# Research topics

## Scientific objectives

The core objective at LPTMS is the study and modelisation of classical and quantum systems with methods and techniques of statistical physics. The main thematics are:

- investigations of complexity due to disorder, chaos and dimensionality,
- applications to condensed matter physics, solid state physics, mesoscopic physics, and atomic and molecular physics,
- relations to mathematics, information technology and biological systems, economy, games theory.

## Topics

- Condensed matter, quantum fluids, topological defects in electronic systems, ferroelectricity and charge ordering in organic conductors, conducting polymers, coherent transport in mesoscopic networks, Kondo effect and quantum dots, Bose-Einstein condensation, strongly correlated fermions, quantum transport, quantum information.
- Statistical physics, dynamical systems, extreme value statistics, growth problems, topological aspects, nodes and braids, Brownian motion, integrable models, quantum chaos, thermodynamics of finite systems, number theory.
- Disordered systems, soft matter, physics biology interface, glasses, optimization, biophysics, information theory, colloids, non-equilibrium systems, granular gases (kinetic and hydrodynamic theory).

## Computing facilities

- A cluster of 156 processors computers with 1-192 Gb of memory per processor.