Research facilities

Grenoble and surroundings is home to 6 large international research infrastructures (ESRF, ILL, EMBL, GHMLF, IRAM and CERN). These institutes, which are close partners og Université Grenoble Alpes, provide unique opportunities for cutting-edge research and for applications in many field such as advanced materials, environment, energy, or health.
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European synchrotron radiation facility (ESRF)

Based in Grenoble’s Scientific Polygon since 1994, close to ILL and EMBL, it is one of the four largest synchrotron currently active in the world.
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Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

Based in Grenoble’s Scientific Polygon since 1966, close to ESRF and EMBL, it is a 58MW high flux reactor, one of the most intense neutron sources in the world; it is used yearly by 1,500 researchers from more than 40 countries.
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Institute of Millimeter Radio Astronomy (IRAM)

  • The result of a collaboration between Germany, France and Spain.
  • Studies may help understand the components of the universe.
  • Large radio astronomy instruments.
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European molecular biology laboratory (EMBL)

Created in 1974 within a European network of 5 locations in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and France, EMBL is based in Grenoble’s Scientific Polygon since 1974, and interacts closely with ILL and ESRF.
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European magnetic field laboratory (EMFL)

The Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses or EMFL is a CNRS laboratory. Researchers from around the world come to the laboratory to lead experiments in a very intense magnetic field – continuous in Grenoble and pulsed in Toulouse. EMFL provides intense continuous magnetic fields of up to 35 Tesla.
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European organization for nuclear research (CERN)

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works.
Published on  June 10, 2021
Updated onJune 10, 2021