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  • École Résidentielle Nanosciences Ile-de-France 2017-06-25
    Deadline Sunday, April 30 2017 at Midnight

    Le C’Nano Idf organise la 11e édition de l’École Résidentielle "Nanosciences Ile-de-France" à l’intention de doctorants et jeunes chercheurs, du 25 au 30 juin 2017 à Etiolles (91).

  • Lectures on Novel Phenomena at Oxide Interfaces 2017-06-06

    Lecture 1. Introduction to the physics of oxide interfaces
    Lecture 2. Novel functionalities at oxide interfaces
    Lecture 3. Novel proximity phenomena at superconducting oxide interfaces
    Lecture 4. Nanoionics at oxide interfaces
    Attendance is free but registration is mandatory by sending an email to Javier Villegas

  • Mesoscopic Spintronics 2017-05-16

    Lecture 1 : Introduction to spintronics
    Lecture 2 : Recent topics in spintronics
    Lecture 3 : Spintronics in mesoscopic systems 1
    Lecture 4 : Spintronics in mesoscopic systems 2
    Lecture 5 : Latest issues and future perspectives in spintronics
    5 lectures (2 hours each)

    Contact : Taro Wakamura

  • Supersymmetry 2017-05-12

    Weyl Spinors
    N=1 Supersymmetry in Components, Supersymmetry Algebra
    Superspace, Superfields, Wess-Zumino Model
    Supersymmetric Gauge Theories
    Spontaneous Supersymmetry Breaking, Spontaneous Gauge Symmetry Breaking
    Radiative Corrections, Soft Supersymmetry Breaking, Hierarchy Problem
    The MSSM: Higgs Potential, Higgs Masses, Sparticle Masses
    R-Symmetry and R-Parity
    Requirements: Basic Quantum Field Theory, Standard Model of Particle Physics

    Contact : Ulrich Ellwanger

  • Mesoscopic Superconductivity 2017-04-18

    Superconductivity at the mesoscopic scale has been an extremely active field of research in the last 25 years. I will review the phenomena that have been discovered, which help understanding superconductivity and allow fabricating new types of electronic devices.
    From April 18th to May 30th 2017

    Contact : Hugues Pothier

  • Modèles de théorie de champs quantiques intégrables et le spectre d’AdS/CFT 2017-03-06

    Cours de Vladimir KAZAKOV, LPTENS et Université Paris-6
    12 cours de 3h, et 1 cours de 2h
    les lundis : 6,13,20,27 mars - 3,10,14,24 avril - 15,22,29 mai - 12,19 juin 2017
    à 14h00
    salle L367 - 3ème étage du Département de Physique de l’ENS - 24 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris

    Contact : Vladimir Kazakov

  • Tutoriel sur les Brevets d’invention 2017-02-03

    L’URFIST de Paris (Unité régionale de Formation à l’Information scientifique et technique) MENESR, Unité rattachée à l’École nationale des chartes, met en ligne un Tutoriel sur les Brevets d’invention, avec le soutien logistique et financier de la COMUE PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres). Vous le découvrirez sous :
    Il est libre d’accès, d’usage et de diffusion.

  • Cours Français Langue Étrangère - PSL 2016-11-07

    Les doctorants étrangers inscrits à PSL ayant besoin d’un accompagnement linguistique peuvent bénéficier de cours de français.

Upcoming thesis defenses

  • 2017-05-03 : Marion Imbault (IL)
    Quantitative and functional ultrafast ultrasound imaging of the human brain

    At : IPGP, Amphithéâtre, 1 rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris , on 14:00

    The objective of this thesis was to explore the potential of human brain ultrasound imaging. Anatomy, blood flow and soft tissue stiffness have already been studied with ultrafast ultrasound imaging in humans and validated in several organs, such as, the breast and liver but not yet on the adult brain. The main limitation of transcranial ultrasound imaging is today the very strong skull-induced aberration artefact. Indeed, the bone, due to its composition, does not allow for ultrasound propagation as elsewhere in the human body. Therefore, this thesis was focused on the development of ultrafast ultrasound imaging for the evaluation of soft tissue stiffness and neurofunctional imaging in the adult human brain, during brain surgery to bypass the problem of skull aberration, and on an aberration correction technique for transcranial ultrasound imaging. We first provided several evidence of the benefit of using shear wave elastography during brain surgery. We also presented our new technique for 3D shear wave elastography using a matrix array in order to be able to overcome the limitations of 2D imaging and in particular to reduce the operator dependence. In a second phase, we demonstrated the capability of ultrasound to identify, map and differentiate in depth cortical regions of activation in response to a stimulus, both in awake patients and in anaesthetized patients. We have demonstrated that ultrasound neurofunctional imaging has the potential to become a comprehensive modality of neuroimaging with major benefits for intraoperative use. In a third part, we developed a new sound speed estimation (SSE) technique, based on a three-step technique that estimates the sound speed accurately corresponding to the illuminated medium. This technique was tested in ultrasound phantoms and in vivo in patient’s liver. In both cases, our method was able to find the sound speed corresponding to the medium. We demonstrated that SSE was related to the fat fraction. This analysis led to the conclusion that SSE was able to distinguish a healthy liver from a diseased liver with both biopsy and MRI as gold standard. Combined with the use of the Wood’s formula, we were even able to access a fat fraction measured by non-invasive ultrasound. Finally, by combining the phase, the amplitude and the sound speed estimation, we have developed a new aberration correction algorithm to perform transcranial ultrasound imaging. By performing numerical simulations, we obtained images that faithfully represented the medium (lateral position and depth) and characterized by one resolution and one contrast similar to those obtained with a punctual source in the medium.

  • 2017-05-11 : Mihail Rabinovic (LKB)
    Quasithermalization de fermions dans un Potentiel Quadrupolaire et refroidissement évaporatif d'un gaz de 40K jusqu'à la dégénérescence Quantique

    At : Salle Conf. IV - E244 24 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris , on 14:00

    In this thesis we investigate experimentally the physics of a cold fermionic mixture consisting of 6Li and 40K. After a short description of the experimental apparatus and of a few technical particularities implemented during my PhD, for example the light-induced atomic desorption in the 2D-MOT by UV-light, we focus on two main observations of the fermionic nature of the gas. The first part describes the quasithermalization of 6Li in a magnetic quadrupole potential. Even though collisions are absent in a spin-polarized fermionic gas below a given temperature, the statistical ensemble undergoes energy redistribution after an excitation within the linear potential. We present an extensive experimental study as well as a comprehensive theoretical analysis. Moreover, the studied Hamiltonian can be canonically mapped onto a system of massless, harmonically trapped particles and the previously developed results are re-interpreted in order to describe this experimentally inaccessible system. A further development of the realized experiment allows even for the implementation of spin-orbit coupling in a gas of non-interacting fermions. In the second part, we describe the evaporative cooling of 40K to quantum degeneracy. Through different evaporative cooling stages we reach with a final number of 1.5e5 atoms in the ground-state a temperature of 62nK, which corresponds to 17% of the Fermi temperature.

  • 2017-05-31 : Lukasz Klotz (PMMH)
    Transition à la turbulence dans l’écoulement de Poiseuille Plan
  • 2017-05-31 : Saulo Vicente Moreira (MPQ)

  • 2017-06-07 : Alexandre Cameron (LPS-ENS)
    Effets de grande échelle en Turbulence

    At : Conf IV - ENS - 24 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris , on 14:00

    This manuscript describes how solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations behave in the large scales when forced in the small scales. It analyzes also the large scale behavior of magnetic fields solution of the kinetic induction equation when the velocity is in the small scales. The results were acquired with direct numeric simulation (DNS) using pseudo-spectral algorithms of the equations as well as their Floquet development. In the hydrodynamical case, the Floquet DNS were able to confirm the results of the AKA effect at low Reynolds number and extend them for Reynolds number of order one. The DNS were also used to study AKA-stable flows and identified a new instability that can be interpreted as a negative viscosity effect. In the magnetic case, the alpha effect is observe for a range of scale separation exceed know results by several orders of magnitude. It is also shown that the growth rate of the instability becomes independent of the scale separation once the magnetic field is destabilized in its small scales. The energy spectrum and the correlation time of absolute equilibrium solution of the truncated Euler equation are presented. A new regime where the correlation time is governed by helicity is exhibited. These results are also compared with those coming from large scale modes of solutions of the Navier-Stokes equation forced in the small scales. They show that the correlation time increases with the helicity of the flow.

  • 2017-06-23 : Andreas Mayer (LPTENS)
    Systèmes immunitaires optimales

    At : Conf IV 24 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris , on 13:30

  • 2017-06-23 : Florent Michel (LPT Orsay)
    Nonlinear and quantum effects in analogue gravity

    At : Amphi LPT Orsay , on 14:00

    This thesis deals with some properties of classical and quantum scalar fields in an inhomogeneous and/or time-dependent background, focusing on models where the latter can be described as a curved space-time with an event horizon. While naturally formulated in a gravitational context, such models extend to many physical systems with an effective Lorentz invariance at low energy. We shall see how this effective symmetry allows one to relate the behavior of perturbations in these systems to black-hole physics, what are its limitations, and in which sense results thus obtained are “analogous” to their general relativistic counterparts. My collaborators and I focused on three aspects of the behavior of fields close to the (analogue) event horizon in models with an effective low-energy Lorentz symmetry. The first one concerns nonlinear effects, which had been given little attention in view of their crucial importance for understanding the evolution in time of Hawking radiation as well as for experimental realizations. We showed in particular how they determine the late-time behavior in stable and unstable configurations. The second aspect concerns linear and quantum effects. We studied the Hawking radiation itself in several models and what replaces it when continuously erasing the horizon. We also characterized and classified the different types of linear instabilities which can occur. Finally, we contributed to the design and analysis of “analogue gravity” experiments in Bose-Einstein condensates, hydrodynamic flows, and acoustic setups, of which I report the main results.


  • Congrès Général de la Société Française de Physique2017-07-03

    DL Tuesday, May 02 2017 at Midnight

    Le prochain Congrès Général de la SFP se tiendra au Campus d' Orsay à la Faculté des Sciences de l'Université Paris Sud, composante de l'Université Paris Saclay du 3 au 7 juillet 2017.


  • Journée scientifique de l’EDPIF (pour la promo 2015)2017-06-17

    Une journée scientifique s’adressant aux doctorants de seconde année (promo 2015) est organisée le lundi 19 juin 2017, sur le campus des Cordeliers, amphi Bilski-Pasquier, 15 rue de l’école de médecine, Paris 6e.

  • Workshop "Stochastic thermodynamics : principles and applications"2017-06-08

    Les 8 et 9 juin à l’Université d’Orsay.
    Dans ce workshop qui prendra la forme d’une série de cours, on revisitera notamment des notions classiques comme celles de potentiels thermodynamiques, dont la généralisation hors d’équilibre est un sujet de recherche actuel, lié notamment à la théorie des grandes déviations. On discutera aussi des développements récents autour de la notion d’efficacité énergétique.

    Contact : David Lacoste

  • Journée scientifique du programme doctoral "Interfaces Pour le Vivant" du 28 avril 20172017-04-28

    Cette journée sera l’occasion d’échanger entre futurs docteurs et chercheurs sur les différentes interfaces avec la biologie. Elle aura lieu le vendredi 28 avril 2017 de 9h30 à 17h30 à Amphithéâtre 45B sur le Campus Jussieu.

    Contact : Marguerite Lapierre

  • Nouveau cadre réglementaire du doctorat2016-05-25

    L’ Arrêté du 25 mai 2016 fixant le cadre national de la formation et des modalités conduisant à la délivrance du diplôme national de doctorat -- en vigueur à partir 1er septembre 2016 -- abroge et remplace de nombreux arrétés antérieurs

Call for projects and applications

  • Bourses de thèses CFM 2017-04-28
    Deadline Thursday, June 15 2017 at 23:59:00

    Le financement de thèse “Jean-Pierre Aguilar” est d’un montant 2250 Euros mensuels, sensiblement supérieur à toutes les bourses de thèses disponibles. Il comprend de plus un financement spécifique pour des voyages à l’étranger de 4500 Euros sur la durée de la thèse. La date limite est le 15 juin 2017 et une vive préférence est donnée aux candidats sélectionnés par une École Doctorale, même si les demandes spontanées ne sont pas systématiquement rejetées. Pour la sélection par l'ED, envoyer le dossier de candidature à avant le 8 juin 2017.

  • Appel à Projets 2017 : Programme Doctoral Interdisciplinaire en Cancérologie 2017-04-25
    Deadline Friday, April 28 2017 at Midnight

    Le programme doctoral en Cancérologie propose un contrat doctoral afin de soutenir tout projet de recherche innovant permettant de mieux comprendre les mécanismes de cancérogénèse et contribuant à améliorer le diagnostic, le pronostic, le traitement et/ou le suivi personnalisé des patients.

  • Allocations doctorales sur domaines ciblés (ARDoC) 2017 2017-04-12
    Deadline Monday, May 15 2017 at Midnight

    La Région Île-de-France attribue chaque année des allocations de recherche doctorales sur domaines ciblés hors Domaines d'intérêt majeur (DIM).
    Ce dispositif vise à améliorer les conditions de formation des doctorants et à favoriser l’emploi scientifique des jeunes chercheurs par le biais d’un système d’allocations de recherche attractif d’une durée maximale de 36 mois, fondé sur un financement intégral par la Région.

  • Prix de thèse du réseau national RENATECH des grandes centrales de micro- et nanotechnologie académiques 2017-03-31
    Deadline Friday, May 19 2017 at Midnight

    Le prix RENATECH récompensera un travail remarquable dans le domaine des micro-nanotechnologies effectué dans le cadre d’une thèse de doctorat. Le lauréat recevra un certificat et une tablette électronique. Il sera convié à présenter ses travaux comme orateur invité à une session du colloque JNTE-2017 qui se tiendra du 20 au 22 novembre 2017 à Orléans.

    Contact : Caroline BOISARD, Pole TGIR, Responsable de projet – RTB Renatec

  • Campagne nationale Doctorat handicap 2017 2017-03-30
    Deadline Thursday, May 11 2017 at noon

    La campagne annuelle "doctorat handicap" propose à nouveau le financement de 25 contrats à des étudiants présentant un projet de thèse et reconnus bénéficiaires de l’obligation de l’emploi.

    Contact : Laura Ledez

  • Prix de thèse systèmes complexes 2017 2017-02-23
    Deadline Sunday, April 30 2017 at Midnight

    Ce prix de thèse a pour objectif de mettre à l’honneur la recherche en systèmes complexes et de distinguer les travaux de jeunes chercheurs et chercheuses particulièrement prometteurs.
    Les candidats et candidates éligibles sont des chercheurs et chercheuses ayant soutenu leur thèse dans une école doctorale française en 2016.

    Contact :

  • Concours Science & Humour 2017-02-16
    Deadline Tuesday, May 02 2017 at Midnight

    La Société Française de Physique lance le concours Science & Humour, parrainé par Cédric Villani. Ce concours d'images (dessins, bd, photos) s'adresse aux scientifiques en herbe comme aux confirmés et porte sur le thème suivant : "Montrer la science et/ou la vie des chercheuses et chercheurs sur un ton décalé et humoristique".

  • Appel à candidatures CONACYT (Mexique) 2017-02-10
    Deadline Friday, May 19 2017 at Midnight

    Le CONACYT - Conseil National de la Science et de la Technologie du Mexique - finance des bourses doctorales destinées à des étudiants mexicains souhaitant réaliser leur doctorat en France.

    Contact : Nicolas Poussielgue

  • Subventions PRESTIGE pour mobilités post-doc de et vers la France 2016-11-24

    The PRESTIGE programme, coordinated by Campus France, is co-financed under the Marie Curie Actions-COFUND of the FP7.
    PRESTIGE is open to all scientific fields provided that each proposed research project is in compliance with the EU ethics rules. Co-financing partners may however limit the eligible scientific fields, according to their own prioritised thematic areas.

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