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  • 79 researchers
  • 35 engineers, administrative and technical staff 
  • 25 post-graduates


Laurent Vigroux

Director of the Paris Astrophysics Institute

Ph.: 01 44 32 80 00

Email: webadmin@iap.fr

UPMC/IAP - 98 bis Boulevard Arago 75014 Paris

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Paris Institute of Astrophysics (IAP)

Paris Astrophysics Institute

The IAP groups together astrophysicists from the sciences of the Universe and theoretical physicists from the physical and mathematical sciences sector.

The research carried out at the IAP encompasses cutting edge astrophysics: planetary system formation and the research of extrasolar planets, stellar physics, chemical evolution and the dynamics of galaxies, the distribution of large structures in the Universe, observational and theoretical cosmology of the primordial Universe and extreme energy phenomena. The IAP researchers are simultaneously observers, modellers and theoreticians. Their research is based on large-scale observational programmes, intensive numerical calculations and includes advanced analytical calculations.

The IAP is one of the five laboratories in the European Association for Research in Astronomy (AERANouvelle fenêtre), of which it was one of the founders.

The IAP has 160 researchers, engineers, technicians, administrative staff and doctoral students, and regularly hosts many students on placement and overseas visitors.

It houses the Master 2 Astronomy and Astrophysics and has a close partnership with the Paris Observatory, located on the same campus.

For more information, please go to the IAP websiteNouvelle fenêtre.