Nobel laureate Gérard Mourou to visit MINATEC

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Published : 1 October 2019

Dr. Gérard Mourou, who is a Professor Emeritus at the prestigious École Polytechnique and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018 (with two other scientists)*, will come to MINATEC to meet with Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma students on Wednesday, October 16 during a two-day visit to Grenoble. First, he will meet with students in the Masters in Photonics and Semiconductors program, where he will very likely talk about the Nobel-worthy method he helped develop for generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses. Next, he will speak to the entire first-year class and a cohort of 90 Grenoble-Alps University students.

A native of Albertville and former student at Grenoble University himself, Dr. Mourou will return to his old campus in Saint Martin d’Hères to give a talk at the Weil Auditorium from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the eve of his visit to MINATEC.


*with Arthur Ashkin (United States) and his former PhD student Donna Strickland (Canada)



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