About the "Institut Lagrange de Paris"
The Lagrange Institute, Laboratory of Excellence (Labex), is one of the 15 major research projects in sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities driven by Sorbonne Universities, awarded in 2011 within the framework of the Investments for the Future programmes.
The purpose of these structuring projects is to provide leading laboratories with significant resources to build up an integrated policy for high-level research, education and transfer/dissemination of research results. The Laboratories of Excellence can compete with their foreign counterparts and reinforce their international recognition attracting world-class researchers and professors.
The Lagrange Institute (Institut Lagrange de Paris, ILP) unites research groups from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and CNRS, mainly from the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, the Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et Hautes Energies, and the Laboratoire de Physique théorique et Hautes Energies with internationally recognized research programs in theoretical and observational cosmology, (astro-)particle physics, and theoretical and experimental high energy physics. The Institute's mission is to advance foundational questions on the origin, constituents, dynamics, and fate of the Universe.