The Center for particle physics of Marseilles is one of the laboratories of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics of the CNRS which gathers the means of the particle physics studies. The laboratory is a mixed research unit which concerns at the same time the CNRS/IN2P3 and the Aix-Marseille University.
The permanent personnel of the laboratory counts today approximatively 35 researchers and teachers and 75 engineers, technicians and administrative people, to which are added a large number of doctorants and foreign visitors and many trainees.
The principal role of the laboratory is fundamental research in particle physics which deals with the elementary components of the matter and their interactions; astroparticles physics i.e. observation of the elementary particles in the Universe and in observational cosmology to understand the universe behaviour throught the observation and study of the supernovas.
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