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GIANT Orientation day – 26 November 2019


The GIANT Junior Ambassadors team launches a new event dedicated to incoming junior researchers in 2019: the GIANT Orientation Day The 2nd edition of the GIANT Orientation Day will take place on 26 November 2019, in multiple venues on the GIANT campus. Why should you attend? The GIANT Orientation Day is a federative event intended[...]

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Pr Yves Bréchet appointed to the Liliane Bettencourt Chair of Technological Innovation


His first course under the Chair kicked-off with a lecture on Jan. 17, 2013 titled “Materials science: From materials discovered by chance to made-to-measure materials.” This course is open to Grenoble Institute of Technology PhD students. Yves Bréchet, a Grenoble Institute of Technology Professor and France’s High Commissioner for Atomic and Alternative Energy, has been […]

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LED lights may be bad for Van Gogh paintings


An international team of scientists has used synchrotron X-rays to better understand why some bright yellow colors in Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings turn brown over time, while others do not. The research focused on chrome yellow, a color favored by Van Gogh to depict sunshine and light. Several types of this yellow were found to […]

Grenoble gets a new Joint Service Unit

A new Joint Service Unit: Integrated Structural Biology, Grenoble (ISBG)


The French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS), Joseph Fourier University (UJF), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and the CEA have created a new Joint Service Unit (UMS 3518) for integrated structural biology. Open since Jan. 1, 2013, the new unit brings together the research platforms of the French Structural Biology Institute (IBS) and the […]

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GIANT members promote careers in science and engineering


What’s the best way to encourage bright young students to pursue careers in science and engineering? Simple: Give them an insider’s view of the exciting opportunities available in these fast-growing fields. That’s the reasoning behind a new youth outreach initiative by the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility […]