[event] Waves in Complex Media Thematic School

From Theory to Practice

April 14th - 24th 2020

 Les Houches, France (French Alps)

Organizing Committee: Sylvain Gigan (Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel), Nicolas Cherroret (Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel), Alexandre Aubry (Langevin Institute)


Link: here, PDF: here

This school falls in line with the current rich activity in the physics of waves in complex media.
This research field not only covers optics, radio waves, but also acoustics (ultrasonic or seismic waves) and even quantum matter waves. In optics, it is especially important for a number of applications: biomedical imaging, photonics, bio-inspired materials or atom optics to give a few examples. The recent growth of these applications is, nevertheless, strongly connected with rich advances in fundamental physics: coherent transport and Anderson localization, cooperative effects, random-matrix theory, constitute fields where the progress in recent years has opened a new range of possibilities for applications. The objective of this school is to gather the best international specialists of the field, theoreticians and experimentalists, able to give solid bases on wave transport, imaging, control of waves in complex media and atomic physics, paying particular attention to the analogies between different types of waves and materials. The duration of the school (two weeks), as well as the combination of general lectures (6 to 8 hours) and of shorter seminars shedding light on the most recent developments, make the school especially dedicated to PhD students, postdocs and academic or R&D researchers who wish to develop their knowledge in this domain.


  • Allard Mosk (University of Twente, NL)
  • John Page (University of Manitoba, CA)
  • Romain Pierrat (CNRS, FR)
  • Stefan Rotter (TU Wien, AU)
  • Anne Sentenac (Institut Fresnel, FR)
  • Sergey Skipetrov (CNRS, FR)
  • Carlo Beenaker (Leiden University, NL),
  • Emmanuel Bossy (Université de Grenoble, FR)
  • Antoine Broaweys (Institut d’Optique, FR)
  • Dominique Delande (LKB, FR)
  • Mathias Fink (Institut Langevin, FR)
  • Arthur Goetschy (ESPCI, FR)

Applications Seminars

  • Jacopo Bertolotti (Exeter University, UK)
  • Jérome Beugnon (LKB, Paris)
  • Sophie Brasselet (Institut Fresnel, FR)
  • Michel Campillo (Université Grenoble-Alpes, FR)
  • Hui Cao (Yale University, US)
  • Rémi Carminati (ESPCI, FR)
  • Marcel Filoche (Ecole Polytechnique, FR)
  • Luis Froufe (Fribourg University, CH)
  • Robin Kaiser (Université Côte d’Azur, FR)
  • Ori Katz (Hebrew University, IL)
  • Vincent Josse (Institut d’Optique, FR)
  • Tsampikos Kottos (Wesleyan University, US)
  • Geoffroy Lerosey (GreenerWave, FR)
  • Riccardo Sapienza (Imperial College, UK)
  • Silvia Vignolini (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Laura Waller (Berkeley University)

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