The emission of the first laser flash, fifty years ago in 2010, marked a real breakthrough in the field of optics.
For the first time concentrated, orderly light existed which was unlike any other light. Every year since then, researchers have been striving to find new ways of ordering light in space, time or colour while developing new uses for laser light.
Lasers can be found in almost every CNRS laboratory in fields ranging from biology to the human sciences via chemistry, sustainable development and of course physics. Find out how laser light has become indispensable 50 years after its invention for measuring, analyzing or altering matter and for communication purposes.
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The exhibitions can be complemented by a selection of films recommended by our scientific mediation officer.