At the end of 2003, SAp had 94 CEA staff (48 physicists, 28 engineers and 18 technicians), 9 CNRS staff, 7 university staff, 21 PhD students and 17 post-doctoral students.
The table below summarizes the scientific production for the years 2001, 2002 and 2003. Of the 315 articles published between 2001 and 2003 in class A journals, five were published in Science and one in Nature.
Three prizes and distinctions have been awarded to members of SAp:
• 2002, Jacques Paul: Massey Award from the Royal Society and the Committee on Space Research;
• 2003, Pierre-Alain Duc: Young Researcher Award from the French Astronomy and Astrophysics Society (SF2A);
• 2003, Félix Mirabel: received as doctor honoris causa by the University of Barcelona.