Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Welcome to IPhT
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:
- High energy physics (QCD and hadronic matter, physics beyond the standard model, supersymmetric gauge theories)
- Cosmology (large scale structures in the Universe, dark matter, dark energy)
- Quantum gravity and string theory
- Exact methods and mathematical physics (integrable systems, conformal theories, matrix models, enumerative geometry, classical and quantum dynamical systems)
- Condensed matter physics and quantum physics (high Tc superconductivity, quantum magnetism, cold atoms)
- Statistical physics and out of equilibrium physics (disordered systems, glasses, exclusion models, fluid dynamics)
- Biophysics (biopolymers, biological networks), complex systems and dynamical networks
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.
Succession of the IPhT's Head
Michel Bauer-François David
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.
¨Le Monde¨ 2016 Research Prize for Rémi Louf
2016 Philippe Meyer Prize in Theoretical Physics for Lenka Zdeborova
The Philippe Meyer Institut of Theoretical Physics at the ENS has awarded its 2016' Prize to Lenka Zdeborova. The prize ceremony will take place on December 2nd. Congratulations!
2016 Thibaud Prize for Gregory Soyez
Progresses in understanding the interior of black holes
New book by Marc Barthélemy
Langevin Prize for François Gélis
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