Jamais deux sans trois

Next Thursday, the 29th of September at 9am, it will be the turn of Rémi Goerlich to have his phD defense, that will again take place in the conference room of ISIS. His work, entitled

“Optical control of Brownian diffusion : from bath engineering to quantum analogues”

was supervised by Dr Giovanni Manfredi, IPCMS, and Dr Cyriaque Genet. The day before, Wednesday 28, at 2pm, there will be a minisymposium on brownian motion at IPCMS, please see the flyer for more information.

Double defense

This week, two phD students of the group will be defending :

  • On September 22, 9am, Kripa Joseph, who worked under the supervision of Pr Thomas Ebbesen, will start with her defense entitled
    “Conductivity and supramolecular assembly under light-matter strong coupling”
  • On September 23, 9am, Jérôme Gautier, who has been supervised by Dr Cyriaque Genet and Pr Thomas Ebbesen, will follow with his own defense entitled
    “Effect of chirality in strong light-matter coupling ”

Both defenses will take place in the conference room of ISIS and will be followed by a small reception in the salle Vasconi, 6th floor of ISIS, at lunch time. Don’t forget the mini symposium  inbetween, on September 22 afternoon.Kripa and Jérôme when they were newbies  first arrived in the group, 4 years ago

Mini symposium on light-matter coupled materials

Next Thursday, September 22, we organize a (mini) symposium on light-matter coupled materials that will take place at 2pm in the salle de Conférences of ISIS, with the following speakers :

  • 2pm, Prof. Joël Bellessa (University of Lyon, France) : Extended hybridization and energy transfer in multimaterial polaritonic metasurfaces”
  • 2.45pm, Prof. Tal Schwartz (University of Tel Aviv, Israel) : Entangling Electromagnetic Modes by Mutual Coupling with Molecules

(3.30pm Coffee break)

  • 3.45pm, Prof. Abraham Nitzan (University of Pennsylvania, USA): Molecules in optical cavities: Electron transfer and transmission, Polaritons, vibrational strong coupling and collective response
  • 4.30pm, Dr. Aloyse Degiron (University of Paris Cité, France): Opportunities for optoelectronics with colloidal nanocrystal assemblies weakly coupled to their environment”

For more details about the talks, you can download the program here.

Welcome to Weijian !

Since the first of september, we have the pleasure to welcome a new postdoctoral researcher in the team, Dr Weijian Tao. Weijian is originated from Zheijiang Province in China, and spent all his life there till now. He got his phD degree from Zheijiang University in 2022. His research subject was focused on the excited state dynamics of emerging inorganic semiconductor materials with strong electron-phonon interactions, for example 2D lead halide perovskites and antimony selenides, to understand how electron-phonon interaction defines fundamental advantages or limitations in these kinds of materials. Welcome to him !