The LPN is headed by Dominique MAILLY, and is organized in eight strongly interacting groups :
The Laboratory carries out its research activities within the general context of the nanosciences, at the cross-roads of quantum optics and electronics, of physics, chemistry and biology, of materials science and device physics. These inherently multi-disciplinary fields are advancing rapidly. New technologies constantly appear, even before the earliers ones have had the time to mature, giving rise to a permanent renewal of the conceptual foundations on which technology rests. In this on-going process, in which fundamental research plays a seminal role, our purpose is to develop the new technologies and the concepts that will initiate innovation both in basic and applied science.