Médaille d'or 2019 : Thomas Ebbesen, physico-chimiste
In 2019, the CNRS gold medal, one of the most prestigious French scientific awards, is awarded to the French-Norwegian physical chemist Thomas Ebbesen. His interdisciplinary work in nanoscience covers areas as diverse as carbon materials science, optics, nanophotonics and molecular chemistry.
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His discoveries have led to technological breakthroughs in optoelectronics, optical communications and biosensors. This professor from the University of Strasbourg was director of the Supramolecular Science and Engineering Institute (ISIS, CNRS/University of Strasbourg) until 2012. He is currently Director of the University of Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Studies (USIAS).