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The CRAL (Centre for Astronomical Reseach of Lyon) is a Joined Research Unit (UMR5574) of the CNRS-INSU, the ENS de Lyon and the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL).

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The staff

The CRAL staff is distributed on two sites: the Observatory of Lyon at St Genis Laval and the ENS of Lyon. You will find below the staff status as of march 1st, 2012.

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2005-2009 highlights

The Lyon Centre for Astrophysics Research (CRAL, UMR5574, supervised by UCBL, ENS-L and CNRS) is renowned for its excellence in several scientific topics, and its ability to manage instrumental projects. During the 2005-2009 period, it has developed cutting-edge research in the physics of dense plasmas applied to low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets, on compact objects, on the characterization of habitable planets, on dark matter and energy, on the chemodynamics of nearby galaxies, (...)

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