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Astrid Lambrecht

CNRS

Jury: Physical Sciences

Astrid Lambrecht holds a position as Research Professor in Physics at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). She joined CNRS in 1996, after studies in Germany and London and a post-doctorate at the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. Her main area of research is quantum fluctuations and fluctuation-induced forces, in particular the Casimir effect and related phenomena in atomic physics or nanophysics. During her career Lambrecht has published more than 140 publications and has served as member of various boards committees. In particular Lambrecht has served as co-editor of the EPL Journal from 2007 to 2014 and she is a member of the Scientific Council of the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST), of the Metrology Committee to France’s national metrology network (RMNF) and of the administration board of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). She is laureate of the Aimé Cotton Prize of the French Physical Society in 2005, the CNRS Silver Medal in 2013, the Gentner Kastler Prize of the French Physical Society and the German Physical Society in 2016, and Knight of the Legion of Honor since 2019. Lambrecht has joined the Physics Directorate at CNRS Headquarters as scientific deputy director in 2016 and has been appointed head of the Directorate in 2018.

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