Le major programs in physics of the Universe in which the Fund is involved develop advanced technologies. This is particularly true for the observation of the first light emitted in the Universe, this cosmological background whose study earned George Smoot the Nobel Prize in 2006. High performance light detectors have been developed. Supported by the « Investissements d’Avenir » program, and by a collaboration with University Nazarbaiev in Kazakhstan, George Smoot builds a laboratory for the development of such detectors, and their use in geophysical or medical applications.
Your support in this forward-looking activity can help develop new detectors through exemplary collaboration between fundamental research and innovation.