The progress in the astroparticle and cosmological physics has been driven by an influx of high quality observational and experimental data collected by large, often international collaboration. The Center builds on many past and on-going efforts which involved France- and Berkeley- based researchers and research groups and will continue on supporting these and promoting new initiatives. Such collaborations involve extensive instrumental, data mining and analysis efforts as well as theoretical investigations and the Center will work to support all these aspects of the research. The specific experimental projects targeted by the Center are driven by the four strategic science themes defined for the Center.
Projects of particular interest are: