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The University Lyon 1 attains excellence in the fields of higher education and research. The high level of tuition, in a wide variety of subjects ranging from the health sciences to science, technology and sport studies,means that Lyon 1 can count itself among the best of the French universities.
Astronomers have mapped the cosmic watershed in which our Milky Way Galaxy is a droplet. The massive structure, which the research team dubs the Laniakea Supercluster, extends more than 500 million light-years and contains 100,000 large galaxies.
Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (CNRS/UPMC) and professor of mathematics at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Cédric Villani was elected member of the French Academy of Sciences on December 10, 2013.