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Pernelle Bernardi has her eyes set on Mars
Meet systems engineer Pernelle Bernardi, in charge of the specifications and performance of SuperCam, one of the instruments on board the rover Perseverance.
Nature’s Liquid Crystals
Known for their use in flat screens, liquid crystals are also naturally present in both plants and animals. An essential tool in fundamental research, their study has opened up immense perspectives...
Within the Kingdom of Lights
The Kastler-Brossel Laboratory is a ‘factory’ for Nobel Laureates, with more than its fair share of physicists well known for monumental discoveries. Following in the footsteps of Alfred Kastler,...
An Immeasurable Quest for Precision
Time can now be measured with dizzying levels of precision, thanks in particular to contributions from the fields of optics and photonics. The quest for ultimate precision, however, is a long-term...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Being gay or lesbian under Nazi rule
Bouncing Lasers off the Moon
InSight probes the Martian interior
Profiling sharks to eliminate killers
Researchers step up the fight against Covid-19