Dominique Langevin

Professor, physicist

My message

Freedom in every days life can be limited, but is entire in creativity.

What is most precious for me

The most precious thing in my life has always been my family, especially my children and now my grand children.

The second most precious thing is the entire freedom that I had for my professional life, that allowed me to invest time to pursue and achieve my goals.

Milestones in my life

o Formative influences such as family members

My father encouraged me to study Science, despite being a girl.

o Teachers, or other outstanding personalities who influenced my worldview

I got involved into the Physics of Soft Matter by Gennes who constantly inspired me during my career

o Decisive experiences or events which shaped the path of my life

Secondary studies in South America

Student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Jeunes Filles, Paris

o Role of cultural and leisure activities

Limited (too much work)

But I love travelling in foreign countries and try to extend business trips by a few days

o Entrepreneurship, leadership, contact to other people

Contact with young people is at the basis of my work (training PhD students and post-docs). Contact with many colleagues is also frequent, as scientific collaborations are very useful to progress.

o Others


My major achievements

My four daughters

My publications

About 250 in scientific journals and two books edited

Contact me

My professional / business address

Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris Sud, 91405 Orsay France

e-mail address

+33 1 69 15 53 51

+33 1 69 15 60 86

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Dominique Langevin (c) Micheline Pelletier

Dominique Langevin (c) Micheline Pelletier