Alain Aspect
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Alain Aspect

ENS Cachan Affiliate Professor in 2014

Physicist, CNRS senior researcher, professor at the Institut d'Optique Graduate School and at École Polytechnique

This title was awarded to Alain Aspect on 26 May 2014 to formalize his strong ties with ENS Cachan.

Alain Aspect is also a member of the Académie des sciences, the Académie des technologies, the U.S. National Academy of Science, and France’s High Council for Science and Technology. 

He is responsible for the material-radiation interaction module of the Master of Nanoscience established in September 2010. This Master's specialization is run jointly by seven institutions of Université Paris-Saclay. 

Alain Aspect, a loyal alumnus of ENS Cachan, has always been happy to teach quantum physics and lasers at his alma mater.

Prestigious awards

"His experiments settled the legendary dispute between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein on the fundamental understanding of atomic physics by demonstrating the fascinating phenomenon of quantum entanglement, which forms the basis of studies on quantum information." 

Alain Aspect has received numerous prestigious awards for his conceptual and experimental contributions to quantum physics, including the Niels Bohr Gold Medal in 2013, the Balzan Prize and OSA's highest award, the Frederic Ives Medal/ Quinn Prize 2013.

ENS Cachan Associate Professor

This honorary title, established in 2013,
fosters the School's reputation by highlighting the involvement of leading academics in the Université Paris-Saclay project, of which ENS Cachan is a founding member.