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UPMC has more than 5,000 researchers and professors working in 100 laboratories across four divisions: Modeling & Engineering; Energy, Matter & the Universe; Living Earth & Environment; Life & Health. The research ranges from fundamental to applied, with the aim to push the boundaries of knowledge and to explore major issues of sustainable development that preoccupy our society in the twenty-first century, including health, climate change, water, biodiversity, energy, and communications.

Knowledge production happens at all levels, in national and international research laboratories, and with industrial partners through technology transfer and innovation. UPMC has particularly focused on multidisciplinary approaches to boost innovation potential.



17.03.2014

A Franco-Chiliean Research Lab on Marine Algae Biodiversity

The CNRS, UPMC and two Chilean universities signed an agreement on March 17, 2014 creating a joint international unit (IMU)1 that will strengthen their cooperation in the field of ecology and evolutionary marine biology. Called EBEA, for "Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Algae", this new structure ...

Go to The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch a Chair for Alzheimer’s Research 31.01.2014

The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch a Chair for Alzheimer’s Research

The UPMC Foundation and the AXA insurance company have officially launched the Chair for research on Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.

The Chair holder is Professor Harald Hampel, Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, Department of Neurology, the Institute of Memory ...

Go to Water Vapor Discovered for the First Time Around an Asteroid 22.01.2014

Water Vapor Discovered for the First Time Around an Asteroid

An international team, including researchers from CNRS and the Paris Observatory at LESIA1 (Observatoire de Paris/CNRS/UPMC/Université Paris-Diderot) and at IMCEE2 (Observatoire de Paris/CNRS/UniversUPMC/Université Lille 1), has discovered intermittent emissions of water vapor on Ceres, the largest of the asteroids, ...

Go to The Vision Institute and Langevin Institute Receive a Synergy Grant from the European Research Council 20.12.2013

The Vision Institute and Langevin Institute Receive a Synergy Grant from the European Research Council

On December 18, 2013, the European Research Council (ERC) announced  the names of the thirteen projects selected from nearly 450 applicants who received a Synergy grant and who will share a total of €150 million. Each project brings together two to four eminent scholars across disciplines. The project ...

19.12.2013

Sylvia Serfaty and Cédric Villani appointed to the French Strategic Research Council

Sylvia Serfaty, professor of Mathematics at UPMC and winner of the Henri Poincaré Prize in 2012 and Cédric Villani, director of the Henri Poincaré Institute (UPMC/CNRS) and recipient of the 2010 Fields Medal, were both appointed to the French Strategic Research Council of the Ministry of Higher Education ...

Go to Véronique Perdereau, awarded a Stars of Europe trophy 18.12.2013

Véronique Perdereau, awarded a Stars of Europe trophy

Professor at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics ( ISIR-UPMC/CNRS ) and coordinator of the HANDLE project, Véronique Perdereau was awarded the Star of Europe during the launching ceremony of the European Programme 2020 on Monday, 16th December, 2013.

Through multidisciplinary research, the HANDLE project's ambition is to use a robotic hand to reproduce the mechanisms at work in the human understanding and manipulation. ...

Go to Cédric Villani, new member of the French Academy of Sciences 13.12.2013

Cédric Villani, new member of the French Academy of Sciences

Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (CNRS/UPMC) and professor of mathematics at the University of Lyon 1, Cédric Villani was elected member of the French Academy of Sciences on December 10, 2013.

The mathematician's main research centered on kinetic theory and statistical fluid mechanics and ...

Go to Laure Saint-Raymond, youngest elected to the Academy of Science 13.12.2013

Laure Saint-Raymond, youngest elected to the Academy of Science

38-year-old Laure Saint-Raymond became the youngest member elected to the French Academy of Sciences in the section of mechanical and computer science on December 10, 2013.

She is a professor of mathematics at UPMC and at the École normale supérieure - Ulm. She is also member of Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory ( ...

12.12.2013

When Will the Earth Lose Its Oceans?

 

When the Earth does lose its oceans? Under the effect of the naturally growing luminosity of the Sun—a very slow phenomenon unrelated to the current global warming—the Earth's temperature is expected to increase in the coming hundreds of millions of years. This will result in the complete evaporation ...

Go to A Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels and Biological Tissues 12.12.2013

A Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels and Biological Tissues

Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. A team headed by Ludwik Leibler, involving researchers from the Laboratory of Soft Matter Sciences and Engineering Physico-Chemistry of Polymers and Dispersed Media (CNRS/ UPMC/ESPCI ParisTech), ...

Go to Lamia Braci receives the France Quality Performance Award, Student Category 09.12.2013

Lamia Braci receives the France Quality Performance Award, Student Category

A doctoral candidate in process and high-technology engineering, Lamia Braci won the France Quality Performance Prize, in the Student category on 28 novembre 2013. 

This award recognizes her professional thesis on the feasibility of appliying the ISO 50001 standard across the company GRTgaz (the GDF SUEZ - Gas Infrastructure Company). ...

Go to The Vision Institute Inaugurates StreetLab Platform 22.11.2013

The Vision Institute Inaugurates StreetLab Platform

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the Vision Institute, a partnership of UPMC, CNRS and Inserm, inaugurated its first artificial street.

The StreetLab platform enables researchers to design and develop innovative technology solutions for the visually impaired while being able to evaluate the therapeutic ...

Go to Typhoon Haiyan: a recurring phenomenon? 18.11.2013

Typhoon Haiyan: a recurring phenomenon?

 

Philipe Drobinski is research director at the CNRS laboratory in dynamic meteorology of the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL, CNRS/UPMC/UVSQ/CEA/IRD/CNES/Polytechnic/ENS) and assistant professor at the Ecole Polytechnique. A specialist in meteorology, he analyses the Haiyan Typhoon that swept ...

Go to Julia Contreras-Garcia, awarded the European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) Prize 12.07.2013

Julia Contreras-Garcia, awarded the European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) Prize

Julia Contreras-Garcia, CNRS researcher and member of the Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory (LCT, UPMC/CNRS) has received the Young Scientist Award from the European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG).

This prize has been awarded annually since 1990 to a researcher for their work in the field of high ...

Go to Anny Jutand, Grand Prix Achille Le Bel 12.07.2013

Anny Jutand, Grand Prix Achille Le Bel

The Board of Directors of French Chemical Society has awarded the Joseph-Achille Le Bel Prize to Anny Jutand, CNRS Research Director at the PASTEUR Laboratory (Selective Activation Process by Electronic or Uni-radiative Energy Transfer) (ENS/UPMC/CNRS). 

Anny Jutand is an international expert of the elucidation of catalyzed reaction mechanisms of transition metals by electrochemical , ...

Go to Benjamin Rotenberg awarded the Young Researcher and the Michel Gouilloud-Schlumberger Prizes 12.07.2013

Benjamin Rotenberg awarded the Young Researcher and the Michel Gouilloud-Schlumberger Prizes

A CNRS researcher in the laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Electrolytes, Colloids and Analytical Sciences (PECSA, UPMC/CNRS/ESPCI ParisTech), Benjamin Rotenberg received the Young Researcher Award in the Division of Physical Chemistry (shared with the CFS and GFS) as well as the Grand Prix of the Academy of Sciences – the Michel Gouilloud Schlumberger Prize ...

Go to Ludovic Jullien, Winner of the Teaching and Education Division of the French Chemical Society 12.07.2013

Ludovic Jullien, Winner of the Teaching and Education Division of the French Chemical Society

The Teaching and Education Division Award from the French Chemical Society went to Ludovic Jullien, chemistry professor and director of the UPMC laboratory "Selective Activation Process by Uni-electronic or Radiative Energy Transfer " (PASTOR, ENS/UPMC/CNRS). 

The award recognizes his commitment to developing the teaching of Chemistry. ...

Go to Guy Pujolle, Awarded Telecom Prize from the Academy of Sciences 11.07.2013

Guy Pujolle, Awarded Telecom Prize from the Academy of Sciences

Guy Pujolle, a professor-researcher in computer science at LIP6 (UPMC/CNRS), has received the France Telecom Award from the Academy of Sciences.

This award recognizes researchers or engineers in France that are performing fundamental or applied research in telecommunications, and may have a significant ...

Go to Sylvia Serfaty awarded again, this time with the Mergier-Bourdeix Grand Prize from the Academy of Sciences 11.07.2013

Sylvia Serfaty awarded again, this time with the Mergier-Bourdeix Grand Prize from the Academy of Sciences

Sylvia Serfaty, professor-researcher in the applied mathematics laboratory Jacques-Louis Lions (CNRS/UPMC), was given the Mergier-Bourdeix Award from the French Academy of Sciences.

 

This award is given to young French researchers dedicated to basic research with no profit, not intended for immediate ...

Go to Former UPMC doctoral student awarded scholarship 14.06.2013

Former UPMC doctoral student awarded scholarship

Philippe Esling, a former doctoral student at UPMC, is winner of the General Council of Val-de-Marne from 2012 to 2013.

Established for 30 years, this award recognizes students from the Val-de-Marne, but also students who have completed their research in the department where whose research focuses on ...

Go to Arnaud Basdevant, UPMC Professor obesity specialist, becomes member of the French Academy of Medicine 22.05.2013

Arnaud Basdevant, UPMC Professor obesity specialist, becomes member of the French Academy of Medicine

Arnaud Basdevant, Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine, has been newly elected as to the French Academy of Medicine in the first division of medicine and medical specialties.

He is head of the Nutrition department and of the "Endocrinology-Diabetology-Nutrition-Prevention" division ...

Go to Workshop "Topological Approaches to Intermolecular Interactions" 26.06.2013 - 28.06.2013

Workshop "Topological Approaches to Intermolecular Interactions"

Revealing the chemical bonding (structure) and the reorganization of the chemical bonds (reactivity) of any molecular system forms the undisputed foundation of chemistry. Chemical interactions between a protein and a drug, or a catalyst and its substrate, self-assembly of nanomaterials, and also many ...

Go to Guillaume Fiquet, deputy director of the IMPMC (UPMC/CNRS/IRD), awarded for his work in geochemistry 15.04.2013

Guillaume Fiquet, deputy director of the IMPMC (UPMC/CNRS/IRD), awarded for his work in geochemistry

Guillaume Fiquet, CNRS Research Director and Deputy Director of the Institute of Mineralogy and Condensed Matter Physics, has been elected a 2013 Geochemical Fellow at the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.

 

This distinction is awarded to scientists who have made ​​major ...

Go to Serge Haroche Receives the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics 09.10.2012

Serge Haroche Receives the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

On Tuesday, October 9th, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for physics jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland. The two physicists were rewarded "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."

 

A former student at the ENS ( ...

Go to Alessandra Carbone, Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize winner 21.09.2012

Alessandra Carbone, Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize winner

A full professor at UPMC’s Department of Computer Science and director of the Genomics of Microorganisms Laboratory (CNRS/UPMC), Alessandra Carbone received the Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize, given by the French Academy of Science. This prize, awarded every two years, rewards the best work in a field, in this case, ...

Go to Sylvia Serfaty, Henri Poincaré Prize winner 31.08.2012

Sylvia Serfaty, Henri Poincaré Prize winner

Sylvia Serfaty, a full professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University since 2007 and member of the Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory, received the Henri Poincaré Prize on August 6th during the 17th International Congress of Mathematical Physics.

Awarded to three individuals every three years, the Henri ...

Go to CERN observes new particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson 06.07.2012

CERN observes new particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson

 “We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature”

 

At a seminar held at CERN on July 4th as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS and CMS experiments presented their latest preliminary results in the search for the long-sought ...

Go to SATT LUTECH Transfer Starts Up 01.07.2012

SATT LUTECH Transfer Starts Up

Combined Forces Will Maximize the Innovative Potential in its Regions

 

SATT LUTECH has launched its business operations, bringing a new level of technology transfer capabilities to the Ile de France and Picardy regions. SATT LUTECH will accelerate the maturing and transfer of technologies developed primarily, ...