Samuel Beaulieu, a former master’s and doctoral student in the laboratory of Professor François Légaré at the INRS-Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, was awarded the prestigious Saint-Gobain Young Researcher prize by the French Physics Society (SFP) on 29 November 2019. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society in Berlin, Germany.
Samuel completed his thesis in co-supervision at INRS and CELIA (CNRS/CEA/Université de Bordeaux) under the supervision of François Légaré and Yann Mairesse. The student distinguished himself for his work in fundamental physics on the ultra-fast dynamics of chiral atoms and molecules induced by ultra-short laser pulses. His work had been selected among the top 10 scientific discoveries in 2018 in the journal Québec Science. Samuel also received an ACFAS distinction this fall.
During his recent visit to Quebec, Samuel spoke with us to share his passion for science and the experience he gained at INRS.
Congratulations to this young researcher who has a great career ahead of him!