Université de Bordeaux
LabEx LAPHIACluster of Excellence
Cluster of excellence
Presentation of the project LabEx LAPHIA

Laser & Photonics in Aquitaine


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Conference : Bruce Allen "The direct observation of gravitational waves", 16 may 2018, 10:30 - IOA16/05 : 11h - 12h30Conference : Bruce Allen "The direct observation of gravitational waves", 16 may 2018, 10:30 - IOA
International Day of Light event

For the first International Day of Light, the LAPHIA and the LP2N are pleased to welcome, Dr. Bruce Allen, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) For the first time, starting more than two years ago, the advanced LIGO and Virgo instruments have directly observed gravitational waves. The first signals seen were from the mergers of pairs of massive black holes, and more recently we have also observed the inspiral and merger of two neutron...

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LAUNCH OF THE CALL FOR PROJECTS AAP2018 #2 04/04 - 31/07LAUNCH OF THE CALL FOR PROJECTS AAP2018 #2

The LAPHIA launches its 2nd Call for Proposals 2018 (AAP2018 #2)...

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LAPHIA Post-Doc Position : Femtosecond laser induced Waveguide Bragg Gratings in the VISible range (WBG-VIS) 18/04 - 25/06LAPHIA Post-Doc Position : Femtosecond laser induced Waveguide Bragg Gratings in the VISible range (WBG-VIS)

Duration : 12 months Job statuts :  Junior post-doctoral position...

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LAPHIA Master Internship Position : IMS Laboratory & PSA, summer 2018 20/04 - 01/07LAPHIA Master Internship Position : IMS Laboratory & PSA, summer 2018

Performances and robustness characterization of medium and...

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AAP Education - PhD extension grant08/03AAP Education - PhD extension grant

The Cluster of Excellence LAPHIA has set up a PhD Extension Grant to...

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Laser & Photonics in Aquitaine

Photonics, defined broadly as "the science of the photon", is present in multiple disciplines with a rapidly growing importance in society. It uses photons to understand, probe and modify matter, while designed materials allow the control of light propagation and generation. This discipline is identified in the European R&D roadmaps as one of the most prominent cutting-edge fields in science and technology for the 21st century.

Financed by the Excellence Initiative of the University of Bordeaux, LAPHIA aims to create a consortium around sciences of light – optics, photonics, lasers. The Bordeaux pole in optics is already recognized as leading in several fields: high energy lasers, hot plasmas, laser-matter interaction physics, material science. The Aquitaine Region has brought together buisnesses and research scientists to creat France's biggest regional laser-optics industry.

In this favorable context, LAPHIA aims to federate the whole relevant academic community around coherent and innovative projects in lasers and photonics, while strengthening the links with the CEA. The unique Centre of excellence structure will promote Bordeaux among the most visible centres in Lasers and Photonics at European and international levels, attracting students, researchers and private companies.


Innovate in Laser Science

Making one of the most state-of-the art laser science clusters of the world

The researchers focus their energy on three main research activities with a lot of inter-thematic collaborations covering the sciences of light/matter interactions, imaging and laser technologies, heading to important breakthroughs in eight application domains, from health to energy production.





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