Edouard Branly in his office, circa 1932
80 years later... JW in Edouard Branly's office, after the Branly prize award.
See the funny detail in the painting by Branly's daughter, you can see Branly taking Zeus lightnings
Edouard Branly's intruments have been collected in his old laboratory and office, which is now a small museum located in the Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris ISEP. If you pass by, the visit is interesting, especially the Faraday's cage room all covered by copper.
In late 2012, several job offers in nano-optics and biophotonics were posted. See the call webpage here. Several positions have been filled now, I am delighted to welcome new young scientists in the coming weeks.
Positions still open:
Key benefits from Fresnel - Marseille:
* ambitious innovative research, projects were selected by most prestigious national and european grants.
* state-of-the-art equipment resources & know-how
* close mentorship from a senior CNRS researcher
* long-term career visibility, contracts have several years duration
* full social advantages from being employed by French CNRS
* South France quality of life: sun, see, mountains & food
One of the ultimate challenges in biology is to understand the relationship between the structure, function and dynamics of biomolecules in their natural environment: the living cell. The goal of NANO-VISTA is to exploit novel concepts of photonic antennas to develop a new generation of bionanophotonic tools for ultrasensitive detection, nanoimaging and nanospectroscopy of biomolecules, both in-vitro and in living cells.The NANO-VISTA project, started on November 2011 is funded by the European Commission’s 7th research Framework programme. See the official NanoVista website.
The Branly prize is designed in memory of Edouard Branly to highlight a young researcher working on waves and their applications. It is currently managed by the Edouard Branly association, the French Society of Physics SFP, the French Society of Optics SFO, and the French Society of Electricity and Electronics SEE grouped into the consortium of scientific societies F2S. More details on this webpage.