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Summer School "Mesoscopic Physics in Complex Media"


Proceedings of the School are published on-line !

Group photo

Photo album by Felix Izrailev

GDR MésoImage and the German research group DFG Forschergruppe 760 "Scattering Systems with Complex Dynamics" organized a Summer school on wave propagation and scattering in random, chaotic and other complex systems. The School took place at the Institute of Scientific Studies in Cargèse (IESC) at Corsica island, France, from Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16, 2010. The participants were expected to arrive on Sunday, July 11 in the afternoon and to leave on Saturday, July 17 in the morning. Transportation (bus) was organized between the Ajaccio airport and Cargèse on these dates.

The School provided insightful lecture courses on modern developments in the fields of wave physics of disordered systems and quantum chaos, as well as on other wave phenomena in complex environments. The lectures were given by internationally recognized experts. They were supplemented by a number of shorter talks given by younger participants and focusing on more specific aspects of particular subjects discussed in the lectures. Finally, a poster session was organized to allow all the participants to present and discuss their research.

Scientific directors :

Bart van Tiggelen (Grenoble)
Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann (Marburg)

Organizing Committee :

Sergey Skipetrov (Grenoble)
Martina Hentschel (Dresden)
Ulrich Kuhl (Marburg)

List of lectures :

Anderson localization of light and random lasers
Diederik Wiersma

Semiclassical aspects of quantum systems
Klaus Richter and Sebastian Müller

Mixed phase space systems
Harald Schwefel and Roland Ketzmerick

Aharonov-Bohm effect
Eugene Bogomolny

Mesoscopic physics of matter waves
Philippe Bouyer, Peter Schlagheck and Patricio Leboeuf

Transport properties of systems with correlated disorder
Felix Izrailev and Ulrich Kuhl

Imaging and Anderson localization with ultrasound
Arnaud Tourin and John Page

Optical imaging in random media
Claude Boccara and Allard Mosk

Imaging and mesoscopic physics with seismic waves
Ludovic Margerin and Nikolai Shapiro

Photonic metamaterials
Ross McPhedran and Maria Kafesaki

Program :

Final program is available here (last modified 07/07/2010).

Applications :

The deadline for applications was May 31, 2010.

There was no registration fee, only a lodging fee (300 €, to be paid upon arrival at the Institute) that covers double occupancy of a room, lunches at noon, and one conference dinner. Dinners were at the own expense of participants and many nice restaurants exist in and around Cargèse. CNRS employees (including postdocs employed by CNRS and BDI graduates) had their stay in Cargèse (lodging and lunches) covered by the organizers and could have their travel and dinners reimbursed by the local Bureau de Formation Permanente of their Délégation Régionale.

In contrast to what we announced previously, camping near the Institute was not possible for fire safety reasons.

Limited funds were available to support a number of young participants.

Final program - 219.7 ko

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