Disordered quantum systems: from electrons to cold atoms May, 2014


During more than 50 years since the discovery of Anderson localization of particles, the physics of disordered quantum systems underwent tremendous developments. At present, the localization of interacting particles remains one of the global problems in condensed matter physics. The key issues concern metal-insulator transitions in mesoscopic systems, electron-phonon interaction and transport in the insulating and metallic states, superconductor-insulator transitions, disordered Josephson arrays. In the last decade, localization of interacting particles became one of the key problems in ultracold atomic quantum gases, which have temperatures in the nanokelvin regime and eight orders of magnitude lower densities than liquid helium. After first successful experiments in Orsay and Florence, the domain of quantum gases in disorder is rapidly growing. The aim of the present workshop is to bring together leading experts in condensed matter and atomic physics and to discuss recent developments in the field of disordered quantum systems.

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Organizing Committee

Invited speakers:

  • Alain Aspect (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau)
  • Giulio Biroli (CEA, Saclay)
  • Hélène Bouchiat (LPS, Orsay)
  • Vincent Bouchiat (Institut Néel, Grenoble)
  • Dominique Delande (LKB ENS, Paris)
  • Benoît Douçot (LPTHE, Paris)
  • Sergey Flach (Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Antoine Georges (Collège de France, Paris)
  • Thierry Giamarchi (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Igor Lerner (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Charly Marcus (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Giovanni Modugno (LENS, Florence, Italy)
  • Gilles Montambaux (LPS, Orsay)
  • Hugues Pothier (CEA, Saclay)
  • Benjamin Sacépé (Institut Néel, Grenoble)
  • Laurent Sanchez-Palencia (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau)
  • Andrey Varlamov (Rome University Tor Vergata, Italy)
  • Vladimir Yudson (RQC, Moscow, Russia)


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