French minister of research visited our lab

We received the visit of the french minister of Research, higher Education and Innovation, Mme Frédérique Vidal, last monday at ISIS, to announce the creation of a mission “Campus de l’Innovation” (see University of Strasbourg website for more information). We had in particular the opportunity to show her our FIB/SEM Auriga from Zeiss Company.

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Mini-symposium and phD defenses on 14th and 15th of September

We are pleased to announce for next week a mini-symposium on light-matter strong coupling with three seminars given by members of the phD jurys of Hadi Bahsoun and Thibault Chervy : Prof. Jaime Gomez Rivas, Prof. Angel Rubio and Prof. Atac Imamoglu.

This mini-symposium will take place in the conference room of ISIS, on Friday 15th of September from 9pm. For the detailed program, see here below :

The day before, on Thursday 14th at 2pm, Hadi Bahsoun will defend his PhD thesis entitled Strong Coupling of Electronic Transitions of Molecular Materials in the Liquid Phase

Then on Friday 15th at 2pm, it will be the turn of Thibault Chervy, whose work is entitled Strong coupling regime of cavity quantum electrodynamics and its consequences on molecules and materials

These works have been done under the supervision Prof. T.W. Ebbesen and in both cases, a small reception will follow the defense at the 6th floor of ISIS.

Seminar Pr. Jana Zaumseil

Next Thursday, 7 of September, we will have the pleasure to receive  Prof. Jana Zaumseil, from Institute for Physical Chemistry, Heidelberg University, Germany for a seminar entitled 

“Optical and Electrical Generation of Exciton-Polaritons in Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”

It will take place in the Salle de Conférence of ISIS at 2pm.

A paper on this subject has just been published in Nature Materials.


Seminar Marcus Seidel about ultrafast spectroscopy

On Thursday, 24th of November, our guest Marcus Seidel, from Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany)  will give a talk entitled

“About femtoseconds : pulse compression, mid-infrared generation and measurements of ultrafast molecular responses”

It will take place in the 1st floor seminar room (125) at 11am and you are all welcome to listen to him and/or to meet him.


Seminar of Dr. Aurélien Drezet

Aurélien Drezet, who was a postdoc in our group in 2007-2008, now (and since 2008) chargé de recherche in Néel Institute in Grenoble, is visiting us for two days. He will give a seminar tomorrow, the 14th of October, at 2pm in ISIS, entitled Plasmonic Leakage Microscopy : classical, quantum and chiral aspects.