Alain Aspect, Ph.D.

Professor , École Polytechnique
Augustin Fresnel Professor, Institut d'Optique Graduate School
Distinguished researcher emeritus, CNRS Regional Delegation Languedoc-Roussillon

Aspect is an alumnus of ENS Cachan (now ENS Paris-Saclay) and the Université d’Orsay. His research bore on fundamental quantum phenomena with photons (conducted at the Institut d’Optique from 1974 to 1985), laser cooling of atoms (ENS-Collège de France from 1985 to 1993), and quantum atom optics (the Institut d’Optique from 1993 onward). He has received many awards and is a member of several science academies, including the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, the French Academy of Sciences and the Accademia dei Lincei. He is author of a textbook and several online courses on quantum optics.

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