Baniere waves 2023

SFO Thematic School 2023 : WAVES IN COMPLEX MEDIA

Houches Physics School, 18-29 septembre 2023

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 progresses in the recent years have 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 a 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.

Ecole thématique SFO 2023 : Ondes en milieux complexes : de la théorie à la pratique

Ecole de Physique des Houches, du 18 au 29 septembre 2023

Cette école s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’effervescence actuelle liée à la physique des ondes dans les milieux complexes.
Cette thématique couvre non seulement l’optique, les ondes radios, mais également l’acoustique (ondes sonores, ultrasonores, sismiques) et même les ondes de matière. En optique, elle est particulièrement importante pour de nombreuses applications : imagerie biomédicale, photonique, milieux bio-inspirés ou optique atomique pour ne citer que quelques exemples.
L’essor récent de ces applications est néanmoins indissociable de très riches développements en physique fondamentale : le transport cohérent et la localisation d’Anderson, les effets coopératifs, la théorie des matrices aléatoires, sont des domaines où les progrès récents ont ouvert de nouveaux champs d’applications inimaginables il y a encore quelques années.

L’ambition de cette école est de rassembler les meilleurs spécialistes internationaux du domaine, théoriciens comme expérimentateurs, capables de donner des bases solides sur les fondamentaux du transport des ondes, de l’imagerie, du contrôle des ondes en milieu complexe et de la physique atomique, en insistant sur les analogies entre les différents types d’ondes et de milieux.

Le format long (2 semaines), ainsi que la combinaison de cours magistraux (6 à 8h) et de séminaires plus courts éclairant certains des développements les plus récents, s’adressent tout particulièrement aux doctorants, postdoctorants et jeunes chercheurs académiques ou de R&D, désirant approfondir leurs connaissances dans cette thématique.

The school is limited to

58 attendees

Registration fees excl. taxes

Student : 1 500€
PhD/PostDoc : 1 700€
Permanent position in the private sector : 2 000€
CNRS Employees : 0€ 

Important Dates


First Submission campaign : until 17 march 2023 (Closed)
Second submission campaign : until 09 april (Closed)

Third submission campaign (Closed)

Answer to candidates by 03 May 2023 

Registration campaign : from May 3th to juin 15th 2023 

Contact us, if you have not received notification (Please, look at your SPAM before).

Practical information


Arrival: Monday, September 18th 2023.
Departure: Friday, September 29th 2023.



all participants will be hosted at "Ecole Physique des Houches". No booking needed!
You will be housed in single rooms in Chalet.
Accommodation are included in the registration fees.


The school starts on Tuesday September 19th,
Monday September 18 for an arrival in the afternoon, and lasts till Friday September 29, at noon.


All meals from diner of Monday September 18th, to lunch of Friday, September 29th are included in the registration fees.

SFO Thematic School 2023



Les Houches Physics School, Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley, France

18-29 September 2023


Sylvain Gigan (Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel)
Nicolas Cherroret (Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel)
Alexandre Aubry (Institut Langevin Ondes et Images)

Affiche waves 2023 v1Poster

Scientific program in English

Two poster sessions are planned during the school during which the participants can present their scientific activities.

Language: orals will be given in English, texts and visual supports will be in English

The lectures will be presented in English.

Programme waves

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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 Browaeys (Institut d’Optique, FR)
Mathias Fink (Institut Langevin, FR)
Arthur Goetschy (ESPCI, FR)
Robin Kaiser (Université Côte d’Azur, FR)

Applications Seminars

Jacopo Bertolotti (Exeter University, UK)
Tom Bienaimé (Institut ISIS, FR)
Sophie Brasselet (Institut Fresnel, FR)
Michel Campillo (Université Grenoble-Alpes, FR)
Hui Cao (Yale University, US)
Rémi Carminati (ESPCI, FR)
Marcel Filoche (ESPCI, FR)
Luis Froufe (Fribourg University, CH)
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)


Your Stay : Meal / Chalet / Weather
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Chalet, you will be housed in single rooms
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Les Houches School of Physics
140 Chemin de la Côte
F-74310 Les Houches
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Application - Waiting list

Deadline for application

April, 9th, 2023

To apply you have to fill in this application form.

With a short motivation letter (200 words max) and a short CV presenting your research activities and your Scientific abstract.

All candidates receive two emails

1)A confirmation of receipt of your application will be sent within 48 hours (business days)

2) A notification of the transmission of your application to the scientific evaluation committee on April 13th 2023

We kindly ask you to contact us before April 16th, 2023 at midnight if you have not received either of the two notifications.





- logo of your company on the site and the program with link url
- documentation in the pupils' locker (document of 2 pages max, A4 size max)
600 € TTC [500,00 € HT + 100,00 € (€ VAT)]


- demonstration on tabletop (hall or dedicated room ) On a specific time slot and included in the program
- 1 person presents for free, meal offered, the day of the demonstration (*)
- logo of your company on the site and the program with link url
- documentation in the pupils' pocket (document of 2 pages max, A4 size max)
(*) The travel and the stay of this person must be planned by your care, off-site of the School, and not supported by this commercial offer
1 200,00 € TTC [1 000,00 € HT + 200,00 € (€ VAT)]


- 1 person presents, meal offered, the day of the demonstration (*)
(*) The travel and the stay of this person must be planned by your care, off-site of the School, and not supported by this commercial offer
102,00 € TTC [85,00 € HT + 17,00 € (€ VAT)]

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SFO Thematic School

les Houches

Les Houches is a village located in Chamonix valley, in the French Alps.

Established in 1951, the Physics School is situated at 1150 m above sea level in natural surroundings, with breathtaking views on the Mont-Blanc mountain range. Les Houches Physics School is funded by Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble-INP, ENS Lyon, and CEA. Ecole de Physique des Houches, 149 Chemin de la Côte, F-74310 Les Houches, France.

Les houches

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