The mission of the 'Centre
International de Physique des Hautes Energies et d'Astrophysique'
is to promote and develop international scientific collaborations
in Particle and Astroparticle Physics. Its activities are centred
on the research activities of LAPP and LAPTh
and involve collaborations with experimentalists and theorists in
the international physics community. The Centre aims, in addition,
to accomplish an educational role through courses at master and doctoral
level and through a post-doctoral fellow programme.
The Centre is hosted at LAPP
in Annecy-le-Vieux, about 50 km from CERN. This location
is a major asset. CERN is one of the world focal points in particle
physics. With the Large Hadron Collider in full operation now, it
will certainly remain so for the next decade. The operation of the
LHC detectors, the analysis of LHC data and its theoretical
interpretation, activities in the search of Dark Matter are among
some of the themes of current collaborations in Particle and Astroparticle
Physics. The synergy between collider physics, astrophysics and cosmology
is most suited in a set-up such as CIPHEA. Preparing for future colliders
is another facet of the research activities of the Centre.