Tuesday, 23 September 2014

ORC: a land of opportunity


I am back ! Since 3 weeks I re-joined the ORC at the University  of Southampton. I am very pleased to meet old friends and colleagues but also to find so MANY new bright scientists and huge research facilities in the new Mountbatten building. This is a really special place. It is surely remarkable to see so many researchers from every country working together in a top class research environment, as well as  to  realize  what excellent results have been reached by the ORC in so many areas of photonics. But what, I think, can really specify this place is its extraordinary ability to acknowledge and to exploit good research, its cultural approach to link physics to real world technology, its cultural view of the world  as a land of opportunity, for all.