Contact information

Postal address
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modélisation
Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Site de Saint-Martin
2, avenue Adolphe-Chauvin
95302 Cergy-Pontoise CEDEX

E406 (building E, floor 4, door 06)

Phone number
+33 1 34 25 75 09

Email addresses
Primary: pierre-elie.larre@u-cergy.fr
Secondary: pierre-elie.larre@lkb.upmc.fr


I am an associate professor (nontenured) at the physics department of the Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France. I teach at every university level from the first year of the BSc degree program to the last year of the MSc one. I perform my research service at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modélisation, which is part of the Université de Cergy-Pontoise and of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Theoretical but closely connected with experiments, my research activity mainly deals with the topics listed below.

Topics.— Bose-Einstein condensation, superfluid hydrodynamics, nonlinear waves and their modulations, quantum correlations and entanglement, quantum simulation, analog Hawking radiation from acoustic black holes, nonequilibrium quantum many-body dynamics after quantum quenches, disorder, topology

Systems.— Quantum fluids of atoms in ultracold dilute vapors, of exciton-polaritons in semiconductor planar microcavities, and of photons in cavityless nonlinear dielectrics

Formalism.— (Dissipative) nonlinear Schrödinger–Gross-Pitaevskii equation, (modified) Korteweg-de Vries equation, Gardner equation, linear-response theory, weakly nonlinear multiscale expansions, Whitham modulation theory, low-energy quantum field theory, Bogoliubov theory, Popov theory, quantum Boltzmann equation, Born approximation

Short curriculum

November 2017 — Present
See above

September 2016 — October 2017
Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dominique Delande
Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, Sorbonne Université, École Normale Supérieure, Collège de France, France

November 2013 — July 2016
Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Iacopo Carusotto
BEC Center, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy

October 2010 — September 2013
PhD student under the supervision of Nicolas Pavloff
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques, Université Paris-Sud, France