Since the beginning of June, we welcome Petru Ghenuche (Romania) and Victor Grigoriev (Belarus). Both join as postdoc researchers on the ERC project. Petru will work on experimental nanophotonics and Victor will focus on theoretical and numerical simulations.
Jerome Wenger will defend his "Habilitation à diriger des recherches" on June 05th, Rouard's amphitheater 01:15PM. For those unfamiliar with the French university system, the Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR) is a sort of super-PhD. Obsolete and administratively required.
To make it short: I didn't pay anything to the editor, the editor did a great job (positive feedback), I don't get any money from that, and apart from the cover and back pages, the document is identical to my PhD thesis which can be freely downloaded via the CCSD website.