Frederic Pierre, CNRS, France
Title: Energy relaxation along the quantum Hall edge channels
Frédéric PIERRE is an experimentalist in the field of mesoscopic physics. He is project leader at the Laboratory of Photonics and Nanostructures (LPN-CNRS, Marcoussis, France), which is part of the Saclay scientific pole south of Paris. The 'Quantum transport' team explores the quantum mechanical phenomena in nanometer-scale electrical circuits. In a first research line, this study is performed through the energy distribution spectroscopy of low-dimensional electronic systems driven out of equilibrium. In a second research line, the quantum electrodynamics of mesoscopic circuits is investigated through conductance and noise measurements, using quantum point contacts as test-beds for coherent conductors and field effect to tune in-situ the electromagnetic environment. See http://www.lpn.cnrs.fr/en/PHYNANO/TQ.php for more information.