Sylvain Gigan receives the 2019 Jerphagnon Award

On May 15, 2019, during the Rendez-vous optique photonique, the Jean Jerphagnon prize was awarded to Sylvain Gigan, Professor at Sorbonne University and head of the Optical Imaging and Applications to complex and Biological media team at LKB.

This prize is intended to promote research, development and technological innovation in optics and photonics, as well as their dissemination in any field of application. This year, it rewards the entrepreneurial project that led to the creation of the startup LightOn ( to produce optical processors for machine learning and big data.

The winner receives €10,000 and is assisted, in the form of guidance, in the implementation of his project by the Prize’s organising committee.