LIO - Lyon Institute of Origins

The LIO develops research of excellence in the origin of matter and the large-scale properties of the cosmos, galaxies, stars, (exo)planets, the Earth and life. It aims to encourage participation in large European and international projects on these topics, to encourage interface initiatives and support priorities in medical and industrial development through state-of-the-art technology developed especially for research.

It also aims to explore questions about our origins. It covers a wide range of disciplines, from particle physics and geophysics to cosmology, astrophysics and planetary science. It particularly encourages interdisciplinary themes in astroparticle physics and planetary science.


Partner laboratories:
  •  Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon – CRAL (UMR CNRS 5574)
  • Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon – IPNL (UMR CNRS 5822)
  • Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon : Terre, Planètes et Environnement – LGL-TPE (UMR CNRS 5276)
  • Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés – LMA - (USR CNRS 3264)