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The "Histoire de Paris" post:
"Originally placed in the quadrangle at the southern corner of the court of Ernests [see above, "cour aux Ernests'], Rue d'Ulm, the Physics Laboratory of ENS was established here in 1940, and really took off after the War, with a new director Yves Rocard. With more space, professors and researchers came to develop a new definition of innovative geophysics, physics of solids, and in particular semiconductors, radio astronomy and particle physics and high energies. Since 1950, expansion has reached Nançay [160 km south of Paris; radio telescope], Meudon (LINK:Paris6-092], and other centers. By developments of its resources and openness to experimentation, ENS has played a large role in the renewal of French science."