Afterlab Bordeaux Optics Chapter

L'association Bordeaux Optics Chapter vous convie à l'afterlab organisé le jeudi 4 mai à 18h30 sur le campus de Talence (bâtiment A9.1, salle 102).

  • 09/05/2017

A cette occasion : 

  • Nelson Hélaine, doctorant au LP2N, nous parlera de :

"High throughput flow cytometry of 3D biological models"

As an emerging proof of the growing porosity between biology and physics, optofluidics is a new discipline that came out during the past 15 years. The combination of high throughput microfluidics and precise optical systems led to a new "all-in-one" devices design trend, where set-ups are simultaneously detecting, analyzing and acting on biological samples from various origins, at high rates. Here, we present the design of a new kind of flow cytometer, specially adapted for applications with stem cells spheroid generated with a very high production rate. Those spheroids are expected to be used in biomedical applications like Parkinson disease treatments, pharmaceuticals research, grafts. Those purposes are needing reliable and non-destructive measurements along a very important precision. As an other milestone to reach, we want this prototype to be cost-effective and totally open source, using as much as possible 3D printed components.

  • et Marcin Krasnodebski, post-doctorant en histoire des sciences, nous présentera :

"What is history of science for? A quick look on methodology in history of science through the case of optics and photonics"

History of science is a peculiar discipline on a borderline between sciences and the humanities. It aspires to capture the social and psychological dimension of scientific reasoning, and to understand what lessons we can learn from the past to shape better science policy today. However, history of science, a full-fledged discipline understood as much more than a collection of dates and anecdotes, remains often misunderstood. The goal of this short speech is to briefly explain the actual practice of historians of science: what their every-day job consists of, and what history of science can actually tell us about science in general. We will use the history of optics, photonics and lasers as a case study. This is the topic I have recently embarked on in my post-doc project, funded by the Laphia cluster. Throughout the talk we will see history of photonics in the making.

Les présentations seront suivies d'un pot, au cours duquel vous pourrez boire, manger et discuter ensemble de physique... ou autre !

Pour de plus amples informations, écrire à :

Alix Volte, secrétaire du Bordeaux Optics Chapter,

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