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CRAL has a collaborative research through scientific research projects selected and supported by national or foreign bodies. Within this framework, CRAL host the following projects (EC, PIA, ANR). [list starting from year 2016]



DUSTBUSTERS - Dust and gas in planet forming discs

Project duration : 2018 - 2022
Project reference : 823823
Responsible CRAL : Guillaume LAIBE
Contrat type: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) - Marie Curie Actions


arthUs - Advances in Research on Theories of the Dark Universe - Inhomogeneity Effects in Relativistic Cosmology

Project duration: 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2022
Project reference: 740021
Responsible: Thomas Buchert (CRAL)
Contract type: H2020 - ERC Advanced Grant


CALENDS - Clusters And LENsing of Distant Sources

Project duration: 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2019
Project reference: 336736
Responsible: Johan Richard (CRAL)
Contract type: FP7 - ERC Starting Grant


MUSICOS - MUSE Imaging of the Cosmic Web – Ultra-Deep Observations of Intergalactic and Circumgalactic Gas

Project duration: 01/03/2014 - 28/02/2019
Project reference: 339659
Responsible: Roland Bacon (CRAL)
Contract type: FP7 - ERC Advanced Grant


TOFU - Toward a new generation of multi-dimensional stellar evolution models: the TOol of the FUture

Project duration: 01/05/2013 - 30/04/2018
Project reference: 320478
Responsible: Isabelle Baraffe (Exeter & CRAL)
Contract type: FP7 - ERC Advanced Grant


PEPS - Exploring the physics of Proto-stars and Extra-solar PlanetS

Project duration: 01/06/2010 - 31/05/2016
Project reference: 247060
Responsible: Gilles Chabrier (CRAL)
Contract type: FP7 - ERC Advanced Grant



LIO - Lyon Institute of Origins

Project duration: 13/04/2011 - 31/12/2019
Project reference: ANR-10-LABX-0066
Responsible: Bruno Guiderdoni (CRAL)
Contract type: Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir - Laboratoire d’excellence



Project duration: 2019 - 2022
Project reference: ANR-19-CE31-
Responsible CRAL : Philippe Prugniel (CRAL)
Contract type: Projet de recherche collaborative (PRC)


Sedimentation and propulsion of particles in turbulent flows

Project duration: 2018 - 2021
Project reference: ANR-16-IDEX-0005
CRAL responsible: Guillaume Laibe (CRAL)
Contrat type: Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir - IDEXLYON / Scientific Breakthrough Program


Live-MetaOptics - Hybrid dynamic structures for optical-quality surfaces shape control

Project duration : 01/10/2018 - 30/09/2022
Projet reference : ANR-18-CE42-
Responsible : Gil Moretto (CRAL)
Contrat type: R&D interdisciplinaire - Projet de recherche collaborative (PRC)


3DGASFLOWS - Elucidating the role of gas flows around galaxies with 3D observations and numerical simulations

Project duration: 01/10/2017 - 31/05/2023
Project reference: ANR-17-CE31-0017
Responsible: Nicolas Bouché (CRAL)
Contract type: Défi des autres savoirs - Projet de recherche collaborative (PRC)


Planet-Forming-Disks - Transformational models for Transformational Data

Project duration: 01/10/2016 - 31/09/2021
Project reference: ANR-16-CE31-0013
CRAL responsible: Jean-François Gonzalez (CRAL)
Contract type: Défi des autres savoirs - Projet de recherche collaborative (PRC)


Orage - Hydrodynamics and radiation in galaxies of the early universe

Project duration: 01/10/2014 - 30/09/2019
Project reference: ANR-14-CE33-0016
CRAL responsible: Jérémy Blaizot (CRAL)
Contract type: Défi des autres savoirs - Projet de recherche collaborative (PRC)


FOGHAR - Formation of galaxies observed at high resolution with VLT/MUSE

Project duration: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2018
Project reference: ANR-13-BS05-0010
Responsible: Bruno Guiderdoni (CRAL)
Contract type: Programme Blanc SIMI 5


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Radio properties of clusters and galaxy lenses

Project duration: 31/03/2015 - 30/09/2018
Project reference: 5204-2
CRAL responsible: Bruno Guiderdoni (CRAL)
Contrat type: IFCPAR - Collaborative Scientific Research Programme