International relations


At the international level, APC is embedded in a large network of international centres of excellence in Astroparticle Physics: it has a common “Associated International Laboratory” (LIA) with:

  • the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) of Stanford University and SLAC in the US,
  • the Centre of Excellence KIPMU (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) in Tokyo
  • the CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) and the CNEA (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica) in Argentina.
  • the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow, which is a long standing LIA. 

The APC laboratory is finally involved in a large network of international collaborations:

     Experiences on four continents

     Space missions in liaison with the major space agencies, in particular CNES and the European Space Agency (ESA), but also NASA and the Japanese and Chinese agencies,


     An annual conference program entitled "Cosmological Frontiers in Fundamental Physics" with the Perimeter Institute (Waterloo, Canada) and the Instituts Solvay (Brussels), participation in the international doctoral program with several Italian universities IDAPP and with Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish Universities for the international doctorate program IDPASC.

Furthermore, APC has long-term collaborations with the University of Chicago and its Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics (KICP); Princeton University; New York University; the German Helmholtz Allianz for Astroparticle Physics (HAP) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); Albert Einstein Institute (Hannover) on the detection of gravitational waves in space; Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM); Hamburg in the context of a collaboration APC-Oxford-Hamburg; Sapienza in Rome and Milano Bicocca; NCBJ (Nuclear Center for Nuclear Research) in Poland; the Perimeter Institute (Canada) and Solvay Institutes (Belgium). 

Through the Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics, there are also important relations with the Energetic Cosmos Laboratory (ECL) at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. 


Annually over ten international conferences and workshops are hosted at APC lab, which adopt a rich outreach program, including art-science actions (APC-Foundation of France cofounding of the work of art “Squaring the Circle” by the Hungarian artist Attila Csorgo). 



IN2P3 proposes several types of structural actions for the International

APC participates in an LIA with SLAC.

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