What a researcher does at the CNRS

Missions: research, discover, communicate and train

Scientific output

The researcher publishes articles in reviews, journals and reports.

Application of findings

The researcher registers patents, participates in congresses...

Dissemination of scientific information

The researcher contributes to popularizing science through articles, conferences and the media...

Training through research

The researcher supervises students (doctoral students, interns...).

Highly diversified activities in the lab or in the field

Defines research subjects

Develops protocols

In collaboration with the engineers and technicians in his team

Performs experiments

Analyses and interprets results

Writes and publishes articles

Participates in colloquia and seminars

Researchers in all scientific fields

Interactions, particles, nuclei, from the laboratory to the cosmos
Condensed matter physics: structures and electronic properties
Computer and Information Sciences: Foundations of Computer Science, Computation, Algorithms, Data and Knowledge Representation, Information Processing
Structural and materials engineering, solid mechanics, biomechanics and acoustics
Chemistry for living organisms and medicinal chemistry. Design and properties of compounds of biological interest
Solar system and distant universe
Molecular and structural biology, biochemistry
Biodiversity, evolution and biological adaptations: from macromolecules to communities
Language Sciences
Mathematics and interactions of mathematics
Physical theories: methods, models and applications
Atoms and Molecules, Optics and Lasers, Hot Plasma Physics
Condensed matter physics: structure and dynamics
Information sciences: Image and signal processing, computer graphics and vision, embedded systems and systems on chips, robotics, automatic control, human machine interaction, speech and language processing
Micro- and nanotechnologies, micro- and nanosystems, photonics, electronics, electromagnetism, electrical energy
Fluid and reactive media : transport, transfer and transformation processes
Supra and Macromolecular Materials and Systems: elaboration, properties and functions
Molecular architectures: synthesis, mechanisms and properties
Physical, theoretical and analytical chemistry
Coordination Chemistry, Catalysis, Interfaces and Processes
Chemistry of materials, nanomaterials and processes
Earth and the Terrestrial Planets: structure, history and models
The Earth System: superficial envelopes
Genomes organisation, expression and evolution. Bioinformatic and system biology
Cell biology, Developmental biology, Evolutionary developmental biology, Reproduction
Plant science
Physiology, ageing and tumorigenesis
Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Neurophysiology
Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Host/pathogen relationships, immunology, inflammation
Pharmacology, bio-engineering, imaging, biotechnology
Continental Surface and Interfaces
Humankinds and environments: evolution, interactions
Ancient and medieval worlds
Modern and Contemporary Worlds
Philosophy and philological sciences, arts sciences
Sociology et legal studies
Economics and Management
Social anthropology and comparative studies of contemporary societies
Spaces, Territories and Societies
Politics, Power, Organization