The Université de Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse (France) received the visit of the French Nobel Laureate Serge Haroche on 10 June 2016. During his visit, Prof. Haroche gave a lecture as the final event of the European project LIGHT2015, a project coordinated by the European Physical Society that have organized around 120 events in 30 European countries during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).
Serge Haroche, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with David J. Wineland in 2012 for “ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems. He gave a lecture that was attended by over 300 people. S. Haroche’s talk discussed how quantum physics was born from fundamental questions about light and served to close the IYL 2015 activities in Mulhouse. Christine Gangloff-Ziegler , the president of the Université de Haute-Alsace welcomed all of the participants and thanked Prof. Haroche. Prior to the event, representatives from the Physics Department of the Université de Haute-Alsace showed Prof. Haroche their facilities.
The lecture was the closing event of the LIGHT2015 project, which run from 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2016 and was funded by the European Commission H2020 programme. The project organized activities during IYL 2015 to promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs, members of the industry and the general public in Europe during the IYL 2015.
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- Website: www.europe.light2015.org
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