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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.



Go to #demainleclimat, Sorbonne University’s year of mobilization for climate study26.11.2015

#demainleclimat, Sorbonne University’s year of mobilization for climate study

2000 men and women work daily at UPMC and Sorbonne University studying the environment and the climate. Researchers, professors, administrative staff, students... everyone has been mobilized in 2015 to understand the challenges of climate change and to enable citizens to better understand and push for ...

Go to The Climate: from the Past to the Future 21.04.2016

The Climate: from the Past to the Future

More than 2,000 researchers, faculty, administrative staff and students at UPMC and Sorbonne University are working every day to understand and explain the issues of climate change to enable citizens to take over these issues. To mark the official signing of the Paris Agreement at the UN headquarters ...

31.03.2016

Professor Barghava Presents the Mysterious Ramanujan at UPMC

On Monday, April 4, 2016, on UPMC's Jussieu campus, the Indo-Canadian-American mathematician Manjul Barghava will moderate the opening session of the UNESCO International Conference on Zero.

 

Professor Manjul Barghava, winner of the Fields Medal in 2014, will present the work of the legendary mathematician ...

Go to Camille Risi Awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal 25.03.2016

Camille Risi Awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal

Camille Risi, a researcher at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD*), has won the 2016 CNRS** bronze medal.

A member of the LMD since 2011, Camille Risi evaluates the realism of the models used for climate projections by measuring the isotopic composition of water. This is done in three stages: first, ...

Go to Gravitational Waves, a new way to explore the Universe 11.03.2016

Gravitational Waves, a new way to explore the Universe

On 14 September 2015, gravitational wave detectors from the LIGO/VIRGO collaboration observed a signal from the coalescence of two black holes with masses of 36 and 29 solar masses at a distance of about 1.3 billion light-years. This extraordinary discovery opens the way in astronomy to study gravitational ...

Go to Will the globetrotting Zika virus arrive in Europe soon? 05.02.2016

Will the globetrotting Zika virus arrive in Europe soon?

We know about chikungunya and dengue fevers, but now there’s another virus transmitted by mosquitos: Zika. This usually benign virus could cause severe birth defects. The World Health Organization predicts 3 to 4 million cases in the Americas. Europe meanwhile, is trying to anticipate and minimize the ...

Go to Get Involved! Participate in a Study of the Oceans 06.11.2015

Get Involved! Participate in a Study of the Oceans

An in-depth study of the polar sea waters is crucial to understanding the mechanisms of climate change: the exchanges of heat and CO2 between the atmosphere and the ocean, the CO2 sequestration in the ocean, the concentration levels of chlorophyll or salinity, for example. "Exploring these waters under the ice is a new challenge for oceanographic research! ...

Go to Climate: Decisive Feedback on our Future 10.07.2015

Climate: Decisive Feedback on our Future

Luc Abbadie, UPMC professor and director of the Paris Institute of Ecology and Environmental Science (IEES[1]) presents the focus of his research and issues of the conference Our Common Future Under Climate Change, at which he hosted a parallel session.

Can you describe the topic discussed at the parallel ...

Go to UPMC Robotics on the Cover of Nature magazine 03.06.2015

UPMC Robotics on the Cover of Nature magazine

Researchers at the Intelligent Systems and Robotics Institute (ISIR, a joint UPMC/CNRS structure) and colleagues from the University of Lorraine* are the cover story in Nature. Their work, published in the May 27, 2015 issue, show how robots can automatically adapt in less than two minutes when they ...

Go to A UPMC doctorate has won the International Daniel Jouvance Award 05.03.2015

A UPMC doctorate has won the International Daniel Jouvance Award

The Daniel Jouvance International Award 2014 has been attributed to Marine Landa.

The scientist conducted her thesis at the Microbial Oceanography Laboratory (LOMIC) joint research unit UPMC/CNRS, part of the oceanographic observatory of Banyuls sur Mer. Entitled "The relationship between dissolved ...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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, ...