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Self-induced dust traps: overcoming planet formation barriers

Comment les planètes se forment-elles ? La création spontanée de « pièges à poussières » permet enfin de lier entre elles les différentes étapes de la formation des planètes, identifiée par des chercheurs du CRAL.


nommée au grade de chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur par décret du 13 juillet 2016.

Large number of dwarf galaxies discovered in the early universe

A team of which CRAL belongs has found for the first time this new distant population.

Fête des Lumières

8 November 2016

Fête des Lumières

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Unexpected Giant Glowing Halos around Distant Quasars

26 October 2016

Unexpected Giant Glowing Halos around Distant Quasars


An international team of astronomers has discovered glowing gas clouds surrounding distant quasars. This new survey by the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope indicates that halos around quasars are far more common than expected. The properties of the halos in this surprising find are also in striking disagreement with currently accepted theories of galaxy formation in the early Universe.

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Formation: Managing an Instrumental Project

16 September 2016

Formation: Managing an Instrumental Project


« Fondamentaux & outils pratiques du management de projet »

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Agreement signed with ESO. 4MOST can start!

29 August 2016

Agreement signed with ESO. 4MOST can start!


Le Consortium de l’instrument 4MOST, dont le CRAL fait parti, a signé un accord avec l’ESO pour que ce spectrographe équipe le télescope VISTA dans le désert d’Atacama du Chili.

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Second Indo-French Astronomy School

15 July 2016

Second Indo-French Astronomy School

The second Indo-French Astronomy School (Galaxy Formation and Evolution - Models to interpret observations) will be hosted by Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL, France) from July 11th to 16th 2016. It is co-organized by IUCAA (India), and the LabEX LIO (France).

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