Institut de Physique Théorique
Direction de la Recherche Fondamentale  -  Saclay
UMR 3681 - INP
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Welcome to IPhT



Monday, Feb 27, 2017

11h00 Séminaire de physique mathématique

Séminaire de physique mathématique

Orme des Merisiers - Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 Orme des Merisiers

John Harnad

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

11h00 Séminaire général de l'IPhT

Séminaire général de l'IPhT

Orme des Merisiers - Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 Orme des Merisiers

Henri Berestycki

Friday, Mar 03, 2017

10h00 Cours de physique théorique de Saclay

Cours de physique théorique de Saclay

Orme des Merisiers - Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 Orme des Merisiers

John Joseph Carrasco

Monday, Mar 06, 2017

14h00 Séminaire de physique statistique

Séminaire de physique statistique

Orme des Merisiers - Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 Orme des Merisiers

Andrea De Luca

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.


22ème conférence Itzykson, manipulation of simple quantum systems, June 6-8 2017   


The Itzykson Conference is held every year at the Institut de Physique Théorique in Saclay to honour the memory of Claude Itzykson.

The 22nd edition of this conference, will take place on June 06-08, 2017 and will be devoted to the manipulation of simple quantum systems.

Simple quantum systems, with few "effective" degrees of freedom, have a privileged place in our understanding of quantum mechanics because they are often found at the heart of the Gedanken experiments of the founding fathers. After a century of development of the field and technical progress, they are now implemented in many systems (quantum electrodynamics in cavity or in circuits, for example). Two-level systems, which are the simplest examples, are candidates to be the basic bricks, the qubits, of a future quantum computer.

Manipulating a simple quantum system is, for example, addressing it, applying transformations to it, entangling it with another, or entangling its parts, controlling and reading its state. In all these operations, measurements play a fundamental role in one form or another.
For example, continuous measurement of a quantum system without loss of information now allows the tracking of the quantum trajectory of its state which remains pure, a deep change of point of view on the interaction of a ...

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F. David, 2017-02-22


Beg Rohu 2017 "Out of Equilibrium Dynamics, Evolution and Genetics"   


La session 2017 de l'école d'été de physique statistique et physique de la matière condensée de Beg Rohu aura pour thème "Dynamique hors d'équilibre, évolution et génétique". La session aura lieu du 24 juillet au 5 août. Pour plus d'information, voir .

The 2017 session of the Beg Rohu summer school of statistical physics and condensed matter will focus on "Out of Equilibrium Dynamics, Evolution and Genetics". The school will take place from the 24th of July to the 5th of August. For more information, see

L.F. Cugliandolo: Out of Equilibrium Dynamics of Complex Systems
D.S. Fisher: Evolutionary Dynamics of Large Populations 
Y.V. Fyodorov: Counting Equilibria in Complex Systems via Random Matrices 
D.R. Nelson: Population Genetics in Space ...

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F. David, 2017-01-23


Succession of the IPhT's Head   

Michel Bauer-François David

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Michel Bauer has been the Head of the IPhT for 6 years, until 31 December 2016. Not only he is a  great scientific with a lot of human qualities, but we are especially grateful to him for the kindness and the friendliness for countless solicitations from everyone.
François David is his successor from the First of January 2017. We thank him a lot for having accepted this  task, essential for the institute,  and we wish him the most of happiness and energy for his new functions.


E. De-laborderie, 2017-01-06


¨Le Monde¨ 2016 Research Prize for Rémi Louf

2016 Philippe Meyer Prize in Theoretical Physics for Lenka Zdeborova

2016 Thibaud Prize for Gregory Soyez

Progresses in understanding the interior of black holes

ERC Starting Grant for Lenka Zdeborová

Abragam prize of the National Academy of Sciences for Cristina Bena

Duncan Haldane, Nobel laureate in Physics in 2016, was a visitor at IPhT

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