Université de Bordeaux
LabEx LAPHIACluster of Excellence
Cluster of excellence

EXOLAS interactions01/07 : 08h25 - 12h45Workshop _Collaborative project EXOLAS_July 1st, 2016

In the framework of the collaborative project EXOLAS* (LAPHIA - IdEX Bordeaux), a 1st workshop on is organized on July 1st, 2016.

[ read more ]
Share on   

Doing a PhD is already awesome!! So what if I had the opportunity to do a double PhD between two amazing countries separated by the Atlantic Ocean by around 5 000 Km overseas. For some, living in two different countries is not in their comfort zone, but for me, this is one of the best adventures of my life and I do highly recommend it for anyone who loves adventure and challenges. It is one of the best experiences ever, where you can develop more your personality, your professional network and your social life. Living between France and Québec, where you experience different cultures, different ways of life, different ways of work and different people is just unbelievable. In addition to that, taking advantage of the professional expertise, the versatile equipment’s and way of thinking of the two countries is priceless in my opinion. To sum it, the combination of these two universities offers me the best student/researcher campus ever.

Alain Abou Khalil
PhD student between 
CELIA-Bordeaux University (Fr) & COPL- Laval University (Ca)


Native from Montréal, Québec, I did a standard schooling, from primary school to a master in AMO physics. After my master, animated by a passion for science and the desire to discover new horizons, I wanted to move from my native homeland for my Ph.D. thesis. After few visits of different physics lab on the old continent, I’ve chosen to move to Bordeaux, France. Having felt some great chemistry, on a human point of view as well as on a scientific point of view, when I’ve met people from the attosecond physics group of Bordeaux, I thought it would be a perfect context for a joint Ph.D. thesis with my university in Québec (INRS). Since I joined the Harmonics group of CELIA lab, the intellectual stimulation is at its highest peak. Being help on a day to day basis by a team of leading expert in the field, I also have a huge liberty to test my idea in the lab, which is a great pleasure for a young student-researcher. I also have to say that Bordeaux is an amazing city: its underground music scene, the outdoor market of Place St-Michel, the associative life as well as the great pleasure of biking in the city, all year long (which is impossible with the cold weather and the snow in Canada…). 

Samuel Beaulieu

PhD Student between INRS (Ca) and CELIA - Université de Bordeaux (Fr)

SEMINAR LAPHIA_FABIEN SORIN_June 8, 201608/06 : 13h15 - 14h15SEMINAR LAPHIA_FABIEN SORIN_June 8, 2016

As part of the Cluster LAPHIA seminars (IdEx Bordeaux), Pr Fabien Sorin (EPFL - Lausanne) will present his research on "Novel fabrication approaches of nanostructured photonic systems within one-dimensional fibers and two-dimensional large- area flexible substrates".

[ read more ]
Share on   
Nouvel Observateur : édition régionale - Mars, 2014 LAPHIA renforce la recherche dans le domaine des lasers et de la photonique