The Lycurgus cup is one the famous examples demonstrating the amazing optical properties of noble metal nanoparticles. Now with minimum chemistry knowledge, you can synthetize your own gold particles (or buy them directly on line) to realize your own Lycurgus cup.
Image at 90° illumination: the gold particles scatter light with orange color.
Image in transmission: the flask looks almost transparent with slight purple color.
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.