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Institut d'Alembert (FR 3242)

Created in 2002 with the ENS Cachan and CNRS as major sponsors, the d'Alembert Institute (IDA) is a federation of four laboratories representing the basic cornerstone disciplines in the field of molecular photonics and biophotonics (Laboratory of Biology and Applied Pharmacology (LBPA), Quantum and Molecular Photonics Laboratory (LPQM), Supramolecular and Macromolecular Photophysics and Photochemistry (PPSM), Systems and Applications of Information Technologies and Energy Laboratory (SATIE)).
The d'Alembert Institute defines and manages research projects involving fundamental or applied issues pertaining to molecular photonics. Applications are promoted by the sharing of a common knowledge and knowhow substrate in the area ogf lightmolecule interactions and range from information technologies to biotechnologies.
Projects supported by the d'Alembert Institute are targeted towards specific end goals enabled by a network of joint technology based facilities. Effective sharing of competences and facilities in this highly crossdisciplinary domain is a trademark of the Institute.

Zoom on...LabEx NanoSaclay

As an interdisciplinary laboratory of excellence in nanosciences and nanotechnologies, the LabEx NanoSaclay is coordinated by the Scientific Cooperation Foundation (FCS) of Campus Paris-Saclay. LabEx's calling is to make the various establishments collaborate closely enough with each other that they operate like a real laboratory. This is particularly true for NanoSaclay that is supported by the large academic and research institutions of the Campus (CNRS, Paris-Sud and Versailles-Saint-Quentin Universities, CEA, Ecole Polytechnique, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, Supélec, Ecole Centrale Paris, ENS Cachan, ONERA, INRIA, Synchrotron Soleil and also Thalès). This type of partnership within the LabEx is in theory more dynamic than any ANR or European project that would impose national and international associations, sometimes hard to manage, because it encourages dependence on local skills, which are very often excellent.


Scientific news

  • LabEx NanoSaclay Annual Meeting June 11, 2014

    «LabEx NanoSaclay», interdisciplinary laboratory of excellence in Nanosciences and Nanotechonologies on Campus Paris-Saclay, is coordinated by the Scientific Partnership Fundation of Campus Paris-Saclay. It has the support of major research and training institutions located on the Campus

  • Biophysics of large macromolecular assemblies : experiments and simulations October 14, 2013 - October 15, 2013

    The objective of the Workshop Defis is to provide a forum for researchers working in different biophysical fields and in molecular simulation in order to promote close interactions and new advances in this research area.

  • IDA's 10th Birthday May 22, 2012

    D'Alembert Institute (FR3242), created and managed since January 2002 by Prof. Joseph Zyss, celebrates its 10h birthday on May 22nd, 2012, at ENS Cachan (Auditorium Chemla, IDA Building, Level -1).

  • France-Japan Workshop  December 12, 2011 - December 13, 2011

    The aim of this workshop will be to try to discrimimante, from scientific knowledge all the way to societal implications, between facts based on actual demonstrations and understanding, shedding light inasmuch as possible onto the near future, and what pertains to obscuring extrapolations.

Newsletter JULY 2014



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