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SPP3 conference (off)

25 Juin 2007 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

When wine tasting meets plasmonics…

French elections

11 Mai 2007 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

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

Introducing Emeline Wenger-Lehnert

3 Avril 2007 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

I’ve been quite away from the blog (and the lab!) during the last few days…

My daughter Emeline was born March 17th. She’s discovering pretty well her new world, as I am learning my new job of being father.

Boost your experimental research work

3 Février 2007 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

To get the experiments work properly, of course, much time has to be spent, much care has to be taken, BUT this is (generally) not enough.

There is a third point, which each expert knows, but mostly no one discusses about : the Experiment’s God needs to be satisfied. And to have Him in good mood, presents and gifts must be offered. Then, adding sweat and carefulness, the experiment will work for sure ;o)

Here is a picture of the presents to the Experiment’s God in Marseille :


And the proof that other groups know about it (© Jorge Cham):

Dark Side of the Lab

12 Janvier 2007 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

Some other views of the experimental setup, but in the dark !

Laser powers are about 10mW, camera integration time is 3s.


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