• From Feb 27, 2022 to Mar 4, 2022
    Single-molecule approaches have changed how many biological problems are studied. These techniques provide previously unobtainable data on fundamental biochemical processes that are essential for all forms of life. This meeting explores the dynamics and mechanics of these processes at the single-molecule level (DNA/RNA-protein and protein-protein interactions, molecular motors, membrane physics, etc). Force, torque, diffusion, statistical and optical physics, as well as observation of single molecule interactions will play a major role. New techniques will also be presented.
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  • From Mar 13, 2022 to Mar 18, 2022
    This school focuses on advanced techniques used to produce, analyze and investigate the properties and the evolution of extraterrestrial analogs in the laboratory, dedicated to improve our understanding of the origin and evolution of complex molecular matter observed in space, from dense molecular clouds up to the formation of new stars, planetary bodies and comets. The program will present a wide range of complementary and advanced methods developed in recent years in close connection to the most relevant astronomical observations. Emphasis will be put on the degree of chemical and/or structural complexity which can be achieved in the gas and solid phases and at their interface under space conditions. The methods used to characterize the physics of silicates and carbonaceous dust, and to investigate the formation/destruction processes of ices will be detailed. Techniques used to analyze matter from cometary and true-extra-terrestrial origins will also be presented.
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  • From Mar 20, 2022 to Mar 25, 2022
    Nonlinear dynamics has reached considerable breadth and diversification in recent years. Physicists are applying it in fields as diverse as fluid dynamics, climate and weather forecast, neuroscience, socioeconomic systems, and many more. On the one hand we have witnessed amazing progress in many of these fields, as exemplified by the intriguing level of detail with which cardiac dynamics is now studied and modeled. On the other hand, this diversification in applications is somewhat masking the fact that we are presently facing substantial but similar challenges in different fields. This workshop will bring together researchers on nonlinear dynamics working in diverse fields and will focus on common topical challenges that are showing up in various applications.
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  • From Mar 27, 2022 to Apr 1, 2022
    Exploring, understanding, and describing materials with strong electronic Coulomb correlations remain among the big challenges of modern condensed-matter physics. This school will address the understanding of the physics of quantum materials with a focus on superconductivity, including materials growth, experimental results and theory. Lectures will provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamental ideas, the current status, the recent developments, and the perspective future directions in the field. This school is addressed to graduate students and young researchers.
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  • From Apr 3, 2022 to Apr 8, 2022
    This school will cover the physics of solar cells, from basics to advanced concepts, with a focus on material science. It will cover the fundamental principles and theoretical limits of solar cells. The structural, optical, transport properties of materials will be reviewed and linked to the performances of devices, and the role of interfaces, defects, passivation, and nanostructures will be emphasized. Advanced characterization techniques and key challenges of materials will be also detailed.
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  • From Apr 10, 2022 to Apr 15, 2022
    This biophysics school aims to train students and young researchers to master the labels used in advanced fluorescence microscopy: their diversity, their mechanisms, their practical use and the current developments in the field. Focus will be given to fluorescent proteins and organic dyes used in single-molecule imaging and spectroscopy techniques.
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  • From Apr 18, 2022 to Apr 22, 2022
    The school objective is to broadcast among a wide community the possibilities of high precision measurement and new physics made possible by the optical fiber transfer of a frequency reference, coupled to a frequency comb. The covered applications concern fundamental physics or atomic and molecular high-resolution spectroscopy. The school will also deal with recent technological breakthrough involving time and frequency transfer like synchronisation of long range measurements and quantum key distribution.
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  • From Apr 24, 2022 to Apr 29, 2022
    The workshop “Planet Mars V” will be the 5th edition of a series which has taken place in the Center of Physics since 2003. As for the previous editions, the format of the workshop will encourage discussions. Leading scientists will present their views on key topics: (1) internal structure and magnetism; (2) volcanism, geomorphology, geology, mineralogy and petrology; (3) atmospheric cycles, water history and atmospheric escape. Special attention will be given to the prospect of future planetary missions to Mars.
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  • From May 2, 2022 to May 13, 2022
    This pre-doctoral school will cover several aspects of quantum simulation and computation from fundamental principles to applications. Starting from broad tutorials on many-body physics, atomic and solid state quantum simulators, we will review in-depth the recent technology breakthroughs and the most promising theoretical approaches. Several seminars will be given by industrial partners and practical work on programming a quantum computer will be proposed.
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  • From May 15, 2022 to May 20, 2022
    The goal of the school is to train the future on-call scientists who will be responsible for the scientific organization of multi-wavelength observations of the gamma-ray bursts detected by SVOM. These scientists are called : the SVOM Burst Advocates.The workshop will begin with a general presentation of the SVOM mission by detailing its operational characteristics.After this presentation, 3 GRB follow-up specialists will clarify the role of the “Burst Advocates" in 3 domains: The simulation of a GRB follow-up based on the Swift experience (BAT, XRT, UVOT). The organization of the short-term follow-up with robotic telescopes on the ground. The organization of long-term follow-up with large telescopes.Then four half days hands-on sessions in small groups will be organized to train the future SVOM BAs. The last day is devoted to the feedback on the hands-on session and the feedback of the Swift BA activities.
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  • From May 29, 2022 to Jun 3, 2022
    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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  • From Jun 5, 2022 to Jun 10, 2022
    Sediment transport controls the morphology of rivers, estuaries and coastal oceans. It is by nature a two-phase problem in which fine grain-scale processes such as collisions, segregation, or enduring contacts and turbulent-particle interactions locally control particle transport. Particulate geophysical flows is a truly multi-scale phenomenon with length-scales ranging from the submillimeter of a sand grain to the kilometer scale of a river section. This question of scale will be central in the workshop with the aim to foster the transfer of the most recent advances on the understanding of these fine-scale processes and to establish research perspectives.
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  • From Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 17, 2022
    The Interstellar Shocks School is a one-week session in the Physics school of Les Houches. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive view of the physics and chemistry of interstellar shocks and detailed presentation of the multiple impacts they have on their close environments (i.e. energetics, star formation, cosmic ray acceleration). The session will include lectures dedicated to the physical, thermal, and chemical processes at play in shocks, observations of shocks in galactic and extragalactic sources, as well as state-of-the-art models, and lab experiments. Those lectures will be completed with tutorial and hands-on sessions so that all participants can get familiar with publicly available codes simulating the propagation of interstellar shock waves.
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  • From Jun 20, 2022 to Jul 1, 2022
    The primary objective of this school is to present to scientists involved in the Euclid project a wide range of fundamental aspects of modern cosmology.The school will review the main theoretical, observational, instrumental and numerical techniques used to analyze various cosmological probes such as galaxy clustering, weak and strong lensing, clusters cosmology, redshift space distortions or baryon acoustic oscillations.It will also focus on the complementarities between the major cosmological surveys such as Euclid, SKA, LSST or CMB experiments.
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  • From Jul 4, 2022 to Jul 29, 2022
    The school is aimed primarily at the growing audience of theoretical physicists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists 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 related mathematics and probability theory. We will put a special focus on methods of statistical physics and their results in the context of current questions and theories related to these problems. Open questions and directions will be discussed as well.
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  • From Aug 1, 2022 to Aug 26, 2022
    Ultra-sensitive mechanical measurements have experienced a huge development over the last 30 years,taking advantage of new micro/nanofabrication technologies and new detection techniques.Such measurements are now at the core of a huge spectrum of research in both applied and fundamental physics, such as gravitational-wave detection,atomic force microscopy, quantum measurement theory, equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium statistical physics, biomechanics...The school will give a thorough and exhaustive vision of the field.
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  • From Aug 29, 2022 to Sep 9, 2022
    Strong electronic correlations lead to a rich variety of exotic states of matter. The most direct approach to understand these systems is to study their microscopic electronic structure. This School will introduce the recent experimental developments in UV and X-ray spectroscopies and their theoretical description, from their basic unifying principles to their applications in the study of correlated electron systems. The School is open to graduate students and young researchers working in the field.
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  • From Sep 12, 2022 to Sep 23, 2022
    After the detection of more than 4,000 exoplanets in 3,000 different exoplanetary systems, our knowledge on the physical, dynamical and chemical characteristics of these objects is still limited, especially for the transitional objects, of radius intermediate between Earth and Neptune, which dominate the exoplanetary census.For these reasons, international and national agencies prioritize facilities totally or partly dedicated to exoplanets’ characterization, like JWST, ELT or ARIEL.This thematic school will train the community in data reduction, spectroscopy, dynamics, and chemistry to analyse and interpret these future observations.
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  • From Sep 26, 2022 to Oct 7, 2022
    The first week will establish a solid, common background for all students, with lectures on fundamental topics in the physics of cold atoms: laser cooling and trapping, cold collision, interferometry, superfluidity. The second week will focus on the physics of quantum mixtures in fermionic and bosonic systems, addressing, among others, the questions of fermionic superfluidity, miscibility, impurities, molecules, and synthetic dimensions.
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  • From Oct 10, 2022 to Oct 21, 2022
    Frontiers of Condensed Matter aims at offering final year Master students and junior PhD students a high-level training program in the general area of condensed matter physics. The session consists of lecture series on topics such as Quantum Transport, Topological Phases, Strongly Correlated Systems, and Quantum Information – complemented by more specialized pedagogical seminars on timely topics as well as poster sessions and discussion forums. It is the 8th event in a series of doctoral training sessions organized since 2010.
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  • From Oct 24, 2022 to Nov 4, 2022
    This doctoral school trains PhD and Master students by covering most aspects of Solid Earth sciences, including seismology, mineralogy, geodynamics, geophysics and geochemistry. A field excursion is often proposed to link theoretical aspects to observations in the nearby Alps. This doctoral training welcomes students trained in geology, physics, chemistry, mathematics or computer science who are interested in the interior of the Earth.
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  • From Nov 7, 2022 to Nov 9, 2022
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