The Crystal Collectif is awarded to teams of men and women working in research support who have carried out projects that are particularly outstanding in terms of their technical expertise, collective dimension, applications, innovation and impact. This distinction is awarded in two categories: "direct support for research" and "support for research".
This year, 3 teams involving research support staff won in Provence, including the Laboratoire National des Nucléides Cosmogéniques (LN2C) involving 7 staff from the Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement de Géosciences de l'Environnement (CEREGE):
- Georges Aumaitreresponsible for the instrumental and experimental quality of the ASTER national instrument.
- Stéphanie Gairoard, in charge of instrumental development and protocols for the chemical preparation of beryllium 10 and aluminium 26 samples.
- Isabelle Giffardwhich is responsible for the chemical preparation and atomic absorption spectroscopy analysis of the samples.
- Valéry Guillouresponsible for processing and developing techniques for the chemical preparation and spectroscopic analysis of chlorine 36 samples.
- Karim KeddadoucheThe ASTER instrument is operated and developed by the French National Laboratory for Cosmogenic Nucleides (LN2C).
- Laëtitia LéanniShe is responsible for the processing and development of chemical preparation techniques and spectroscopic analysis of samples of beryllium 10 and aluminium 26.
- Fawzi Zaidiresponsible for the maintenance and development of electronic systems linked to the operation of the ASTER national instrument.