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Since its creation in 2000, the Fresnel Institute has progressively grown with a high scientific expertise in various topics related to the physics of waves. More recently, the lab has been joined by other activities in biology, biophysics and biomedical sciences, with a strong link to imaging.
The research topics of the lab cover today four axes : electromagnetic modelling and simulation, nanophotonics and optical components, information processing and random waves, and advanced imaging and life Science. The synergies between these axes are very strong and give rise to novel projects, often at the frontier between different disciplines. These projects can be fundamental or applied, with a strong potential for innovation, which the lab supports through several technological platforms.
The Fresnel Institute is supported by several institutions, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS and Centrale Marseille. Nearly two hundred persons work today in the lab, with a total budget of about 9 M€.
I invite you to browse through this website to discover or better know the Fresnel Institute, its people, its activities and its news.

Sophie Brasselet
Director of the Fresnel Institute