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					                                                                                      PRINTEMPS 2011 / SPRING 2011
                        Le programme ci-dessous est sujet à modifications. Les changements sont indiqués sur / The program may be changed. Please refer to
                                                                                                      http://physique.cuso.ch/

                             ! Les crédits seront validés seulement après réussite de l'examen / Credits will be registered only after the success of the exam!
   PHYSIQUE       1.   Classical, quantum and stringy perspectives on black holes                                           ■ Roberto EMPARAN, Universitat                                       1 crédit
  THÉORIQUE                                                                                                                 de Barcelona
                       Elementary properties of classical black holes. Black hole thermodynamics, Hawking radiation, and ensuing puzzles. Clues to quantum gravity from black holes. Aspects of black holes in
                       String Theory and AdS/CFT. The emphasis will be less on general-relativistic issues and more on aspects and concepts of use/relevance/interest in high-energy physics and string theory.
                       Les jeudis 10, 17, 24 et 31 mars 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 015
                  2.   Flavour Physics within and beyond the Standard Model                                                 ■ Gino ISIDORI, INFN, Frascati                                        1 crédit
                       A series of lectures about quark- and lepton-flavour mixing, both within and beyond the Standard Model (SM) will be presented. The list of main subjects includes:
                       (1) Flavour physics within the SM; (2) Theoretical tools for flavour physics; (2) B and K meson phenomenology; (3) The SM as an effective theory and the flavour problem;
                       (4) Flavour physics beyond the SM: models and predictions; (5) Flavour mixing in the lepton sector.
                       A T T E N T I O N : Les jeudis 31 mars, 7, et 14 avril 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 120
                                            et le jeudi 21 avril 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 dans la salle CO 121

                  3.   Simulating strongly correlated quantum systems                                                       ■ Ulrich       SCHOLLWOECK,            LMU                            1 crédit
                                                                                                                            Munich
                       In this set of lectures, I will explain a set of algorithms that have been proposed over the last 20 years to simulate strongly correlated quantum systems and are all based on the idea that the
                       exponentially complex structure of a many-body quantum state can be approximated extremely well by a network structure where each node carries a tensor and where the wave function is
                       constructed from a tensorial contraction.
                       In one-dimensional quantum systems, this leads naturally to the so-called matrix product states and algorithms to operate on them, namely the density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG)
                       both for static and dynamic problems.
                       In two-dimensional quantum systems, naive DMRG meets serious problems because of entanglement properties of two-dimensional systems. Various tensor network generalizations of the
                       MPS have been proposed, mainly the PEPS (TNS) approach and the MERA approach. Both approaches generate highly interesting state classes, but the resulting algorithms are much
                       more time-consuming and/or present numerical difficulties. Here I will address the current state of research as it is evolving.
                       All algorithmic developments will be illustrated by examples from condensed matter physics or quantum optics.
                       Les jeudis 3 et 17 mars, 7 et 14 avril 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Bâtiment des Communications, salle BC 02

                  4.   Exploring new frontiers of quantum optical science                                                   ■ Mikhail LUKIN, Harvard University                                   0 crédit
                       In this lectures we will discuss recent developments involving a new scientific interface between quantum optics, many body physics, nanoscience and quantum information science.
                       Specific examples include quantum manipulation of individual spins and photons using atom-like impurities in diamond and control of light-matter interactions using sub-wavelength
                       localization of optical fields. Novel applications of these techniques ranging from novel approaches to quantum computation at room temperature to implementation of quantum optical
                       networks, strongly interacting photonic systems and nanoscale magnetic sensing will be discussed.
                       Les jeudis 17 et 24 mars 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, CO 121

  PHYSIQUE        1.   A la recherche de la matière noire                                                                   ■ Sylvie ROSIER et                                                    2 crédits
     DES                                                                                                                    BELANGER, LAPTH, A
  PARTICULES           Motivation for dark matter. Review of different dark matter candidates and theoretical framework: supersymmetry, higher dimensions, neutrinos, scalars. Dark matter signals and relic
                       abundance. Experimental constraints. Indirect searches: charged (positrons, anti-protons and anti-deuterons) and neutral messengers (gamma, neutrino) identification, cosmic rays. Dark
                       matter direct detection: theoretical context, detection principle, experimental results. Dark matter at colliders: new physics signals and determination of dark matter properties.
                       Les jeudis 24 février, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 mars, 7 et 14 avril 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 010

                  2.   Neutrino Physics                                                                                     ■ Carlo GIUNTI, Université Torino                                     1 crédit
                       The general theory of neutrino masses and mixing is introduced. The theory of neutrino oscillations in vacuum and in matter is reviewed, with discussion of the most important general
                       phenomenological aspects. Topics:
                       - Dirac Neutrino Masses (Higgs Mechanism in the Standard Model / Three-Generation Neutrino Masses and Mixing
                       - Majorana Neutrino Masses (Two-Component Theory of a Massless Neutrino / Majorana Mass / Mixing of Three Majorana Neutrinos
                       - Dirac-Majorana Mass (One Generation / See-Saw Mechanism / Three-Generation Mixing)
                       - Neutrino Oscillations in Vacuum (General Theory / Two-Neutrino Mixing and Oscillations)
                       - Neutrino Oscillations in Matter (Effective Potentials in Matter / MSW Effect (Resonant Transitions in Matter) / Phenomenology of Solar Neutrinos
                       - Phenomenology of Three-Neutrino Mixing (Evidences of Neutrino Oscillations / Absolute Scale of Neutrino Masses)
                       Les jeudis 5, 12, 19 et 26 mai 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 010

   PHYSIQUE       1.   ARPES on Correlated Electron Systems                                                                 ■    Andrea        DAMASCELLI,         UBC                            0 crédit
 DE LA MATIÈRE         ARPES on numerous contemporary electronic systems and specifically electronic aspects of correlated electron materials will be discussed.
  CONDENSÉE            Les jeudis 24 février et 3 mars 2011, de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 011

                  2.   Advancements in Nano-Bio-Physics                                                                     ■    George         GRUENER,          UCLA                            1 crédit
                                                                                                                            California
                       The latest advances in our understanding of nanophysics and related biophysics will be presented and critically discussed. The emphasis will be on measurements of contemporary
                       materials and interdisciplinary links between sub-fields.
                       Les jeudis 31 mars, 7, 14 et 21 avril 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 011

                  3.   Physics of Graphene: a science/technology platform                                                   ■ Tony F.            HEINZ,      Columbia                             0 crédit
                                                                                                                            University NY
                       The physical properties of carbon and specifically electronic aspects and applications of graphene will be discussed.
                       Les jeudis 19 et 26 mai 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 011

PHYSIQUE DE LA                                                                                                              ■ Roland WINKLER,                Research
MATIÈRE VIVANTE   1.   Dynamics of Biomacromolecules                                                                                                                                              2 crédits
                                                                                                                            Center Jülich, Germany
                       The dynamics of colloidal suspensions, macromolecules in dilute solutions, red blood cells, or even microswimmers, e.g., sperm cells or bacteria with a flagellum, is determined by
                       hydrodynamic interactions and thermal fluctuations. Various aspects of the underlaying dynamics can simply be extracted from suitable stochastic differential equations. In this course the
                       dynamics of stochastic systems will be outlined and solutions of Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations be presented. Particular attention will be payed to hydrodynamic interactions -- here
                       the Oseen tensor will be derived as solution of Stokes' equation. The concepts will the be applied to the dynamics of semiflexible polymers such as DNA, actin filaments or fd-viruses. More
                       complex systems require computer simulations. As an example, the multiparticle collision dynamics (MPC) method is introduced and applications are provided. Finally, the non-equilibrium
                       dynamics of semiflexible polymers in flow fields is discussed analytically and complementary simulation results are provided. In addition, simulations are presented for the dynamics of
                       microswimmers
                       A T T E N T I O N : Les jeudis 3, 24 et 31 mars, 7, et 14 avril 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Bâtiment des Communications, salle BC 01
                                           et le jeudi 17 mars 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 – EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 011

                                                                                                                            ■ Rob PHILLIPS, California Institute
                  2.   Physical Biology of the Cell                                                                                                                                               1 crédit
                                                                                                                            of Technology
                            1. A Feeling for the Numbers in Biology – using simple estimates to understand sizes, rates, energy and force scales in biology.
                            2. Statistical mechanics for biology – use of simple models from statistical mechanics to look at gene regulation, signaling, pattern formation, MWC models, etc.
                            3. Dynamics of the cytoskeleton and membranes
                       A T T E N T I O N : Les jeudis 17 mars et 9 juin 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Midi, salle CM 1100
                                           le jeudi 5 mai 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 – Université de Genève, Bâtiment Science II, Amphithéâtre A-300
                                           et le mercredi 8 juin 2011 de 14h15 à 18h00 – EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Midi, salle CM 1100
COURS DE BASE     1.   Le Modèle Standard des particules élémentaires                                                       ■ Christophe GROJEAN, CERN                                            4 crédits
  ET COURS             Particules élémentaires (quarks, leptons et bosons de jauges) / Cinématique, symétrie de croissement / Invariance de jauge: de QED à QCD / Brisure de symétrie électrofaible /
  COMMUNS              Théorème de Goldstone, mécanisme de Higgs et unitarisation des amplitudes de diffusion des W. Lagrangien chiral / Symétries discrètes (C, P, T, nombres baryonique et leptoniques)
                       Règles de Feynman / Groupe de renormalisation et evolution des constantes de couplages / Anomalies / Problème de hiérarchie de jauge / Théories effectives et modèle sigma non-linéaire
                       / Tests du modèle standard (paramètres obliques) / Collisionneurs hadroniques (cinématique et jets).
                       Les jeudis 24 février, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 mars, 7, 14, 21 avril, 5, 12, 19 et 26 mai 2011 de 9h15 à 13h00 − EPFL, Lausanne, Centre Ouest, salle CO 123

                  2.   PhD-Day                                                                                                                                                                    0 crédit
                       Two days for PhD students to learn of the opportunities CUSO offers them during their studies and, through a series of talks given by industry experts, public administration
                       representatives and major figures in physics, understand the possibilities that open to them after graduating. Socializing and outdoor activities will provide a chance for students to build
                       their network.
                       Lenk (BE), Suisse les 17 et 18 juin 2011

                       Quantum Nanoscience                                                                                                                                                        2 crédits
                  3.   Intended for PhD students in Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science.                           http://QuantumNano2011.epfl.ch
                       Crans-Montana, Suisse – du 27 mars au 1er avril 2011


                  4.   The Zürich School of Crystallography 2011                                                         http://www.oci.uzh.ch/group.pages/linden/zsc/                            4 crédits
                       Zurich, Suisse – du 13 au 26 juin 2011
                                                                                          PRINTEMPS 2011 / SPRING 2011
                              Le programme ci-dessous est sujet à modifications. Les changements sont indiqués sur / The program may be changed. Please refer to
                                                                                                           http://physique.cuso.ch/

                                   ! Les crédits seront validés seulement après réussite de l'examen / Credits will be registered only after the success of the exam!
                             Bring Your Own Crystals: Intended for PhD students in Physics, Chemistry and Life Science.
Les cours organisés dans le cadre du Programme doctoral en physique / Troisième cycle de la physique en Suisse romande sont destinés aux candidats au doctorat, aux professeurs et chercheurs des instituts
associés, aux maîtres de l'enseignement secondaire, ainsi qu'aux chercheurs de l'industrie. L'inscription se fait auprès de l'assistant à chaque leçon. Les informations concernant le Programme doctoral en physique /
Troisième cycle de physique sont disponibles sur : http://physique.cuso.ch/

                           Président du Programme doctoral en physique : Prof. Frédéric Mila, EPFL, ITP - CTMC, BSP 715, 1015 Lausanne, Suisse, tél. 021 693 0511, frederic.mila@epfl.ch
                                                        Secrétariat : Mme Esther Hofmann, tél. 021 693 0472, fax 021 693 0477, esther.hofmann@epfl.ch

				
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