Institut de Physique du Globe de ParisGovernment


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Foundation: 1921

Mission: The mission of the IPGP is not only to create and to transmit knowledge in Earth sciences, but also to observe natural phenomena. The Institut conducts researches in all fields of solid Earth studies (Geophysics, Geochemistry, Quantitative Geology) by combining terrestrial and marine observation as well as laboratory analysis and measurement with the development of conceptual, analogical and digital models. Prospects are emerging in new and promising fields such as Earth materials under extreme conditions, the early Earth and its first billion years, movements between the solid Earth and its outer envelopes, and the interactions between the Earth sciences and Life sciences. The IPGP's study of natural hazards includes responsibility for monitoring the three French active volcanoes (La Soufrière in Guadeloupe, Mount Pelée in Martinique and Piton de la Fournaise in Réunion) and for the worldwide Géoscope network of seismic stations. The IPGP's work also includes a major contribution to the global Intermagnet network of magnetic observatories. Also worth emphasising is development of partnerships with industry, such as the programme for geological storage of CO2 or the design of space missions.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

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Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDFrance
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +626th397th399th555th104th
Chemistry 707th443rd449th625th140th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +305th153rd153rd237th61st
Environmental Science 563rd360th364th472nd127th
Physics and Astronomy 632nd390th384th542nd157th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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