Mady Elias received her Ph.D. degree in 1973 from Orsay University, France. She began her research in solid states physics and moved to the cultural heritage field and optics in 1999 first at the Center of Research and Restoration of French Museum (C2RMF) where she managed the Physics of Color Team, then to the UPMC. She animates the Optics and Art Team at the Institute of NanoSciences of Paris (INSP) belonging to the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris and to the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS). Her team develops new optical nondestructive and portable instrumentation: reflectance spectroscopy, UV-fluorescence, goniophotometry, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and multispectral camera and also modeling of visual appearance by use of radiative transfer applied to the knowledge of works of art. She is also an Emeritus Professor at the University of Evry.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2010