ARTE, the joint French/German TV station has been filming
a documentary on optical phenomena in our laboratory included in an episode
of "Archimède", a series which airs Tuesday nights.
Topics which have been (hopefully!) covered include the mirage
effect, nondestructive evaluation, and a history of the laboratory. This
filming was particularly difficult for Benoit and Daniele, who were told
that while Claude was explaining the phenomena, they should "act like they
are interested in what he is saying". Another point of contention is the
difference between "explaining" and "provoking" the mirage effect. The
episode has been aired in November 1996.