Actualités du GdR



Summer school "Wave propagation and control in complex media — From order to disorder 2021"

The next summer school on waves and imaging in complex media will take place from 10 to 14 May in Cargèse, Corsica, France. it is organized by F. Lemoult, R. Pierrat and S. M. Popoff. There is a limitation of 100 persons which can be quickly reached. Registration can be made using the web link. Deadline is April 9th, 2021. For now, it is hoped that the restrictions due to covid-19 will still allow for a normal workshop conditions. May the situation change, potential modifications might happen, which may include some talks being done remotely. 

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

Post-Doctoral position at Institut Langevin

A  two-year postdoc position is available at Langevin Institute to work theoretically on a matrix approach for resonant multiple scattering of light. The position is set to start January 2021 (can be flexible). Interested candidates should contact arthur.goetschy 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. 

Mini workshop on Interactions, topology and symmetry in disordered systems

A mini workshop on interactions, topology and symmetry in disordered systems, initially scheduled during the « Journées de la Matière Condensée » in Rennes and sponsored by the GdR COMPLEXE, is postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. More information about the new dates should be soon available at