Institut de Physique Théorique
Direction de la Recherche Fondamentale  -  Saclay
UMR 3681 - INP
encart droite
Encart de droite, peut être utilisé à des fins diverses. Actuellement caché via les CSS.
Samedi 18 novembre 2017

Home Page of François David

 / 
 


Welcome
Research Interests
CV
Publications
Teaching
Miscellaneous
 
François DAVID

Directeur de Recherche CNRS


Tel:
01 69 08 81 11
from abroad: (00) 33 1 69 08 81 11
Fax:
01 69 08 81 20
from abroad: (00) 33 1 69 08 81 20
e-mail:


Research Interests:

My scientific works aim mainly at the the interface between Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Mechanics (Statistical Field Theory). They have covered.

Perturbative and non-perturbative Quantum Field Theory:

  • Renormalisation Theory
  • Infrared Divergences
  • Non-perturbative Effects: Instantons, IR and UV Renormalons

Quantum Gravity and String Theory:

  • 2D Quantum Gravity, Conformal Theories and Random Lattice Models
  • "Non-critical Strings" and Random Matrices
  • Renormalisation Group and Correlation Functions in Random Matrix Models
  • Random matrix theory

Statistical Mechanics of Surfaces, Membranes and Biological Objects:

  • Phases and Transitions in Films and Membranes, Interactions between Membranes
  • Renormalisation Theory for Polymerised Membranes
  • Growth process and trees
  • Random RNA

I also worked in Plasma Physics (early '80).

My current interests are:

  • Growth and fragmentation processes of geometrical objects
  • Random 2D geometries
  • Open quantum systems and decoherence
  • Comparative analysis of quantum formalisms...


CV

Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) (1974-1978)

Agrégation de Physique, option Physique (1978)

Attaché de Recherche at CNRS (Service de Physique Théorique de Saclay) (1980)

Thèse d'Etat "Problèmes Infra-Rouges en Théorie Perturbative des Champs" (1982)

Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (USA) (1983-1984)

Directeur de Recherche at CNRS (1989)

Member of the Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique (section de Physique Théorique) (de 1987 à 1995).

Scientific Editor of Journal de Physique/EPJ (1989 - 1996)

Director of the Ecole de Physique des Houches (1996 - 2001)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Institut Henri Poincaré - Paris (2002-2010)

Médaille de Bronze du CNRS (1983)

Prix Ampère of the French Académie des Sciences (1994)


Scientific Publications

request at service de documentation of the IPhT

Detailled Publication List (PDF)


Teaching

Master and Graduate School Teachings

French & International Schools


Miscellaneous

European Network "Eurogrid" (2000->2004)

Computers at SPhT



Retour en haut