Bandeau dept spu

The Geosciences and Astrophysics Department coordinates and manages research communities at the Saclay plateau involved in Planet sciences and astrophysics. It is also looking to promote instrumental platforms and cross-modelling.

The study of the Earth and solid planets, and fluid envelopes of the Earth and planets in the solar system, requires synergised knowledge and varied skills, behind which there is a large number of academic disciplines: Geophysics, Geology, Hydrology, Physics, Environmental geochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, Applied mathematics and aspects of Biology and Computer science. An understanding of the global environment, and for example, a complex system, such as the Earth's climate, is only possible if different laboratories bring their individual strengths to a common research table.