The meetings of optics and photonics, annual meetings organized jointly by the IMT and the Academy of Technologies, will take place on July 7 during a special session on the occasion of the Dijon 2021 Optical Congress. It will also be the occasion for the revelation of the winner of the Jean Jerphagnon Prize.
These meetings aim to raise the scientific community's awareness of the changes and major industrial challenges in the field of optics and photonics, for the industry of the future.
They serve as a framework for the presentation of the Jean Jerphagnon Prize, which rewards young researchers in their approach to innovation and technology transfer in all fields of application of optics and photonics.
With the interventions of:
- Nathalie Picqué (winner 2008): Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics "Frequency comb lasers for molecular spectroscopy"
- Vincent Studer (winner 2017): Alveole "Prototype and observe 3D cellular models with Alveole Primo"
and animated jean-Louis de Bougrenet (IMT Atlantique).
Alain Aspect will present the finalists and announce the winners.
The Jean Jerphagnon prize is endowed with €12,000.
The jury examined six applications and judged that their diversity and quality were excellent, commensurate with the quality of this prize. After careful consideration of all nominations and deliberation, it selected four nominations for the award of the prize or an accessit. It strongly encourages the candidates who have been rejected this year to expand and deepen their work with a view to future applications.
Jury 2020: Alain Aspect (President) Institut d'Optique Graduate school, Claude Boccara (Institut Langevin), Jean-Louis de Bougrenet (IMT Atlantique), René Essiambre (Nokia Bell-Labs), Thierry Georges (Oxxius), Jean-Pierre Huignard (exThalesTRT), Caroline Kulcsár (Institut d'Optique Graduate school), Hervé Lefevre (iXBlue), Pascale Nouchi (Thales Research & Technology), Pascale Senellart-Mardon (C2N-CNRS).