# Back in 2001 – Les Houches – Séminaire Lavoisier

While wandering on the Internet, I came across this picture :

Back in January 2001, a winter school called Semaine Lavoisier was organized in Les Houches, for young people studying at the ESPCI and other schools from the neighbourhood (I don’t remember exactly… that was 15 years ago).

Of course, one can recognize Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, who was at that time still head of the ESPCI,  Jacques Duran and Etienne Guyon. Amongst all the students on the picture, some of them pursued in academia. You can see on the left Manuel Thery and  Damien Cuvelier, and myself on the extreme right .

I don’t fully remember all the topics that were taught during this week, but I remember we had a lecture from Patrick Tabeling (head of the MMN laboratory) on microfluidics, a lecture from Jean-Louis Viovy (head of the MMBM laboratory).
It is funny to notice that both of them are active members of the Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (IPGG), to which we also belong with Damien.

Souvenirs souvenirs !

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