LAPP is a high energy physics laboratory located in Annecy, France. It is one of the laboratories of IN2P3 (Institut de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules), institute of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). LAPP is a joint research laboratory of the University Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB) and the CNRS-IN2P3.
More than 150 people are working at LAPP. Research carried out at LAPP aims at studying the ultimate constituents of the matter, their fundamental interactions, as well as exploring their connections with the large structures of the Universe.
LAPP is involved in experiments at the CERN LHC accelerator (ATLAS, LHCb), in neutrino (DUNE, SuperNEMO, STEREO) in astroparticle (H.E.S.S., CTA, LSST) and in gravitational waves (Virgo).
The Virgo LAPP group is involved in data analysis with binary coalescence and stochastic background studies. The team has long term involvement in the development, construction and commissioning of the instrument, in particular for the output laser light detection system, the digital electronics for real-time control loops, the data acquisition system and the calibration system.