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The purpose of Institut Pascal is to provide a meeting place to facilitate the exchange of ideas and the formation of international collaborations, across all of the scientific themes covered by the Paris-Saclay University. One of the institute's main objectives is to conduct thematic programs likely to attract high-level scientists and PhD students from all over the world, hosting the visiting participants under the best possible conditions. The programs also aim to enable young researchers to address and deepen their understanding of the latest developments in their research field and related topics.

The IPa is open to a wide range of scientific communities, including theorists and experimentalists, encouraging the participation of biologists, chemists, mathematicians, physicists, researchers in earth and space sciences, as well as in computer sciences and engineering, with the aim of facilitating exchanges and collaborations between the different disciplines, as well as at their interfaces with the human and social sciences.

The institute is also a welcoming place for researchers who would like to visit the IPa for a longer duration, as a part of a smaller team, in a so-called "hotel a projet" context. Please contact us at if you would like to learn more about these possibilities.

IPa's mission also includes a component aimed at popularising research through the organisation of public conferences.

Blaise Pascal, physicist, mathematician and philosopher, symbolizes the emphasis on cross disciplinary work undertaken at Université Paris-Saclay.