LKB - Quantum fluctuation and relativity

Lambrecht Astrid

Lambrecht Astrid

Directrice de recherche CNRS

Research : Quantum Fluctuations and Relativity

Phone: +33 1 44 27 51 53

At CNRS Headquarters :
Directrice adjointe scientifique de l’INP/CNRS (Institut de Physique du CNRS)

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Research

  • Casimir physics and fluctuation induced phenomena
  • Physics of nano systems out of thermal equilibrium
  • Decoherence and gravitation
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum measurements in space-time

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Public outreach

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- “Shaping the void”, Nature 454, 836 (2008)
- “Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Moderne Physik” , Beck Verlag, September 2008
- “Un superatome pour mesurer l’énergie du vide”, Interview in La Recherche 391, (2005)
- “Das Vakuum kommt zu Kräften: der Casimir Effekt”, Physik in unserer Zeit 2/05, 85 (2005)
- “La force qui vient du vide”, La Recherche 376, 48 (2004)
- “The Casimir effect: a force from nothing”, Physics World 15, 29 (2002)
- “Interferenz zwischen zwei Bose-Einstein-Kondensaten”, Physik in unserer Zeit 2/97, 88 (1997)
- “Secouer le vide pour créer de la lumière”, La Recherche 295, 40 (1997)
- “Identitätsverlust mit Folgen: vom Quantengas zur Bose-Einstein-Kondensation”, Physik in unserer Zeit 5/96, 200 (1996)

Curriculum Vitae

German citizenship, married, 4 children

CNRS Director of Research

Deputy Director of Kastler Brossel Laboratory

Education

- Habilitation in physics, University Paris 6 (2002)
- Post-doctoral fellow with T.W. Hänsch, Max Planck Institute Garching (1996)
- PhD in quantum physics at University Paris 6, France (1995)
- Physics diploma degree at Essen University, Germany (1992)
- Pre-doctoral fellow at Imperial College London, Great Britain (1991)
- Study of medicine & physics at Essen University, Germany

Professional experience

- CNRS research director DR1, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris, (since 2013)
- CNRS research director DR2, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris, (2007-13)
- Invited research fellow, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Augsburg University (2006 & 2007, 2013)
- Invited research fellow, Universities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Pernambuco, Brazil (1998)
- CNRS research fellow, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris (1996-2006)

Research interests

- Casimir forces and quantum vacuum
- Physics of nanosystems
- Decoherence and gravitation
- Quantum optics
- Quantum measurements in space-time

Awards and Honors

- CNRS Silver Medal (2013)
- Outstanding referee of the Americal Physical Society (2010)
- Aimé Cotton award of the French Physical Society (2005)
- Since 1989 member of the German National Academic Foundation (www.studienstiftung.de)

Positions of responsability

- Deputy Director of Kastler Brossel Laboratory (since 2014)
- Advisory Editor for EPL (since 2014)
- Assistant Director of Kastler Brossel Laboratory (2013-14)
- Member of the Editor-in-Chief nomination committee of EPL (2010)
- Chair of the ESF RNP CASIMIR (www.casimir-network.com) (2008-2010)
- Member of the Aimé Cotton award commission (since 2008)
- Co-Editor for EPL (2007-14)
- Head of the group “Quantum Fluctuations & Relativity” at LKB, ENS, Paris (since 2004)
- Expert reviewer for AERES, ANR, DOE, DPG, ESF, FOM, FWF, NSF

Grants (since 2005)

- 2013-2017 : ANR Forca-G grant with Syrte (Observatoire de Paris) : « Casimir Forces and Gravity at short range »
- 2013-2015 : PSL* Excellence grant with Syrte (Observatoire de Paris):« Casimir Forces and Gravity at short range »
- CNRS international cooperation grant «Metal-dielectric metamaterials and their applications» (2011-2012 )
- French-German Hubert Curien grant «Quantum dissipation and the Casimir effect» (2010-2011)
- CNRS exploratory grant «Ultra-precise force measurements at very short distances» (2010-2011)
- French-Brazilian cooperation grant «The Casimir effect and applications» (2008-2009)
- French excellence grant Institut Carnot «Nanostuctures for MEMS in IC» (2007-2009)
- French research grant ANR Pnano «Modelling of nanophysical phenomena in NEMS» (2007-2010)
- EU FP6 project STRP NANOCASE «Nanoscale Machines exploiting the Casimir Force» (2005-2008)

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