Arnold Migus#


Arnold Migus
Email:arnold.migus 'at' polytechnique.org
Membership Number:3067
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 to now Magistrate at the Cour des Comptes (French Supreme Court of Audit)
  • 2008 – 2010 Vice-Président of both the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCS) and the European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • 2006 –2010 General Director (CEO) of CNRS
  • 2003 –2005 General Director (CEO) of the Institute of Optics
  • 2003 –2005 Founder and director general of the Institute of Lasers and Plasmas (CNRS – CEA – University Bordeaux 1)
  • 2000 – 2001 Chair of Engineering Council of CNRS
  • 1996 – 2003 Director of Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (LULI, CNRS / CEA / Ecole Polytechnique)
  • 1994 – 1995 Visiting scientist at Department EECS, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, (USA)
  • 1990 (summer) Visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Ca, USA)
  • 1985 – 1994 CNRS Research Director (LOA)
  • 1979 – 1985 Scientist at École Polytechnique (Applied Optics Lab, LOA)
  • 1978 – 1979 Visiting scientist: AT&T Bell Telephone Labs (Holmdel, NJ, USA)
  • 1973 – 1977 Scientist at the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (Research Group in Spatial Geodesy, CNES / Ecole Polytechnique)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers and applications
    • Optics
    • Physics
    • Inertial fusion for energy
    • Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Innovations and technology transfer to industry
  • Science and society

Honours and Awards
  • 1995 Elected "Fellow of the Optical Society of America"
  • 2006 Chevalier dans l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur
  • 2007 Elected "Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering" (http://www.nas.edu)
  • 2011 Elected member of Academia Europaea


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