ENS Radioastronomy Laboratory - LERMA UMR 8112

Research topics

Interstellar chemistry of gaz and grains

The interstellar medium deals with complex chemical processes, involving molecular species and dust particles. Carbon chains formation and chemical bistability have been investigated.

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Last update 04-06-2006 03:01 pm / Maryvonne Gerin

Stars formation

How non thermal energy inhibits the growth of gravitational instability.

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Last update 01-09-2006 03:53 pm / Jean-François Panis

Interstellar medium structure

Many of the theoretical and observational activities in our laboratory therefore focus on the physics of interstellar matter and star formation.

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Last update 01-09-2006 04:07 pm / Michel Pérault

Turbulence in the interstellar medium

The interstellar diffuse medium in the pressure conditions prevailing in our Galaxy is thermally bistable and turbulent.

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Last update 01-09-2006 04:16 pm / Patrick Hennebelle

Interstellar medium of external galaxies

Disentangling the contribution of each of the phases to the energy budget of the medium is made possible in external galaxies for which global measurements can be achieved.

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Last update 01-09-2006 04:29 pm / Maryvonne Gerin

Quasars absorption lines

Studies of diffuse gas at cosmological distances have been performed by analysing the UV spectra of quasars and deep high resolution images of quasar fields obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope spectra.

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Last update 04-24-2006 10:19 am / Patrick Boissé

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