Laboratoire d’études du rayonnement et de la matière en astrophysique et atmosphères (LERMA)
UMR 8112 - Pole 3 Jussieu
The research activities carried out in the Jussieu part of LERMA (ex-LPMAA) focus on molecular physics and its applications for the study of the terrestrial atmosphere and on the understanding of molecular processes in astrophysical environments (comets, planets, interstellar medium). Our expertise ranges from experimental and theoretical studies (IR and UV spectrometry, mass spectrometry, cryogenic surfaces, spectral analyses, calculus of relaxation rates, implementation of molecular data bases) to measurement campaigns (ground based remote sensing of the troposphere and the stratosphere).
News from the Laboratory:
In 2014, merging of LPMAA with LERMA
In january 2014, LPMAA has merged with LERMA . All the molecular physics activities, from fundamental processes to applications, belong to the scientific pole 3 of LERMA: molecules in the Universe.The studies on terrestrial atmosphere carried out in LERMA (including original LERMA and LPMAA activities) are also part of the research federation IPSL.
On the way to TCCON-Paris
In continuous operation since 2007, the Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS) of LPMAA (now LERMA) is about to join TCCON (Total Carbon Column Observing Network). TCCON is an international scientific network dedicated to the measurement of atmospheric trace gases by ground based remote sensing. Installed on the campus of Jussieu right at the heart of Paris, the TCCON-Paris site will be one of the very few sites located in a megacity. As a matter fact it will the first such megacity site in Europe. For more information ...