Laurianne Vagharchakian
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Laurianne Vagharchakian Research Scientist

Course and current status


Laurianne Vagharchakian,
Executive Advisor at the French Behavioural Insights Unit

Born: 08.11.1977
Nationality: French, Italian



          2003: PhD Thesis in Physics, defended in Paris October 31st, 2003.

          2000: Master's degree in Physics of Liquids, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris VI.   
                   (DEA de Physique des Liquides).

Since Sept. 2013 : Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cognitive Science
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany.
Group of G. Gigerenzer (Member of the German Academy of Sciences). Advisors : G. Gigerenzer & L. Schooler
Cognitive strategies during decisions making
Field of application: neuroscience, behavior, decision making

Scientific summary

Since Sept 2018 : Excutive advisor at the French Behavioural Unit, Paris, France.
Interdepartemental Directorate for Public Transformation (DITP)
under the authority of the Ministry of Economy and Finance
Behavioral Insights Applied to Public Policy

2013-2018:  Researcher  at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany.
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition.
Group of Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer.
Cognitive strategies during decisions making.
Research interest: decision making under risk, consumer choice, social influence,
numerical cognition across lifespan, math education, neuroscience, fMRI.
Publications: 5 articles in preparation

2009-2012: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience, Paris Area, France.
Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit.
Group of Prof. Stanislas Dehaene (Collège de France).
Temporal organization in the language network.
Field of application: neuroscience, fMRI, language processing, dyslexia, reading and spoken language.
Publications: 3 articles (1 accepted, 2 in preparation)

2005-2008: R&D Program manager at Essilor Company, Paris Area, France.
R&D Department: Thin Films group. Manager:  Dr. Pascale Lacan.
Supervised 10 research projects world-wide (US, Japan, France)
Developed and managed 6 external academic partnerships
New anti-smudge concepts: easy-to-clean, self-cleaning & anti-fog coatings.
Field of application: active coatings, nano-materials, sol-gel chemistry, enzyme.
Publications: 4 international patents

2004: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physics at the Collège de France, Paris, France.
Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics.
Group of Prof. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (Nobel Prize Laureate).
Adhesion mechanisms on anti-adhesive surfaces.
Field of application: physics of liquids, adhesion, interface characterization.
Publications: 2 articles

2000-2003: PhD Thesis in Physics at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris VI, France.
Laboratory of Complex Matter and Systems.
Group of Prof. Francois Gallet. Advisor: Prof. Sylvie Hénon.
Adsorption of charged polymers at a soft charged surface.
Field of application: soft matter, polymers, fluid interface.
Publications: 3 articles

1998 summer: Research assistant in Physics at the Louvre Laboratory, Paris, France.
Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France.
Group of particules accelerator AGLAE. Advisors : J.C. Dran and J. Salomon.
Ion beam techniques for artwork analysis.
Field of application: nuclear physics, accelerator.



OTHER activities and interests:
Musical theory and piano practice at the music school (9 years).
Philosophy (Bachelor's degree) - Sorbonne, Paris IV (2000-2001)
Evening school in history of Art at the Louvre: "Rachel Boyer" lecture (1996, 2003, 2004).
Listener at Philippe Descola lectures – chair of anthropology at the Collège de France (2012).
Art exhibitions and performances, contemporary arts.
Sports (jogging, badminton, pilates).

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