Thesis defense of Paul Dumont on Dec. 8th, 2016, at 13:30, Institut d’Optique, Palaiseau

Paul Dumont will defend his thesis on Dec. 8th, 2016 at 13:30, Institut d’Oprique (Palaiseau) on the subject “Dual-frequency optically-pumped semiconductor laser for atomic clocks based on coherent population trapping of cesium atoms”. This work has been realized at LCF – Laboratoire Charles Fabry under the supervision of Gaelle Lucas-Leclin and Patrick Georges. This thesis has been co-funded by FIRST-TF.

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Ariane 5 launch with 4 Galileo satellites on board on 17th November 2016 at 14:06 (Paris time)

Ariane 5 ES (VA 233) will be launched with 4 GALILEO satellites on-board. These 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th satellites have been named Antonianna, Lisa, Kimberley, et Tijmen, following a competition organized by the European Commission to give the opportunity to the children winners of the contest to give their name to GALILEO components. The launch can be followed in real time at the address:
The webcast start time will be in 2 parts: 13:46 to 14:30, then 17:30 to 18:30 (Paris time)

Workshop du GDR-AF/IFRAF – Cold Atoms and Quantum Technologies – AFTQ 16

The workshop is jointly organized by the GdR Atomes Froids and IFRAF – Institut Francilien pour la Recherche sur les Atomes Froids. Confirmed invited speakers include P. Bouyer, A. Browaeys, J. Dalibard, M. Greiner, C. Klempt, J. Lodewyck, A. Rauschenbeutel and J. Ye.

Registration is free, but please register quickly so that we know how many visitors to expect, calibrate the lunch buffet etc. The deadline for registration is Friday, November 25.

There will be a poster session, for which contributions are welcome. As space is limited, we suggest to limit to one poster per team.

Registration and poster submission:

Looking forward to seeing you on December 02,

Robin Kaiser
Michèle Leduc
Jakob Reichel