Our scientific projects fall within the fundamental interrogations in particles physics:
study the ultimate matter components and the forces which connect them;
apprehend the origin of the particle mass;
understand the mechanism having led to the disappearance of the antimatter during the Universe evolution;
seek new particles predicted by the most advanced theories;
and in astroparticule and observational cosmology:
observe cosmos by the detection of the very high energy elementary particles;
understand the Universe composition by the observation and the study of the supernovas.
The experiments in which we take part are carried out within great national and international collaborations. They are installed near powerful particle accelerators, Europeans and American, near large terrestrial and space telescopes but also at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
The experimental stakes of our research require the implementation of advanced techniques in electronics, data processing and instrumentation. They generate innovating concepts or products which interest scientists of other fields. This leads us to develop interdisciplinary projects with industrial companies and other regional, national and international laboratories.