The official ceremony for the CNRS gold medal took place in Paris, at Le Palais de la Découverte, on Tuesday 26 of November, on the occasion of the celebration of CNRS 80th birthday. The president Emmanuel Macron himself presented Thomas Ebbesen with the medal and the minister of research, Frédérique Vidal, did a nice talk about his career. The video of the ceremony can be watched either on the social medias of the CNRS or on the Elysée website (Thomas’ speech around 1H32mn). There is also an article on the CNRS website with videos that were shooted at ISIS a few weeks ago, and here is a link to one more video shooted by the local TV France 3 Grand Est.
Congratulations again !
Source : Eloïse Devaux & CNRS
Crédit photo : Muriel Muzet (from left to right Michel Deneken, Thomas Ebbesen,Jean-Marie Lehn, Jules Hoffman and Masako Hayashi-Ebbesen)
Here are a few links dealing with the CNRS Gold Metal that Thomas Ebbesen received yesterday
Articles in french :
DNA (Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace)
Le journal du CNRS
Science et Avenir
and a few more in english
and again the CNRS journal but in english !
We have the great pleasure to announce that Thomas Ebbesen will be the next recipient of the CNRS Gold Medal which is the most prestigious french scientific prize. It was created by the CNRS in 1954 and one can find the full list of laureates on the wiki page, among whom Louis De Broglie, Pierre Gilles de Gennes or Jean-Marie Lehn…See also the CNRS publication about it.
An official ceremony will take place in Paris in October 2019.
Congratulations Thomas !
On Wednesday 13th of February, Thomas Ebbesen received his prize, le grand prix 2018 de la fondation de la Maison de la Chimie, during a special colloquium “Chimie et Alexandrie dans l’Antiquité”. Congratulations again !
Source : http://www.unistra.fr
Thomas Ebbesen has been granted the grand prix de la fondation Maison de la Chimie 2018, for his recent research on polaritonic chemistry, or how to modify matter properties (conductivity, chemical reactivity for example) by playing on strong light-matter interactions. This prize is attributed every two years and he is the third to obtain it in Strasbourg, after Guy Ourisson and Jean-Pierre Sauvage. He will receive it, together with Susumu Kitagawa also awarded this year, the 13th of February 2019 in Paris, at la Maison de la Chimie. Here is a short article about it on the website of Strasbourg University and a longer one on the website of Maison de la chimie. Congratulations !
Source image : Maison de la Chimie
“The E-MRS Anniversary Award recognizes the career contribution of a scientist to fundamental understanding of the science of materials through experimental and/or theoretical research.” It is attributed every five years and after Sir Richard Friend, Prof. Dan Schechtman and Sir John Pendry, the award has been attributed this year to … Prof. Thomas Ebbesen !
He will receive it during the E-MRS conference plenary session on Wednesday 20th June in Strasbourg, where he will deliver a presentation on
Light-Matter Interactions in a Material Science Perspective.
Our colleague Dr Anoop Thomas won the poster prize offered by Nature Nanotechnology in SCOM 2018 conference in Eindhoven. Congratulations to him, but also to his corecipient Dr Ankit Bisht from Chalmers University !
From left to right: Anoop, Alberto Moscatelli, editor in Nature Nanotechnology , and Ankit.
On the occasion of Patron Saint’s Day, February 2nd, Thomas Ebbesen received an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University (Katholieke Universiteit) of Leuven. He was nominated by Professors Johan Hofkens and Maarten Roeffaers, during an impressive and beautiful ceremony.
A nice article, with a short video interview, have been published on the KU Leuven news website, and you can read it here in english.
To finish the week, a little picture of our group taken last Friday at ISIS. Our intruder is of course Jean-Pierre Sauvage, our Chemistry Nobel Prize new laureate. Once again, we congratulate him for this !
You are probably already aware but we are glad to write one more time that our colleague Jean-Pierre Sauvage was awarded today the Nobel prize in chemistry for the development of molecular machines. He is sharing it with Prof. Fraser Stoddart, from Northewestern University, USA, and Prof. Ben Feringa, from University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Congratulations to all of them !