Actualités du GdR



Mini workshop on Interactions, topology and symmetry in disordered systems

A mini workshop on interactions, topology and symmetry in disordered systems, sponsored by the GdR COMPLEXE, will take place during the “Journées de la Matière Condensée”, organized on August 24-27, 2021. Applicants wishing to give oral presentations should submit their contributions using the dedicated website, Deadline for submission is on May 15, 2021.

PhD position in quantum and nonlinear optics of disordered media

A PhD position starting from the next academic year is opened at LPMMC (Grenoble) to work on quantum and nonlinear optics of disordered media (PhD scholarship is available). A detailed description of the subject that includes theoretical and experimental parts is attached. It is a collaborative project between the Laboratory of Physics and Modelling of Condensed Matter and Neel Institute, both located in Grenoble, France. The deadline for applications is March 25, 2021. 

Workshop on Collective Scattering of Light 2021

The Workshop on Collective Scattering of Light (“CoScaLi 2021”), first scheduled in 2020, will take place on September 12-17, 2021. It is organized by Mathilde Hugbart (Fouché), Romain Bachelard and Robin Kaiser. The current plan is to have an hybrid meeting with at most 30 persons for the face-to-face meeting in Porquerolles. The workshop topics include cooperative scattering, Anderson localization of light, Dicke super and subradiance, mesoscopic physics with cold atoms, Multiple scattering of light, Ab initio models for light scattering, collective optical forces.

Online workshop series on wave propagation in time-varying media

Imperial College London announces the first online workshop series dedicated to wave propagation in time-varying media. The 4 events include three topical sessions and one poster session: Theory and Fundamental Concepts, 2021/03/31, 2-5 pm (UK time), Engineering Aspects and Sonic Implementations, 2021/04/28, 2-5 pm (UK time), Nonlinear Optics and Nanophotonic Platforms, 2021/05/26, 2-5 pm (UK time), Poster Sessions, 2021/06/30, 2-5 pm (UK time)

Postdoc in theoretical many-body quantum physics with Rydberg atoms

A postdoctoral position in theoretical many-body quantum physics with Rydberg atoms opens at the University of Tübingen (Germany). The position is funded through the project ‘Tailored quantum matter for sensing and fundamental physics’ (financed by the Baden-Württemberg foundation). The anticipated starting date is in autumn 2021 or later. See the job description for more details.

PhD on chiral many-body quantum optics

A PhD position opens at university of Tübingen to work on theoretical aspects related to many-body quantum optics, and specifically on chiral many-body quantum optics in the presence of structured environments. The PhD will take place under the supervision of Dr. Beatriz Olmos Sanchez. See the job description for more details.

Postdoc positions at the school of biomedical engineering, Colorado State University

Two postdoc positions are available to work on a CZI-funded project for ultra deep nonlinear imaging inside of biological tissues. Review of applications starts immediately and the positions will remain open until successful candidates have been found. 

Postdoctoral position in light-matter interactions in photonic crystals

A postdoctoral position is opened  in the Physics Department at the University of Toronto for Theoretical Research in the Science and Applications of Photonic Crystals.

Ecole thématique « Fibres optiques spéciales : de la technologie de fabrication aux applications les plus innovantes »

L’école INNOV-Fibre 2021 se déroulera du 14 au 18 juin 2021 à Saint-Pierre d’Oléron. Elle est organisée par  le Groupe d’Intérêt Scientique GRIFON. L’objectif de cette école, grâce à son programme pédagogique et scientifique pluridisciplinaire, est de développer les connaissances et favoriser l’éclosion de nouvelles idées dans les domaines de la conception et la fabrication des fibres optiques et de leurs applications, d’initier des réseaux d’échanges et de collaborations afin de renforcer la communauté et de contribuer à l’insertion des jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs dans le domaine. Inscription à partir de janvier 2021

PhD position on "Cold atoms for giant Casimir-Polder effect"

A  PhD position is available at Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers to work on a hybrid experiment with cold atoms passing through a home-made 100 nm period nanogratings.  Such a situation is unprecedented and opens advance studies on Casimir-Polder atom surface interactions below 50 nm. Fundamental theoretical physics can be confronted with experiment as e.g. random quantum walk or a novel 5th force constraint. This PhD position is to start in September 2021. Interested candidates should contact: gabriel.dutier at

Les Houches spring school « Waves in complex media, from theory to practice"

The summer school on waves in complex media, initially scheduled in Les Houches in April 2020, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The school is postponed to Feb 14-22 2022. It will gather international specialists of the field, theoreticians and experimentalists. A series of courses and seminars will cover the basics of wave propagation in disordered media, light scattering and cooperativity in atomic clouds, random matrix theory, Anderson localization, wave control and imaging.