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Mr. Gérard Mourou

Professor, Ecole Polytechnique

Gérard Mourou is Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, member of the haut College and Director of the Institut de la Lumière Extrêmeat ENSTA. He is also the A.D. Moore Distinguished University Emeritus Professor of the University of Michigan. Professor Mourou has made numerous important contributions in the field of ultrafast lasers, high-speed electronics as well as in medicine where he introduced the field femtosecond ophthalmology. However, his most important one is certainly the invention of the laser amplification technique universally used today and known as ChirpedPulse Amplification (CPA) at the university of Rochester(NY).