International Summer School "Nanosciences Ile-de-France" 2016

In 2016, C’Nano IdF organize the 10th edition of International Summer School "Nanosciences Ile-de-France". The registrations are open for researcher and Phd Students.

International Summer School "Nanosciences Ile-de-France"
June 19th - 24th 2016
Country Club d’Etiolles

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The week is organized around lectures, seminars and time reserved for scientific discussion focusing on the interaction between teachers and students.

Each year, the strengths shown by the school are:

  • The appreciation of the rich scientific program and the scientific excellence of speakers
  • The interdisciplinary (physics, chemistry, biology, economics, ethics, toxicology ... all areas of nanoscience are presented)
  • Interactions conducted through various formats (conferences and workshops, Open talk, debates and poster sessions)

Registrations :

  • Fill the Application form (file below) and send it to Romain DELECOUR
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  • Your pre-registration will be validated after approval of the organizing committee
  • You will be inform by e-mail to validate your pre-registration to make payment.

Registration deadline : June 1st, 2016

Registrationfee is 250€ HT for all participants.
(The registration fee includes the full stay with accommodation, meals, training)

Program :

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Invited speakers :

Albert FERT (Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, FR)

Nobel Prize in Physics

Albert Fert is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is emeritus Professor at the University Paris Sud -Orsay. He performs his research at the Joint Physics CNRS/Thales Unit that he was a founder in 1995.
Albert Fert was a pioneer of magnetic nanostructures studies. In 1988, in collaboration with the laboratory of Thomson CSF, he discovered the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) phenomenon and got for this discovery the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2007.
The discovery of GMR has given kick off a new field of physics, the spintronics, based on the electronic control of spin currents, which has many applications nowadays.

Sophie BRASSELET (Institut Fresnel - MOSAIC group, FR)

Dr. Sophie Brasselet pioneered the development of linear and nonlinear polarimetry to study the three-dimensional organization of optically active molecules. In particular, her group uses a combination of fluorescence and coherent nonlinear microscopies to recover crystal symmetries in nanoparticles or the local conformation of biopolymers in living cells. Using super-resolution microscopy, she has recently adapted this technique to infer the orientational order of biological filaments at the nanoscale. In 2016, she was awarded the CNRS silver medal.

Jonathan FINLEY (Walter Schottky Institut, Technische Universtat Munchen, DE)

André GOURDON (Centre d’Élaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales, FR)

André Gourdon is engineer from the ENSCP (Paris, 1975). After a PhD in chemistry in 1978 and a post-doc in Oxford (MLH Green’s lab), he got a permanent position in 1981 as a CNRS Research Assistant and obtained a PhD in Physical Sciences (Doctorat d’Etat) in 1986. He then moved to the CEMES, Toulouse, France, in 1989 and became Research Director in 1999 in the NanoSciences Group (GNS-CEMES). His research interests include the design and synthesis of molecular devices for single molecule experiments and molecular electronics, and for molecular self-assembly on surfaces.

Xavier GUCHET (Université Paris 1, FR)

After a thesis on the philosophical implications of the technical development concept, Xavier Guchet has associated constantly philosophical reflection and field surveys and participated in several collaborative researches with sociologists. His research focused on various automation processes. He first became interested in the automation of air traffic control (Look project, EUROCONTROL, 2001). He was later associated with three researches on the implementation of biometric identification devices, i) in schools and airports (Biolab project, INT, 2003-2004), ii) as part of an experiment on biometrification Schengen visas, which led him to conduct observations and interviews with consular officials and border police officers (Biodev project, INT, 2005-2006), iii) and finally, as part of a mobile biometric control system project to police border (vinsi project, INT, 2006).

Xavier Guchet dedicates since 2006 to the philosophical issues of nanotechnology. He participated in Bionanoethic ANR program (2006-2008) and coordinated the ANR Nano2e program (2010-2012) dedicated to crossover study of epistemological and ethical aspects of nanotechnology. He co-organized between 2007 and 2009 a seminar on nanotechnology as part of the Institute for Research and Innovation (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris).
It also dedicates several years to researching the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon. For several years too, Xavier Guchet is interested in Personalized Medicine and its epistemological and ethical issues. Today, this is the heart of his work and of most of its publications.

Bernard HUMBERT (Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, FR)

Yamuna KRISHNAN (The University of Chicago, US)

One promising strategy to adress the complexity of biological systems is a bottom-up approach: rebuilding the functional modules by a step by step process. We put our main emphasis on the understanding of the physical principals underlying the structure formation and the resulting mechanics of the cytoskeletal networks. Often, it turns out that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Enrique ORTEGA (Nanophysics Lab San Sebastián, SP)

Enrique Ortega (San Sebastian, Spain, 1963) got his Bachelor (1986) and Ph. D. (1990) in Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Afterwards, he subecame post-doc at the IBM Yorktown Heights Research Center in New York (1991-1993), junior researcher at the University of Madrid (1993-1995), and tenure track at the University of the Basque Country, where he became (2003-) full Professor of Applied Physics.

Enrique Ortega is an experimentalist working on the synthesis of nanostructures of varied nature and their microscopic and spectroscopic characterization. His technical expertise encompasses all electron spectroscopies and synchrotron radiation. Ortega became known during the 90s for his seminal works on metallic quantum wells. He has later pioneered the study of electronic states of stepped metal surfaces, and, very recently, he is paving the way to the use of curved crystals as platforms for the exploration of physical-chemical phenomena linked to atomic steps.

He has coauthored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, many of them in highly-ranked journals. He has supervised 10 PhD students and 15 postdoctoral researchers, among them 3 Marie Curie post-docs. He has offered 56 invited seminars in Universities/Research centers, 34 invited/plenary talks in international conferences and workshops, and has led 23 research projects at national and international levels.

Elen STOKES (Université de Cardiff, UK)

Her research explores the ways in which the law mediates and manages risks and scientific uncertainties, particularly those associated with new technologies. Recent work of hers looks at the notion that emerging technologies tend to be born into an inherited regulatory environment, becoming subject not only to the scope and content of existing regulations but also to their operational, institutional and behavioural features. Elen Stokes is interested in the consequences of applying pre-existing measures to rapidly evolving fields, such as nanotechnology and synthetic biology.

Dominique VUILLAUME ( Institut d’Electronique de Microelectronique et de Nanotechnologie, FR)

Dominique Vuillaume was born in 1956. He received the Electronics Engineer degree from the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique du Nord, Lille, France, 1981 and the PhD degree and Habilitation diploma in solid-state physics, from the University of Lille, France in 1984 and 1992, respectively. He is research director at CNRS (centre national de la recherche scientifique) and he works at the Institute for Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), University of Lille. He created and he is head of the « Molecular Nanostructures & Devices » research group at IEMN. His research interests (1982-1992) covered physics and characterization of point defects in semiconductors and MIS devices, physics and reliability of thin insulating films, hot-carrier effects in MOSFET’s. Since 1992, he has been engaged in the field of Molecular Electronics. His current research concerns: - design and characterization of molecular and nanoscale electronic devices, - elucidation of fundamental electronic properties of these molecular and nanoscale devices, - study of functional molecular devices and integrated molecular systems, - exploration of new computing paradigms using molecules and nanostructures. He is the author or co-author of 160 scientific (peer-reviewed) papers in these fields. He was scientific advisor for industrial companies (Bull R&D center) and he is currently scientific advisor for the CEA "Chimtronique" research program.

Working environment :

You will be welcomed and accommodated in a double room at the Country Club of Etiolles. The village consists of bungalow, colonial architecture, with rooms overlooking the golf course and the forest of Senart. Lectures and poster sessions will be held in the seminar dedicated space.

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