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  • Academic Pride

    13 mai 2008 ( #Fancy lab ) Very interesting : this skinny forearm bears strong ressemblance to mine...

  • Photonics Spectra highlights the observation of nanojets

    26 août 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    See the paper by Lynn Savage in the July issue on the recent work of “Patrick Ferrand and colleagues at the Fresnel Institute” :

  • France / CNRS ranking

    12 septembre 2008 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Back to the source… Taken from ISI Web of Knowledge , here are the latest ranking for France and CNRS in physics. If we just compare the total number of papers published, the froggies are not performing too bad, contrarily to what our government seems...

  • Mosaic Group Picture

    21 octobre 2008 ( #Fancy lab )

    Fluorescence image of a live cell under ultrashort laser light focused by a latex microsphere

  • Science festival demonstrations

    28 novembre 2008 ( #Fancy lab )

    Back from last week’s science festival in downtown Marseille, where we had a quite nice success in presenting optics. The photos can be seen at :

  • Press : Getting good results at a bargain basement price

    22 décembre 2008 ( #Recent research work )

    Biophotonics International speaks about our research ! See the full article at :

  • Happy winter break with Les Wampas !!!

    22 décembre 2008 ( #Fancy lab )

    Tribute to Les Wampas :

  • Sauvons le CNRS

    27 janvier 2009 ( #Fancy lab )

  • L'université s'arrête

    30 janvier 2009 ( #Fancy lab )

    Lire l'appel ici

  • Just block it : Yes we can !

    05 février 2009 ( #Fancy lab )

    As decided by a large majority of university staff and students, the campus on St Jerome will be blocked one day per week, starting Monday Feb 09. This shall last as long as the government does not give any answer to our claims concerning status, CNRS...

  • 11 weeks after…

    17 avril 2009 ( #Fancy lab )

    Still nothing concrete. That’s not really surprising, the thing that amazes me is that the movement is still alive. See the excellent work of Sylvestre Huet on his blog :

  • 12th Carl Zeiss sponsored workshop on FCS

    11 mai 2009 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    We are pleased to organize the next Carl Zeiss sponsored workshop on fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and related methods. The workshop will take place at Cargese (Corsica, France) from October 12th – 16th 2009. Check the workshop website for more...

  • MOSAIC webpage updated

    08 juin 2009 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    Check out our new MOSAIC group webpage, numerous new materials have been added & updated. >>>

  • Photonic nanojets highlighted

    15 juin 2009 ( #Recent research work )

    The CNRS Institute of Information and Engineering Sciences and Technologies (INST2I) has highlighted our recent work on photonic nanojets and their use for single molecule detection. Read more (sorry French only) at :

  • Advertisement on blog

    21 octobre 2009 ( #Recent research work )

    [Edit] So just posting again was enough to remove these nasty ads floating around on my blog. Sorry for that inconvenience, and also for not posting during a while. I was quite busy with some kind of scientific Euromillion for young researchers

  • Summer School on Plasmonics 2009

    28 octobre 2009 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    The summer school on plasmonics (SSOP 2009) was held during September 13th-17th on Porquerolles Island. Thanks to all 123 participants for having made this school a very stimulating scientific event. The lectures given there are now posted on the SSOP...

  • 12th Carl Zeiss workshop on FCS

    02 novembre 2009 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    The workshop on FCS and related methods was held during October 12th-16th at Cargese (Corsica). Thanks to all 68 attendees for making it an active workshop. Pictures and final abstract book are available through the website

  • Over 10,000 visits !

    15 février 2010 ( #Fancy lab )

    During its three-years existence, this blog has received over 10,000 visits, more than 26,000 pages have been viewed. I'm not sure that anybody got an answer to his/her questions; at least, people reading this blog will get some idea about what I spend...

  • JMC12 : nanophotonics nano-symposium

    19 mars 2010 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    During the next national conference on condensed matter, I will be co-organizer of a "mini-colloque" devoted to nano-optics. See the conference webpage, and the mini-colloque n°8.

  • CNRS INSIS Highlights 2010

    21 avril 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    Our endoscope system to detect and analyse single molecule fluorescence has recently been highlighted by the CNRS Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences. See the article here. (French only, sorry). Another description (in English) can be found...

  • This month in Micscape

    21 avril 2010 ( #Fancy lab )

    My recent Micscape article focuses on the Wild Heerbrugg M20 microscope's binocular head and its effects on imaging. In my opinion, the M20 is simply the best stand for amateur microscopy, balancing optical quality, cost, and size.

  • Next conference : Gordon's GRC Plasmonics

    21 mai 2010 ( #Recent research work )

    Meet me at this conference : Plasmonics / The Science And Engineering Of Nanoscale Optics, June 13-18, 2010 Colby College, Waterville, ME.

  • JMC12 : nanophotonics nano-symposium

    30 juin 2010 ( #Nanophotonics pick )

    The programme for the "minicolloque" #8 on the photonic properties of nano-objects is available. Check the conference website or see the images below.

  • Still in the lab ? Enjoy the Nano Girls clip !

    19 juillet 2010 ( #Fancy lab )

    This is going to be THE summer hit ! You may share/leave a comment via the link on ACS nanotation. I also found this video illustration for this fantastic pick up line: "You look like a Sigma-Aldrich girl".

  • Introducing Thibault Wenger--Lehnert

    28 août 2010 ( #Fancy lab )

    I'm very glad to announce the birth of my son Thibault on August 24th 2010. He's already a charming person.

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