Local Grenoble newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré
and CEA Grenoble have published a 200-page commemorative book entitled Se réinventer au 21e siècle
that recounts the profound changes that have reshaped the campus since the turn of the century. The decommissioning of the site’s nuclear facilities could very well have marked the beginning of the end. Enter Jean Therme. The then-Director of CEA Grenoble* spearheaded efforts to ramp up technology research, ultimately allowing the site to flourish, dramatically increasing its R&D partnerships and doubling its workforce from 2,000 scientists, engineers, and technicians to 4,000 in the space of 20 years. The book contains testimonials from more than 150 employees and partners.
CEA Grenoble employees will receive their own copies. The public will be able to purchase copies at Grenoble-area newsstands from December 14. *from 2000 to 2013