Ultra-intense lasers generate filaments that can be used not only for the analysis of the atmosphere (multi-pollutant Lidar) but also for its control, e.g. laser induced lightning triggering and water cloud condensation. 150-word Biography: After having lead research projects at the ETH-Lausanne and the University Berlin and being a Professor at the University Lyon and visiting Professor at Yale University, Prof. J.P. Wolf joined the University of Geneva in 2005. Since then he set up a new team at the Group of Applied Physics (GAP), dedicated to the biomedical and atmospheric applications of ultrashort lasers (www.gap.unige.ch/biophotonics). He now concentrates his research activities on coherent control of biological systems, advanced non-linear microscopy and imaging of living cells and applications of laser filamentation to atmospheric diagnostics and control. He was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in 2011, the Prix La Recherche 2005, the Grand Prix de Physique de l’Academie des Sciences 2002, and the Technology Award of the Land Berlin-Brandenburg in 1993. He is member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 1996 and NATO Senior Fellow. Article not available.

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