Alain Aspect is an alumnus of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (now ENS Paris-Saclay) and Université d'Orsay (now Université Paris-Saclay. An emeritus distinguished scientist at CNRS, he is a professor at Institut d'Optique Graduate School (Université Paris-Saclay), and at Ecole Polytechnique, and author of textbooks and MOOCS on quantum optics. He is a member of several science academies (France, USA, UK, Austria, Belgium, Italy) and has received many prestigious international prizes. Alain Aspect research has been devoted to experimental studies of quantum properties of light and ultra-cold atoms, at the root of quantum technologies.
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