ISIS reopening

Today is the official date for the reopening of University research labs and ISIS is starting slowly to wake up, with this week only a quarter of its overall staff.  We hope this “unlockdown” will happen in a smooth and safe way.

Strongly coupled ?

Generally in our lab, we confine molecules in a cavity and observe what are the consequences of this confinement… but since four weeks, we are ourselves confined, as approximately half of the people on Earth. It will for sure have consequences, that are for now hard to predict. Hopefully they will be positive and will enhance the good side of human beings. As a beginning, we already discovered an interesting feature : even all confined in different cavities, we are still somehow coupled, and we proved it this morning by having our first virtual group meeting ! Thanks to all : keeping in touch is important nowadays and we enjoy this post to send our warmest thoughts to our collaborators around the world, take care  !

 

20th birthday

At 20, one is still young but already an adult… with a bit of delay, happy birthday to the seminal paper of Pr. Thomas Ebbesen about extraordinary transmission, that was published in Nature in February 1998 ! To (re)read it, just click the link.

A nice PRL Editorial to start 2017

As this 2017 year has started in a somehow troubled and strange manner for the world, we hope that things will stabilize in the coming months.  And as all the actions toward a more peaceful world desserve to be highlighted, we wanted to bring to the fore this nice editorial from Pierre Meystre in Physical Review Letters.