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Jerome Wenger receives the Branly Prize 2011

3 Février 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Nanophotonics pick

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.

Nanophotonics job updates

31 Janvier 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Nanophotonics pick

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:

PhD position NanoVista : Nanophotonics inside CMOS biosensors

Contractual researcher ExtendFRET : Förster resonance energy transfer & surface chemistry

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


Positions filled:

DONE PhD ExtendFRET : Extended fluorescence energy transfer with nanophotonics

DONE PhD Twins : Theoretical / numerical research in plasmonics and optical antennas

DONE PostDoc ExtendFRET : Plasmonic circuits design & simulations

DONE PostDoc Twins : Design of optical antennas for enhancing light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale

DONE PostDoc NanoVista : Enhanced detection of single fluorescent molecules with plasmonic antennas

You know what? JW is ACS-certified!

30 Janvier 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

There were ISO900X, CE compliance, now there is "ACS certification".

I got that "diploma" in my mailbox yesterday, as many of my peers I presume... Waoooooouh


NanoVista project: photonic antennas for biology

25 Janvier 2012 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Recent research work

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.


Jerome Wenger is awarded the Branly Prize 2011

16 Novembre 2011 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

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.