Institut de Physique Théorique
Direction des Sciences de la Matière  - CEA-Saclay
Unité de Recherche Associée au CNRS
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Welcome to IPhT



Monday, Sep 22, 2014

11h00 Séminaire de physique mathématique

Séminaire de physique mathématique

Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 Orme des Merisiers

Oleg Lisovyy

The Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT) is a laboratory of fundamental research, located in Saclay, about 20 km south-west of Paris.

The research performed at the IPhT aims at better understanding the laws which govern our universe and its organisation. It encompasses most of the great subjects of modern theoretical physics:

The IPhT comprises about fifty permanent physicists (2/3 CEA, 1/3 CNRS), about thirty PhD students and postdocs, assisted by a support staff of about ten people. The IPhT also hosts permanently many short term visitors.


The IPhT courses start again! 


The traditionnal IPhT courses start this week (Friday September 19) with the first of a series of four lectures by Roger Balian on "Quantum Measurement Theory". They will be continued during the 2014-15 academic year with courses by David Kosower, Bertrand Eynard, Filippo Vernizzi and Grégoire Misguich. For more info see the program of the lectures.


Affiche_2014-2015.pdf (330 Ko)

F. David, 2014-09-15


The CRM invites Bertrand Eynard on an Aisenstadt Chair 

Bertrand Eynard has been nominated by the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) in Montreal on an Aisenstadt Chair, for the second semester 2015, related with the thematic semester devoted to the topics AdS/CFT, Holography, Integrability.

This Chair will give him the opportunity to give a series of lectures on his work, and  to write a monography, jointly published by the CRM and the American Mathematical Society.

Since their creation in the 1970', the Aisenstadt Chairs have welcome the the CRM the most prestigious mathematicians.

Bertrand has been a permanent member of IPhT since 1995. He has worked on the theory of random matrix models. Together with his former student Nicolas Orantin, he has developed the method of "topological recurrence", which has since then spread into various domains of mathematics (knot theory, geometry of Riemann surfaces, algebraic geometry) and theoretical physics (integrable systems, topologocal string ...

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S. Nonnenmacher, 2014-07-16


Strings, Matrices, Integrability 


The conference "Strings, Matrices, Integrability" will take place 18-20 August 2014 at École normale supérieure, Paris.

It is held in conjunction with the 60th birthdays of our friends and colleagues Ivan Kostov (IPhT) and Vladimir Kazakov (LPTENS).

The conference is a part of the XLIVème Institut d'été and will cover wide range of subjects in quantum field theory, string theory and statistical mechanics, including:  Gauge-String Duality, AdS/CFT correspondence, Integrability, Supersymmetric Field Theories, Conformal Field Theory, Random Matrices.

For more info and registration

F. David, 2014-05-07


SEOUL ICM 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians

Amplitudes 2014, a Claude Itzykson memorial conference

The CNRS Médaille de Bronze awarded to Lenka Zdeborova

A de Sitter landscape?

Super Yang-Mills, N=4, Integrability and Tests of the AdS/CFT Correspondence

"Journal of Physics A" : Best Paper Prize 2013

David Kosower receives the J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics 2014

Medaile Akademie věd ČR udělené v roce 2013 Rogeru BALIANOVI

The Mergier Bourdeix Prize is awarded to Pierre Vanhove

18th Itzykson meeting

A new algorithm for discrete tomography

Scaling laws for products of random matrices

Spin Imbalance and Spin-Charge Separation in a Mesoscopic Superconductor

Cookbook for Dark Matter Indirect Detection

Roger Balian is 80!

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