Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie

IRAP is a joint research unit aimed at studying and understanding the Universe and its content: the Earth as a planet and its ionized surroundings, the Sun and planets, stars and their planetary systems, galaxies, prime celestial bodies, and initial Big Bang.

Among a staff of about 300, nearly half are technical staff expert at conceiving, building, integrating and operating ground- and space-based instruments, as well as leading laboratory experiments in physical process characterization.

Created in January 2011 from the merging of LATT and CESR laboratories, part of DTP, and several researchers and teachers from LMTG, IRAP is a leading force in ground-space astrophysics in France.

There is currently one member of the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP) who is a member of the TMBI

Permanent Staff (1)

  1. Sylvie Vauclair Emeritus Professor