October 2019: OSA Fellowship

Christophe Caloz was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), as part of the OSA Fellow Class 2020, with citation "for pioneering contributions to electromagnetic metamaterials and sustained leadership in bridging the gap between microwave and photonics technologies".

"The number of Fellows is limited by the Society's bylaws to be no more than 10% of the total OSA Membership and the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.5% of the previous year's membership total. Currently, only about 50% of the nominees are elected annually. "

September 2019: 1st Prize at Metamaterials' 2019

Zoé-Lise Deck-Léger wins the First Prize at the Student Paper Competition of Metamaterials' 2019, the 13th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, in Rome, for a paper entitled "Comprehensive Description of Spacetime Crystal Bandgaps​ ".

An extension of this work has been recently published as a research article in Advanced Photonics under the title "Uniform-Velocity Spacetime Crystals". This article (26 pages) is expected to become a reference in the emerging field of spacetime metamaterials.

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