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Research at CERFACS

The CERFACS’ research strategy aims at anticipating the structuring challenges that answer scientific, technological or society issues to which  four major fields are faced for the future decades.

AERONAUTICS – SPATIAL – ENERGY – ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE

Research activities at CERFACS

Research is declined in nine axes :

High Performance Computing

Data assimilation and optimization

Numerical methods and linear algebra

Combustion

Aerodynamics

Uncertainties

Climate

Coupling and interfaces

Environment

Challenges at CERFACS

Five big challenges benefit from the CERFACS teams’ interdisciplinary diversity of skills and knowledge :

• Decadal weather forecasts : Declipp challenge

• Modeling for environment and security : Modest challenge

• Simulation of space propulsion : Decola challenge

• Simulation of a turbine operation : Cougar challenge

• Simulation of a whole-body aircraft : Puma challenge

NEWS

Continuity of activity of the Cerfacs during the Covid-19 pandemic

superadmin |  20 March 2020

On Monday 16 March 2020, in the context of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 epidemic, Cerfacs decided to reorganize its activities by implementing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and deploying teleworking facilities for all its employees. All staff members thus continue to carry out their full mission.Read more


A fiery wakeup call for climate science

superadmin |  26 February 2020

The extent of the recent wildfires in Australia significantly exceeded the projections of any member of the multi-model CMIP archive.  This highlights how current multi-model ensembles may be under-representing the risks of natural disasters under climate change.  Limited coupled system process representation in most models coupled with a lack of parameter uncertainty exploration means that some risks are not explored by the existing international multi-model framework.  This calls for a reassessment of how to focus climate model development on providing robust risk quantification for those impacts which most directly affect society. Sanderson, B.M., Fisher, R.A. A fiery wake-up call for climate science. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020) nature.com Media coverage BBC Sydney Morning Herald The Guardian Wired The Daily Express YahooRead more

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