Three Université Côte d'Azur students meet Nobel Prize winners

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Published on June 26, 2024 Updated on June 26, 2024

on the June 20, 2024

Prix nobel
Prix nobel

From June 30 to July 5, 2024, students from Université Côte d'Azur and Université de Strasbourg will be taking part in the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Launched in 1951, this meeting aims to create a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary and multicultural forum for discussion.

650 young scientists from around the world

Devoted this year to physics, the meeting, which welcomes 650 young scientists from all over the world around 30 Nobel Prize laureates, is organized around three main themes:
- Quantum physics and technologies
- Physics-based solutions to the energy challenge
- Artificial intelligence in physics

Among the laureates present are some of our greatest scientists, such as Anne l'Huillier (laureate 2023), Alain Aspect (laureate 2022), Gérard A. Mourou (winner 2018) and Serge Haroche (winner 2012), a regular at the Lindau meeting.

After several years without French participation, Udice, the network of France's ten research-intensive universities, coordinated a recruitment campaign that led to the awarding of the prize. a recruitment campaign that resulted in the selection of 6 students and young researchers from Université Côte d'Azur and Université de Strasbourg.
On arrival, they will be welcomed by the French Embassy in Germany and accompanied by the Science and Technology Counsellor.

For the Université Côte d'Azur, the selected candidates, all attached tothe SPECTRUM University Research School specializing in Fundamental Sciences and Engineering, are :
  • Shanika Galaudage, post-doctoral fellow at the Lagrange laboratory (Université Côte d'Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS)
  • David Paulovics, doctoral student at the Institut de Physique de Nice (Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS)
  • Kyrylo Ostrovskyi, student in the "Fragrances and Fine Chemistry" Research Master's program.
Supporting such an initiative was an obvious choice for the Initiative d'Excellence and the SPECTRUM University Research School of Université Côte d'Azur as part of the UniCA-GS project (SFRI - France 2030) and for the IdEx and STRAT'US project (SFRI - France 2030) at the University of Strasbourg. First and foremost, the institutions can be proud to be represented by bright, multicultural young people committed to science. But this initiative also reflects the two universities' commitment to attracting the best talent from around the world by offering excellent training through science, and unique and motivating opportunities for students and young researchers in the community.

Echoing the Year of Physics

On a national level, the theme echoes the Year of Physics launched in October by the French Ministry of Education and Youth.ducation nationale et de la Jeunesse, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France Universités and the Société Française de Physique. This nationwide initiative aims to raise awareness of physics research among a broad public. It targets schools, teachers and students from primary to high school, as well as the general public, by proposing science activities with and for society. Numerous events are organized, including conferences and debates, visits to laboratories, exhibitions, meetings with scientists, and the provision of books and comic strips accessible to all.