Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole normale supérieure LPENS (UMR8023)
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Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole normale supérieure
24 rue Lhomond
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Site web : lpens.ens.psl.eu/?lang=en
The LPENS brings together 90 researchers and teacher-researchers, 55 technical and administrative staff and more than 180 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.
It relies on ENS pool of exceptional students, on a large network of international collaborations and on a first-rate technical environment (workshops, warehouses, clean room, helium liquefier) to conduct research at the highest international level.
- Theoretical statistical physics of classical or quantum systems, in equilibrium or out of equilibrium, with many applications in mathematics, computer science, data science, cognitive science or biology.
- Quantum Materials and Devices: condensed matter is studied on spatial and/or temporal scales where quantum effects are predominant. These effects are used to develop new devices for quantum electronics or photonics.
- Fluids and Interfaces: fluid mechanics at all imaginable scales, from molecules to galaxies, solid mechanics, soft matter, granular media, instabilities and statistical physics.
- Biophysics: studies of biological systems, from molecular level to integrated systems, under controlled conditions in order to reduce and control the complexity of living organisms, or under natural conditions.
- Fundamental interactions: physics of fundamental interactions between elementary constituents of matter. The aim is to advance knowledge of the fundamental laws of nature at the shortest distances and to reconcile quantum mechanics with gravity.
- Astrophysics: research at the crossroads of fundamental questions in astrophysics (first stars, galaxy formation...), physics (magneto-hydrodynamic turbulence...) and cosmology (inflation, dark matter and energy).
18 research teams
Nano-optics – Christophe Voisin
Mesoscopics physics – Bernard Plaçais
QUAD : Quantum physics and devices – Carlo Sirtori
Random fields and out-of-equilibrium systems – Jesper Jacobsen
Condensed matter theory – Nicolas Regnault
Fields, strings and gravity – Jan Troost
Disordered systems and applications – Giulio Biroli
Nano-THz – Sukhdeep Dhillon
Astrophysics – Antoine Gusdorf
Theoretical neuroscience and biophysics – Vincent Hakim
Statistical physics and inference for biology – Simona Cocco
Microfluidics, emulsion and biology – Abdou Rachid Thiam
Micromegas / Nano-fluidics – Lydéric Bocquet
Mechanics, Soft matter, morphogenesis – Etienne Rolley
Non-linear physics – Stephan Fauve
ABCD biophysics lab – Vincent Croquette
Molecular membrane mechanisms – Christine Gourier and Frédéric Pincet
Interacting classical and quantum systems – Kris Van Houcke
Mis à jour le 3/5/2017