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The LACUS day will take place on February 14, 2018 at EPFL.

There will be a selection of international and LACUS speakers .

More details come once the program is finalized.

Majed Chergui receives the 2015 Earle K.Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics


Majed Chergui with Marsha Lester, editor-in-chief, Journal of Chemical Physics and Samuel Aronson, président of the APS.

Majed Chergui receives the 2015 Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics

“For developing new methods and redefining the boundaries of molecular spectroscopy through extending the temporal and spectral range, and for his pioneering work in ultrafast X-Ray spectroscopy for studies in solution and the solid state.”

Edoardo Baldini receives Best Graduate Student prize


Edoardo Baldini received a 2000 Euro prize as the best graduate student of the Academic Year 2011/2012 in terms of marks, number of months to complete the Master’s Degree and final Master’s Degree mark.

The Master’s Degree was in Electronic Engineering (curriculum of Quantum Electronics and Photonics)  “Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Integrated Structures”. Supervisor: Dr. Ilaria Cristiani of the Quantum Electronics and Nonlinear Optics Laboratory.

Ultrafast Phenomena XVIII in Lausanne!

General Chairs:
Majed Chergui, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Antoinette Taylor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Programme Chairs:
Regina de Vivie-Riedle, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
Steven Cundiff, NIST, USA
Kaoru Yamanouchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

More photographs of the conference:

Majed Chergui winner of Kuwait Prize 2009

Web site Kuwait prize

Professor Majed Chergui awarded a 2010 Humbold Research Award

Humbold Foundation