Food for mind

We just updated the Publications page of the website with a few papers published since the beginning of the year. Au menu, we have chiral Frenkel excitons yielding intense circular dichroism and circular polarization luminescence as starter. The main dish is a study about the optimization of entropic costs during cooling or heating protocols applied to an optically trapped microsphere. As dessert, we finally propose a scattering formulation clarifying how spin momentum locking emerges from a geometric phase metasurface. Congratulations to all people involved in those nice results !

Welcome back to Antoine !

Antoine Tartar, who already did a Master 2 training in our lab, started a phD last week, so we will have the pleasure to have him in the team for a little more time. Following his master, he will work under the supervision of Cyraique Genet on optical trapping.

20 years of ISIS

Those two last days, ISIS was celebrating its birthday, with a bit of delay. We had a very nice scientific program, with 2 sessions on Frontiers in Chemistry and Technology and Sustainability, but also a full afternoon dedicated to privates companies (Innovation and Societal Challenges) that have been involved as antennas in the institute during those 20 years, or playing a key role in our society recently, like BioNTech. It was also the occasion to meet alumni of our team and of the institute. Some more information about the event, the history of the building, etc can be found on the Unistra website.

Happy birthday ISIS and congratulations again to Jean-Marie Lehn, its founder !

Muriel Muzet, administrative director of ISIS, offering the birthday cake to Jean-Marie Lehn (Photo : C. Schneider)

With some alumni of Laboratoire des Nanostructures in front of ISIS                           (Photo : C. Schneider)