New Chair for Quantum Electronics and Optics Division

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Luc Bergé
Luc Bergé

Luc Bergé, Director of Research and laboratory head at the French Atomic Energy Commission [CEA] has been elected the new chair of the European Physical Society‘s Quantum Electronics and Optics Division [QEOD], succeeding Professor Markus Pollnau from the University of Twente who has successfully overseen the division’s activities for the last two years.

Dr. Bergé is a theoretical physicist with particular expertise in numerical studies of intense light propagation such as laser filamentation and computational nonlinear optics. As Chair of the QEOD, he will coordinate the division’s conference and prize activities, as well as promote interactions with other international societies and partners as the International Year of Light progresses.

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