Actualités du GdR



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

A summer school on waves in complex media will take place in the prestigious Les Houches school of physics on April 14-24, 2020. The school is organized by A. Aubry, S. Gigan and N. Cherroret, and is supported by the GdR Complexe and the SFO. 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. 

Mini workshop on Interactions, topology and symmetry in disordered systems

A mini workshop on interactions, topology and symmetry in disordered systems will take place during the « Journées de la Matière Condensée » in Rennes in August 2020. This mini workshop is sponsored by the GdR COMPLEXE. 

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Workshop on the Theory of waves in random media

A workshop on theoretical aspects around wave propagation in random media will take place in Sheffield (UK) on 24-25 June 2020. The event will bring together mathematicians and theoretical physicists working on multiple scattering of classical waves (acoustic, electromagnetic, …) in random media such as gases, emulsions, powders, porous and polycrystalline materials to bridge the gap between communities and theoretical methods. Deadline for abstract submission is 29 February 2020.

Postdoc positions at SISSA

Five postdoctoral positions within the SISSA Statistical Physics Group ( are available starting in autumn 2020. The positions have a duration of (at least) two years and the successful candidates are expected to work on the general area of quantum field theory and statistical physics. The scientific interests of the group include classical and quantum disorder systems, tensor network calculations, entanglement in many-body systems,  cold atoms, classical and quantum non-equilibrium statistical physics, quantum quenches and thermalization, holography, quantum and conformal integrable models. Applications (which should include a CV with list of publications, a brief research statement, and the names of at least two referees) should be done via the Academic Jobs Online Service The application deadline is January 15, 2020.

Posdoc position at Institut Langevin

A post-doctoral position is available to perform experimental studies of strong coupling between organic molecules and plasmonic materials. The research will be performed in the team of V. Krachmalnicoff at Institut Langevin (Paris) within the framework of a collaboration with the team of J. Bellessa (ILM, Lyon) and the team of T. Ebbesen (ISIS, Strasbourg).

Workshop on complex materials for nonlinear optics

A workshop on complex materials for nonlinear optics will take place at ETH Zurich on January 2020 from 29th to 31st. The event wants to be multidisciplinary and gathers scientists that are contributing to this field from complementary perspectives, such as those of disordered and complex photonics, nonlinear optics and material science.

Postdoc position at IST Austria

Applications are invited for a theoretical postdoctoral position to perform research on the theory of nonergodic quantum systems with Prof. Serbyn at IST, Austria.  The post(s) are available for a fixed-term period of 2 years starting on 1 September 2020, with a possible extension to a third year contingent on performance and funding. The grant has as its main theme the different routes of avoiding thermal equilibrium in isolated quantum systems, approached using both analytical and numerical techniques.  Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: physics of disordered systems, including Anderson and many-body localization, random matrix models, quantum information, numerical tensor-network methods applied to strongly correlated systems and/or quantum non-equilibrium dynamics, quantum field theory methods, particularly non-equilibrium approaches, and aspects related to entanglement

Posdoc position at Institut Langevin

A one-year Post-Doc position is opened at Institut Langevin, focused on matrix approaches to elastic wave scattering on percolated disordered networks. The Post-Doc is funded by LabEx (Laboratory of Excellence) WIFI (Waves and Imaging from Fundamentals to Innovation) within the French Program “Investments for the Future”.

Postdoc position at LPT Toulouse

A 2-year postdoctoral position is now available at Laboratoire de Physique Théorique in Toulouse, focused on the theory of quantum disordered systems. Key-words are: glassy nature of quantum disordered systems ; Anderson localization ; Many-body localization ; Superfluid-insulator transition

PhD and postdoc positions on Anderson localization of ultra cold atoms

A PhD and a postdoc position on Anderson localization with ultracold atoms are available in the Quantum Gases group of Laboratoire Charles Fabry (IOGS, Palaiseau).

Summer school on interaction of light with cold atoms

Online registration is open until July 7 2019 for the ICTP-SAIFR School on Interaction of Light with Cold Atoms, which will take place at ICTP-SAIFR at the UNESP campus in São Paulo, Brazil, in September 16-27, 2019. This school aims at training PhD and post‐doc students (and selected master´s students) in the physics of light interacting with cold atoms, introducing them to the basics and familiarizing them with applications in modern technology.

PhD position "Simulating disordered quantum systems with a Potassium BEC: many-body effects and topology" (Lille)

A PhD position in experimental physics opens in the Quantum Chaos group at the PhLAM Laboratory, Université de Lille. Please see the job description below for more information.

PhD position on light scattering in atomic clouds

A PhD position in experimental physics opens next year at INPHYNI in Nice, on the subjects of either “Anderson localization of light with cold atoms” or “intensity correlations: from cold atoms to quantum optics and astrophysics”.