Program 2020

  • IMAGING IMMUNITY from Nanoscale to Macroscale-Insights from Biophysics
    From January 12, 2020 to January 17, 2020
    Doctors are now treating thousands of patients with expensive antibodies and bioengineered immune cells, while little is known about the complex interactions within the immune system. To propose new theories and experimental approaches TOPIM 2020 will crosslink theoretical and applied physics of immunity with in vivo imaging of the insult, the damage, the response, and the memory of immunity.
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  • CERN LHCb-Team Retreat
    From January 22, 2020 to January 24, 2020
    The members of the CERN LHCb-Team will meet to review their scientific activities. The recent results as well as the planning for the future operation and commissioning of the LHCb experiment shall be discussed in particular with the young postdocs, in order to identify areas where additional effort would be most welcome. The retreat shall reinforce cooperation and mutual understanding among all members of the team.
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  • Workshop on Recrystallization and Grain Growth
    From January 26, 2020 to January 31, 2020
    The recrystallisation and grain growth CNRS research group holds its 2020 workshop at Les Houches School of Physics, at Les Houches (Haute-Savoie, France) from 27-31 January 2020.The workshop will include 4 themes (fundamental mechanisms, recrystallisation in the industrial context, experimental characterization and simulation) presented through invited and contributed talks, discussions and practical sessions (software, data analysis, etc.) and a session organised by junior researchers.
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  • Single Molecule Biophysics
    From February 2, 2020 to February 7, 2020
    This meeting aims to explore the dynamics and mechanics of fundamental biological processes at the single molecule level (e.g., DNA- or RNA-protein interactions, protein-protein interactions, molecular motors, membrane biophysics, etc.). Experiments that control and probe physical parameters such as force, torque, stochasticity and thermal fluctuations play a major role in understanding biology at this scale. New techniques that enable new assays in this field will also be presented.During this meeting the attendees are invited to share their latest (unpublished) work in their field. All participants present their work with a poster and/or, when selected, with a short talk.
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  • DYMAT Winter School 2020
    From February 9, 2020 to February 14, 2020
    The dynamic behavior of materials is present through a large number of applications such as impact loadings, blasting and detonation, modern production processing, brittle failure of solids and structures… In such cases the material behavior is no longer quasi-static and the dynamic behavior of the materials needs to be properly accounted for. This winter school aims at gathering PhD students as well as senior researchers studying experimentally, developing models and numerical approaches to improve the knowledge in the area of the material behavior under dynamic loading
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  • Recent Progress on Glassy Systems: Marginal Stable Phase, Quantum Behaviour and Machine Learning
    From February 16, 2020 to February 21, 2020
    This workshop is dedicated to PhD Students, Post-Docs as well as confirmed researchers interested in the Statistical Physics of Disordered and Glassy Systems, its fundamental aspects and the applications in the fields of Statistical Inference and Machine Learning. The school will focus on recent progresses achieved in the subjects of the lectures. For each topic, there will be a review lecture and four topical seminars. Ample time will be left for discussions and interactions among the participants.
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  • First Solids and Planetesimals: Formation Conditions and Evolution
    From February 23, 2020 to February 28, 2020
    The school will take place in a dynamic scientific context with new emerging models of the formation conditions of the first solids of the Solar System based on meteorite studies. In addition, important theoretical developments have been established on the conditions of dust coagulation and gas-dust instabilities in accretion disks. Finally, the observation with the ALMA interferometer (Chile) revealed complex structures with the systematic presence of rings and gaps in all extended protoplanetary disks. These new models and observations offer a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the formation and evolution of the first objects in planetary systems, which are characterized by extremely complex phenomena at different scales. The school will thus address multiple complementary aspects of the formation of the Solar System through lectures that will be given by specialists.
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  • Physics of Solar Cells: from Basic Principles to Advanced Characterization
    From March 1, 2020 to March 6, 2020
    The goal of this school is to cover the physics of solar cells from basics to most advanced concepts, with a focus on advanced characterization techniques. It will cover the fundamental principles and theoretical limits of solar cells (including advanced concepts for high efficiency), an overview of technologies (state-of-the-art and major challenges), modeling, photonics, interfaces and heterostructures, and a detailed description of the advanced characterization techniques of materials and devices.
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  • Cloud Academy II: Cloud Formation and Properties in Extrasolar Planets => CANCELLED
    From March 8, 2020 to March 13, 2020
    Clouds and hazes form in nearly every type of planetary atmospheres. They fundamentally impact the atmospheric structure and spectra of exoplanets and even influence their habitability. Intensive observing efforts have generated an abundance of data on clouds and hazes in exoplanets but modeling expertise in the community has lagged. This school will focus on physical models for cloud and haze formation in planetary atmospheres in different radiation environments, and include reviews on exoplanet observations and laboratory studies. The previous sessions (e.g. Cloud Academy I) focused on atmosphere circulation and the general concept of cloud formation in exoplanet and solar system planets. The present session forges a closer link to observations through detailed atmosphere models as exoplanet research is now developing into the characterization of exoplanets. We therefore aim to establish an ongoing effort to help the community keep up to date and exchange ideas on this rapidly developing field.
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    From March 14, 2020 to May 31, 2020
  • SVOM Burst Advocates Winter School => CANCELLED
    From March 15, 2020 to March 20, 2020
    In March 2020, about a year and a half before the launch of SVOM, we organize a workshop on the operational scientific organization during the mission's operation. This organization will be based on a team of young scientists on call, able to organize the scientific follow-up of SVOM's alerts: the "Burst Advocates".We propose to train the future "Burst Advocates" by putting them in an operational situation with the simulation of alerts from the satellite.After a presentation of the expected role of "Burst Advocates", the participants will carry out four hands-on sessions spread on the whole week.
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  • Interstellar Shocks => CANCELLED
    From March 22, 2020 to March 27, 2020
    Our goal is to provide a comprehensive view of the physics and chemistry of interstellar shocks and a detailed presentation of the multiple impacts they have on their environments (energetics, star formation, cosmic ray acceleration). The session includes lectures dedicated to the physical, thermal, and chemical processes at play, observations of shocks in galactic and extragalactic sources, as well as state-of-the-art models, and lab experiments. The lectures will be completed with hands-on sessions.
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  • Fluorescence Markers for Advanced Microscopy: from Photophysics to Biology => CANCELLED
    From March 29, 2020 to April 3, 2020
    This biophysics school aims at training students and young researchers to master the fluorescent labels used in advanced fluorescence microscopy: their diversity, their mechanisms, their practical use and the developments in the field.
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  • Collisions of Fast Particles with Surfaces => CANCELLED
    From April 5, 2020 to April 10, 2020
    The 2020 AEROSPACE THEMATIC WORKSHOP on "Fundamentals of of Collisions of Fast Particles with Surfaces" will take place during the week of 5-10 April 2020 at the Les Houches School of Physics, near Mont Blanc and the city of Chamonix in the French Alps. This is the second conference on this topic, in a consecrated series dedicated to the fundamental issues of scientific disciplines relevant to aeronautics and space. The first one had taken place in Aussois in 2016.
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  • Waves in Complex Media - from Theory to Practice => CANCELLED
    From April 13, 2020 to April 24, 2020
    The physics of waves in complex media is especially important for biomedical imaging, photonics, or atom optics to give a few examples. Such applications are also strongly connected with fundamental wave phenomena such as Anderson localization and mathematical tools going from probability to random matrix theory. The objective of this school is to gather the best international specialists of the field able to give solid bases on wave control, transport and imaging in complex media, paying a particular attention to the analogies between different types of waves and materials.
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  • Planet Mars - V => CANCELLED
    From May 3, 2020 to May 8, 2020
    The workshop “Planet Mars V” will be the fifth edition of a series which has taken place in the Center of Physics in Les Houches since 2003. These workshops bring together senior and young scientists, postdocs and students in order to optimize the analysis and interpretation of space data, and to prepare the community for the best exploitation of forthcoming missions. Leading scientists will present their views on key topics, such as (1) internal structure and magnetism; (2) volcanism, geomorphology, geology, mineralogy and petrology; (3) atmospheric cycles, water history and atmospheric escape.
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  • Physics of Biological Fluids and Tissues: Concepts and Methods for the Study of their Multiscale Interactions => CANCELLED
    From May 10, 2020 to May 15, 2020
    Interdisciplinary research at the junction between physics, mechanics and biology has been attracted a growing number of researchers for a few decades. This school aims at making young scientists steming from the different communities become familiar with quantitative methods, whose goal is to characterize the mechanical behaviour of biological material, from cellular scale to macroscopic scale.
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  • Wave Turbulence => CANCELLED
    From May 24, 2020 to May 29, 2020
    Wave Turbulence is a general framework to describe a statistical state made of a large number of non linear waves. In the weakly nonlinear limit, Weak Turbulence Theory uses classical tools of out of equilibrium statistical physics to study waves and dispersive systems. A major concern is to understand the validity regimes of this theory and what are the main processes that restrict its validity. This springs school aims a gathering Mathematicians and Physicists, theoreticians and experimentalists for an interdisciplinary meeting on the issue of Wave Turbulence.
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  • New Developments in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy and Outreach to Modern Applications => CANCELLED
    From May 31, 2020 to June 5, 2020
    Organized around lectures on modern developments in high resolution molecular spectroscopy and its applications, given by highly-qualified scientists, this international workshop aims to build and sustain strong bridges between doctoral students/postdocs currently in academia and the socio-economic world. The workshop will focus on existing and future connections between fundamental and applied spectroscopy in the context of current developments (theory, photonics...) and scientific challenges in various application fields (Astrophysics, Atmospheric Science, Life Science, Industry...).The workshop is especially dedicated to the young researchers in the field.
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  • TSCR Workshop on Protein Dynamics => POSTPONED TO 2021
    From June 7, 2020 to June 12, 2020
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  • The Science of Future Cosmological Surveys - Advanced Euclid School => POSTPONED IN 2021
    From June 15, 2020 to June 26, 2020
    The primary objective of this school is to offer to scientists involved in the Euclid project an initiation and a deepening of the issues underlying major cosmological surveys. The lectures will address the different aspects (theoretical, observational, methodological, numerical, ...). They will be particularly appropriate for scientists who are strongly involved in the Euclid project.
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  • EMBO Workshop on ImmunoBiophysics: from Fundamental Physics to the Understanding of the Immune Response => POSTPONED TO 2021
    From June 28, 2020 to July 3, 2020
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  • Summer School: Emergent Electronic States Confined at Interfaces => REMOTED
    From July 6, 2020 to July 24, 2020
    Transition metal oxide surfaces and interfaces, twisted bilayer graphene and dichalcogenide bilayers host emergent electronic states arising from an interplay of crystal structure, kinetics, Coulomb interactions, orbital specialization and spin-orbit contributions. These confined systems can be driven across insulator to metal or to superconductor transitions, and in some cases large magneto-resistive or spin fluctuation regimes. Topological properties are also expected for several materials. The scope of the school is to present the theoretical approaches and experimental tools allowing us to capture the physics at play for these emergent states. Spintronics and oxide electronics applications will also be discussed.?
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  • Joint Structures and Common Foundation of Statistical Physics, Information Geometry and Inference for Learning
    From July 26, 2020 to July 31, 2020
  • Summer School: Statistical Physics & Machine Learning => reduced to 11 days workshop
    From August 3, 2020 to August 14, 2020
    The school is aimed primarily at the growing audience of theoretical physicists, applied mathematicians and colleagues from other computational fields interested in machine learning, neural networks, and high-dimensional data analysis. We shall cover basics and frontiers of high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, theory of computing and statistical learning, and the relevant mathematics and probability theory. We will put a special focus in particular on methods of statistical physics and their results in the context of current questions and theories related to these problems. The school will also cover some examples of applications of machine learning methods in physics research, as well as other emerging applications of wide interest. Open questions and directions will be presented as well.
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  • Doctoral Training: SUCCESS 2020 - School on Ultraviolet and X-Ray Spectroscopies of Correlated Electron Systems => Cancelled
    From August 31, 2020 to September 11, 2020
    Strong electron correlations lead to numerous exotic states of matter. These are best understood by studying their electronic structure. This school will introduce the recent experimental and theoretical developments in UV and X-ray spectroscopies, from their basic unifying principles to their applications, in the study of correlated electron materials. The school is addressed to graduate students (Master and PhD) and young researchers (postdocs and junior academics) working in the field.
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  • Quantum Technologies with Light and Matter
    From September 13, 2020 to September 18, 2020
    From basic science (disordered media, dipole-dipole interaction, Rydberg atoms) to more technologically oriented courses (plasmonic, nanophotonics, sensing), we will provide an in-depth review of the most active topics about light-matter interactions for quantum technologies.
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  • Multiple Scattering Green's Function for Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy Calculations => Cancelled
    From September 21, 2020 to October 2, 2020
    The purpose of this school is to provide a detailed overview of Green’s function methods in elec-tronic structure and spectroscopies, on the basis of multiple scattering theory. Leading experts coming from complementary disciplines will present the mathematical foundations of scattering theory, the basics of multiple scattering in the Green’s function and T-matrix approach, and applications. This school will provide early stage researchers with the necessary background and experience on multiple scattering techniques for possible application in their particular field of interest in condensed matter research.
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  • Doctoral Training: Ultracold Molecules: Quantum Physics and Applications => CANCELLED
    From October 5, 2020 to October 16, 2020
    The training school is devoted to the field of Ultracold Matter which has flourished these past years into a very diverse and active community worldwide. The school aims at gathering PhD students of many different countries and offering a high-level training program. The first week is devoted to background lectures on the general aspects of ultracold atomic physics. The second week focuses this year on the growing field of ultracold molecules and their quantum applications.
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  • Doctoral Training: Solid Earth => Cancelled
    From October 18, 2020 to October 23, 2020
    This doctoral school trains PhD and Master students by covering most aspects of Solid Earth sciences, including seismology, mineralogy, geodynamics, geophysics and geochemistry. A complementary field excursion is often proposed to link theoretical aspects to observations in the nearby Alps
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  • CERN Theory Department Retreat => Cancelled
    From November 4, 2020 to November 6, 2020

Published on  October 11, 2019
Updated on January 10, 2020