CEA researcher appointed head of French Optics Society (SFO)
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Published : 3 February 2014
CEA-Leti researcher Jean-Jacques Aubert was appointed President of the French Optics Society (Société française d’optique, or SFO) in September 2013. This learned society brings together optics and photonics researchers and other professionals from across France. The appointment is a first for the CEA, which is very active in the organization.
The SFO’s mission is to promote optics as a scientific discipline and driver of technological innovation and to provide its members—researchers, professionals from the world of industry, and representatives of major institutions—with strategic information and networking opportunities. The SFO also liaises with government agencies, weighing in on policy issues like the future of optics programs in France’s schools and the restructuring of AERES, the government agency that assesses France’s research and higher education programs.