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Associate members


Joint laboratories

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS),UMR 5318 CECI

Institut de recherche informatique de Toulouse (Irit)

Cooperation agreements

Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)

Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria)

Centre informatique national de l’enseignement supérieur (Cines)

Other partnerships

Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement (Cerema)

Centre européen de prévision météorologique à moyen terme (CEPMMT)

Centre national de recherches météorologiques (CNRM)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR), German center for aeronautics and astronautics

École nationale supérieure d'électrotechnique, d'électronique, d'informatique, d'hydraulique et des télécommunications (Enseeiht)

Groupe de recherche en géodésie spatiale (GRGS)

Groupement d’intérêt scientifique – Hydraulique pour l’environnement et le développement durable (Gis Hedd)

Groupement de recherche – Écoulements gravitaires et rIsques naturels (GDR Egrin).

Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT)

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), (Pasadena, USA)

Laboratoire atmosphères, milieux et observations spatiales (Latmos).  Latmos is a CNRS-Idim-ERLL-Lammi-BDLC joint research unit

Laboratoire d’études en géophysique et océanographie spatiales (Legos)

Laboratoire d’hydraulique de Saint-Venant (LHSV), le LHSV is a EDF R&D-Cerema joint research unit

Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann (LJK)

Laboratoire Lieux, identités, espaces et activités (Lisa). Le Lisa is a CNRS-UVSQ-UPMC-IPSL joint research unit

Laboratoire national d'hydraulique et environnement (LNHE). Le LNHE is a laboratory in the EDF R&D department

Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l’environnement (LSCE). LSCE is a CEA-CNRS-UVSQ joint research unit

Met Office, English Meteorological National Service

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OMP)

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK),

Service central d'hydrométéorologie et d'appui à la prévision des inondations (Schapi)

University of California (Santa Cruz, U.S.A.)

University of Coimbra (Portugal)

University of Colorado (Denver, U.S.A.)

University of Namur (Belgium)



Tribute to Françoise Chatelin

Brigitte Yzel |  23 July 2021

  Tribute to Françoise CHATELIN   Virtual & Face to Face event @ Cerfacs 14 October 2021, CERFACS, Toulouse (France) 2 pm - 6.30 pm   Cerfacs is organizing a half scientific day on Thursday October 14, 2021 in tribute to Françoise Chatelin who left us prematurely on May 14, 2020   After graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (1960-63), and her PhD in Mathematics at Grenoble University (1971) , Françoise Chatelin led with worldwide recognition her research in many areas, from spectral theory for linear operators in Banach spaces and finite precision to Dickson algebras. Professor Chatelin taught at the Universities Grenoble 2 - Pierre Mendès-France and Paris 9 - Dauphine before moving to Toulouse in 1996. She became Emeritus Professor in 2015. She was a visiting researcher at Berkeley and Stanford Universities, IBM San Jose (Ca) and Yorktown Heights (NY). For almost a decade, she was a scientific manager in Industry (in charge of intensive computing) first at the Centre Scientifique IBM France in Paris (1985 -1992) and then in the Central Research Lab of Thales (known as Thomson-CSF at that time) near Paris (1992-95). Françoise Chatelin was Head of the Qualitative Computing group at the Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (Cerfacs) in Toulouse, France. Professor Chatelin has authored four books; the first three are now classic references available from SIAM. Her second book Valeurs Propres de Matrices (Masson, Paris, 1988) has received the IBM - France prize for « Best Scientific and technical publication 1988 ». Beyond her scientific contribution, Françoise Chatelin played a structuring role on research at CERFACS through multiple thesis on innovative topics. This event is devoted to the human and scientific tribute of her life. As a faithful image of the active and passionate woman that...Read more

CERFACS is involved in the NextSim project

CERFACS |  19 July 2021

The primary objective is to increase the capabilities of Computational Fluid Dynamics tools on extreme-scale parallel computing platforms for aeronautical design. The Kick-Off Meeting took place on 12 March 2021. This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement N° 956104. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Spain, France, Germany. For more information, please visit  EuroHPC website : Project webpage :Read more