The François Arago Centre is a project at the Astroparticule et Cosmologie (APC) laboratory and is supported by the IPGP within the Space Campus of Université Paris Denis-Diderot. The centre was founded in 2010 with the goal to support space-based experiments facing the challenge of data treatment of steadily increasing and complex data sets. The centre provides services, such as computing facilities, data analysis, archiving, and distribution support, access to the heavy-duty computing facilities at CC-IN2P3, and office space to both, ground and spacebased projects with strong french involvement.

In the spirit of François Arago, who combined many fields of natural science in his work, enabled science by focusing attention on new technologies and supporting scientific development through communication between many disciplines, we want to serve the scientific community. The aim is to bring together scientists from different fields, data and software engineers, the scientific community and the general public in order to best exploit the data provided by todays state-of-the-art experiments.

You find on these pages information about the projects we provide services for. There is a description how to reach the François Arago Centre, a list of the staff members of the centre, news from the centre as well as news about the status of building the centre, and a description of the partners who enable us to provide services to the community.



Address: François Arago Centre, 13 Rue Watt, 75013 Paris


Mailing address: APC, François Arago Centre, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France