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Associated Laboratories

The Franco-Uruguayan Institute of Mathematics (IFUM), which was created on December 10th, 2009, associates a number of French laboratories in Paris, Montpellier, and Toulouse, with the University of the Republic and the Program for the Development of Basic Sciences (PEDECIBA) in Montevideo (Uruguay). Following a long-standing cooperation in mathematics between the two countries, this International Associated Laboratory (LIA) will coordinate research in three mathematical fields: algebra and geometric algebra; dynamic systems; and statistics and probability.

The International Franco-Argentinian Nanociences Laboratory (LIFAN), associating two laboratories in France,1 and two in Argentina,2 was created last December. Mainly geared towards research on hybrid systems in spintronics, metal-oxide interfaces, and nanophonics, this International Associated Laboratory is expected to boost the existing collaboration, over ten years long, between the founding laboratories.
1. Institut des nanosciences de Paris (CNRS / UPMC); Laboratoire des collisions atomiques et moléculaires (CNRS / Université Paris-XI).
2. From the “Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica,” and from the “Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva,” in Buenos Aires and Bariloche.

Greece / Romania
Dubbed SmartMEMS, a new European Associated Laboratory (LEA) was created between CNRS, the Greek Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) in Heraklion (Greece), and the National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies in Bucharest (Romania). Its objective: to advance the knowledge on materials and their electromagnetic properties, and to exploit such properties in the development of novel components for communications and instrumentation.
The first LEA created with Greece, SmartMEMS associates for four years some 40 researchers from CNRS' Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS), the Microelectrics Research Group in Greece, and the Laboratory of Micromachined Structures, Microwave Circuits and Devices (RF MEMS) in Romania.


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