From Quantum Mechanics to Atom-Photon Interaction – IPA dinner meeting with a Nobel laureate as Chief Guest Speaker

Event Date & Time

February 22, 2015 – 7:00 PM


Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Event Details

Speaker’s Profile & Event Description
Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji earned his Ph.D. with Professors Alfred Kastler and Jean Brossel in 1962 at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He taught at the University of Paris until 1973 before joining the Collège de France as Professsor of Atomic and Molecular Physics. Apart from being a member of the French Academy of Sciences, he is also an Associate of several renowned foreign academies in the US, Russia, Belgium, Italy, India, Brazil, including the Pontifical Academy.

His numerous distinctions include the Ampère Prize of the Académie des Sciences, the Thomas Young Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics, a Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society, the Charles Townes Award of the Optical Society of America, the Matteucci Medal of the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, the Harvey Prize in Science and Technology of the Technion Israël Institute of Technology, the Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physical Society, the Gold Medal of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics with William Phillips and Steven Chu for his work on the cooling and trapping of atoms with laser beams.

IPA is deeply honoured to be addressed by this great scientist and a humanist with a stellar record. Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji will talk about his work relating to electromagnetic interactions and their role in low energy physics and its resulting applications. As a measure of generosity, he will deliver his speech in “layman’s” language for the general audience.

Participation Fee

28 € for Dinner. IPA members can use coupons if applicable


RESTAURANT Mustang, 3 rue de la Tombe Issoire, 75014 Paris


Metro: Saint Jacques

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