CNRS Gold Medal for Thomas Ebbesen

  • ChemPubSoc Europe Logo
  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 24 October 2019
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
thumbnail image: CNRS Gold Medal for Thomas Ebbesen

The CNRS Gold Medal for 2019 from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, has been awarded to Thomas Ebbesen, University of Strasbourg, France. His research focuses on light-matter interactions, and his interests include plasmonics, the optical control of particle flow, and the use of chiral optical forces.


The award was presented during a ceremony celebrating 80 years of the CNRS in Paris, France, on October 24, 2019. The medal is one of France’s most prestigious scientific awards and honors researchers who have made exceptional contributions to the vitality and reputation of French research.


Thomas Ebbesen, born in 1954 in Oslo, Norway, studied chemistry at Oberlin College, OH, USA, and received his Ph.D. from Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France, in 1980. He worked at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, IN, USA, at the NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories in Tsukuba, Japan, and at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, NJ, USA. He became a Professor at the University of Strasbourg in 1999. Thomas Ebbesen is currently the Head of the Center for Frontier Research in Chemistry in Strasbourg and Director of the Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies.


Among other honors, Ebbesen has received the 2014 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience for his contributions to nano-optics, and the Grand Prix 2018 de la Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie for his or his work on the interaction of synthetic compounds with light. He is a Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and a Foreign Member of the French Academy of Science.


Selected Publications


Also of Interest

 

Article Views: 633

Sign in Area

Please sign in below

Additional Sign In options

Please note that to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.
Registration is for free, you may already be registered to receive, e.g., the newsletter. When you register on this website, please ensure you view our terms and conditions. All comments are subject to moderation.

Article Comments - To add a comment please sign in

Bookmark and Share

If you would like to reuse any content, in print or online, from ChemistryViews.org, please contact us first for permission. more


CONNECT:

ChemistryViews.org on Facebook

ChemistryViews.org on Twitter ChemistryViews.org on YouTube ChemistryViews.org on LinkedIn Sign up for our free newsletter


A product of ChemPubSoc Europe (16 European Chemical Societies)and Wiley-VCH