Mr S., the newly elected French president, publicly affirms that paedophilia and suicide are genetically determined.
A positive point is that we no more feel ashamed for our president’s irrelevant opinions.
Nevertheless, the next five years are going to be tough.
From Nature vol. 446, p 854 (19th April 2007) :
See also the recent post in “Sauvons la Recherche” http://recherche-en-danger.apinc.org/spip.php?article1584
After the Born & Wolf “Principles of Optics”, here is the “Principles of Nano-optics”, a very well-written textbook reviewing many aspects of nanophotonics by Lukas Novotny and Bert Hecht. Highly recommended !!
Click here to read the table of contents and the introduction (courtesy of amazon.fr)
Drilling holes of nanometric dimensions in a metal film is a way conceptually simple to realize new nanophotonic components. In spite of its visible simplicity, a hole drilled in an opaque screen still inspires new perspectives of applications.
In a review published in Nature, Cyriaque Genet and Thomas Ebbesen (Institut de Science and Ingenierie Supramoleculaires, Louis Pasteur
The field of application of these structures is very wide, and is approached through certain specific examples. In opto-electronics, they improve the extraction of light of electroluminescent diodes and allow the development of ultrafast miniaturized silicon detectors. Biochemistry is another major domain of applications, notably through the detection of individual fluorescent molecules and enhanced infrared vibrational spectroscopy."Light in tiny holes"; Cyriaque Genet et Thomas W. Ebbesen, Nature 445, 39-46 (2007).