Laboratoire d'Excellence


Archimede project has been selected as a center of excellence ("Laboratoire d’Excellence", LabEx) by the national state program "Investments for the Future" ("Investissements d’Avenir").

The goals of Archimede LabEx are:

  • to strengthen inter-research units and multidisciplinary collaborations,
  • to increase international exchanges,
  • to develop skill transmission and technological transfer,
  • to improve the relationship between research and teaching within the university.

The body of the project is composed of four research units:

  • Center for Theoretical Physics (Centre de Physique Théorique, UMR 7332, CPT),
  • Marseilles Institute of Mathematics (Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille, UMR 7373, I2M),
  • Marseilles Laboratory for Fundamental Computer Science (Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale, UMR 7279, LIF),
  • Laboratory for Information and System Sciences (Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et des Systèmes, UMR 7296, LSIS),

and an international conference center:

  • International Center for Mathematical Conferences (Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques, UMS 822, CIRM)

All together these joint CNRS-University research units include worldwide leading scientists and cover all fields of research in mathematics and computer science in Aix-Marseille University (AMU).



This work has been carried out thanks to the support of the ARCHIMEDE Labex (ANR-11-LABX- 0033) and the A*MIDEX project (ANR-11-IDEX-0001-02) funded by the "Investissements d’Avenir" French government program managed by the ANR.