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GLEAM'15 - Games of Light with Meta-Molecules: Communicating, Sensing and Imaging

In tribute to Joseph Zyss for his contributions to the field

Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2, 2015 - Auditorium Daniel Chemla, Level-1, Building IDA, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan

Recent developments in molecular photonics are increasingly crossing the frontiers between small molecules and nano-objects, between nano-objects and materials, between materials and devices.
Light is now considered, not only as a fantastic probe of a wide range of inorganic, organic and biological structures, but also as an active tool to pattern various objects from the nano- to the macroscopic scales, or to control their physical, chemical and biological properties towards essential applications in the domain or communication or human health.

This Conference will highlight these aspects in a widely pluri-disciplinary spirit where the various topics to be addressed will act as road-crossing nodes between molecular photonics and related activities in chemistry, biology and information technologies.

The main headlines of the Conferences sessions will be focused on Nano-imaging, nano NLO and nanoplasmonics, microcavities, devices and molecular engineering for photonics and biophotonics. Communication will cover a wide range of approaches, from theoretical models to end-user applications.

As a founding-director of both LPQM (1998-2005) and Institut d'Alembert (2002-2013), as well as a pionneer of molecular NLO, this conference is dedicated to Joseph Zyss, who celebrates his 65th birthday this year and becomes an emeritus This conference reflects his vision, and he will share with the audience his views on the current and future evolutions of molecular and bio-photonics.

Conference Topics

-    Nano-imaging, nano-nonlinear optics and nanplasmonics
-    Micro-cavities.
-    Devices for Photonics and Sensing
-    Molecular engineering for Photonics and Biophotonics

Two special sessions will be devoted to (on Monday afternoon June 1st):

-     A round-table on cross-disciplinarity in science and engineering, involving key actors who enabled Joseph Zyss scientific and institutional cross-disciplinary ventures, to be followed by a plenary lecture by Joseph Zyss :
"From Molecules to Metamolecules for photonics and biophotonics"

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Conference Organization

Conference Chairs: Eric Deprez (IDA), Isabelle Ledoux-Rak (LPQM)

Organizing Committee:
David Chauvin (LPQM),  Abdel El Abed (LPQM), Clément Lafargue (LPQM), Joseph Lautru (IDA), Bruno Le Pioufle (SATIE), Véronique Mathet (IDA), Hoang Minh Ngo (LPQM), Chi-Thanh Nguyen (LPQM), Aurélia Olivier-Kaiser (LPQM), Bruno Palpant (LPQM), Bianca Sclavi (LBPA), Marjolaine Vernier (IDA), Joseph Zyss (LPQM)


The conference secretariat will be happy to assist participants in finding accommodation at walking distance from the Cachan Campus. Please contact:

  • Brigitte Dudon (IDA)
+33 (0)1 47 40 21 47
  • Ginette Puyhaubert (LPQM)
+33 (0)1 47 40 55 65



Registration compulsary and free before May 24, 2015


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Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan
Auditorium Daniel Chemla, Institut d'Alembert
61 avenue du Président Wilson 94230 Cachan - France


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This work is also supported by "Investissements d'Avenir" LabEx LaSIPS, NanoSaclay and PALM.