Summary of the highlight A small cryo-refrigerator dedicated to space missions reached temperatures lower than 4.2K (liquid helium) in our laboratory for the first time. This is the world record using helium 4 and some improvements are still expected with helium 3.   How the results ... More »
Contact : Eric Ercolani
A new photonic camera has been developed in the framework of the ArTéMis project (Bolometers architecture for large field of view ground based telescopes in the sub-millimeter). This camera scans the sky in the sub-millimeter range at simultaneously three different wavelengths, namely 200, ... More »
Contact: Lionel Duband
Gaze at the Eagle Nebula, close to the centre of our Galaxy. Star forming regions can be spotted in this picture (centre and left portion). According to astrophysicists, hundreds of stars are born here. This picture was taken in April 2010 by two of the instruments on board the Herschel satellite ... More »


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