordination Group. His research fields are: Research fields, Double strata scenarios for minor actinides transmutation in ADS, ADS spallation target design, development and nuclear assessment and Radionuclide production studies for the ARRONAX22 cyclotron.

 

19 PARI : Physique Nucléaire Aval du Cycle et Recherche Interdisciplinaire

20 XT-ADS : eXperimental demonstration of the technical realisation of Transmutation in an Accelerator Driven System

21 MEGAPIE : MEGAwatt PIlot Experiment

22 ARRONAX : Accélérateur pour la Recherche la Radiochimie et l’ONcologie de NAntes atlantique

Website: www.cnrs.fr