Month: June 2019
15th of July 2019 (Villetaneuse) – PhD defense of Dang Bao An TRAN
Dang Bao An TRAN will defend his thesis on 15th of July 2019 at 10:30 am on the subject “Widely tunable and SI-traceable frequency-comb-stabilised mid-infrared quantum cascade laser: application to high precision spectroscopic measurements of polyatomic molecules”, realized at LPL, under the direction of Anne Amy-Klein and Benoît Darquié.
The defense will take place in Copernic Amphitheatre – Institut Galilée, Université Paris 13 (access).
The defense will be in English.
HDR defense of Rémi Geiger the 28th of June, 2019 at Observatoire de Paris
Rémi GEIGER will defend his “habilitation à diriger des recherches” on 28th June 2019 at 2:00 pm on the subject “Atom interferometry: from fundamental physics to precision inertial measurements”.
The defense will take place at Observatoire de Paris (77 av. Denfert-Rochereau, Paris 14ème) in Salle Cassini, Bâtiment Perrault.
Interferometry with matter waves dates back to the first ages of quantum mechanics as the concept of matter waves played a key role in the development of the quantum theory. Performing interference experiments with various types of matter-waves has driven the efforts of several communities working with electrons, neutrons, atoms, molecules, or anti-matter. The field of atom interferometry has developed rapidly within the atomic physics community and even more since the advent of laser cooling techniques in the 1980s, which offers a high level of control. Cold-atom interferometers are nowadays studied by more than 40 research laboratories in the world and developed in several companies. They address a large panel of applications in tests of fundamental physics, metrology, geosciences, inertial navigation or gravitational wave astronomy. In this presentation, I will describe some of my research projects related to the measurements of gravitational and inertial effects with cold-atom interferometers within the atom interferometry and inertial sensor team of SYRTE at Paris Observatory.