
Aeronautics  Aerospace  Defence

Chemistry  Materials

Complex systems and software engineering

Digital

Energy, Ecology, Environment

Mobility and transport

Social  Societal  Solidarity Innovation
Theoretical Physics Institute (IPhT)
Research unit
The IPHT research focuses on major topics of modern theoretical physics: High energy physics, cosmology, quantum gravitation, string theory, exact methods and mathematical physics, condensed matter physics, quantum physics, statistical physics, out of equilibrium physics, biophysics.
These theoretical methods are successfully applied to interdisciplinary subjects such as computer science (constraint satisfaction, error correcting codes, analysis of search algorithms), biology (genetic and evolutionary models), epidemiology (controlling the spread of infectious diseases), or quantitative study of geographic and urban networks using the mathematical apparatus of statistical mechanics.
Innovation themes
 Energy, Ecology, Environment
 Digital
 Complex systems and software engineering
 Software design, big data, cloud, high performance computing
 Modelling and simulation
 Mobility and transport
 Smart grid
 Interface, communicating system, ICT
 Chemistry  Materials
 Aeronautics  Aerospace  Defence
 Social  Societal  Solidarity Innovation
 Plasma
 Energy
 Mobility and sustainable infrastructure
 Standards, regulations and public actions
 Materials and processes
 Free software, web
Route de l'Orme aux Merisiers
CEA  Saclay, Bâtiment 774
91191 GIFSURYVETTE
Expertises
 Particle Physics / Astrophysics (Standard model, cosmology, quantum chromodynamics, hadronic physics)
 Statistical Physics / Condensed Matter (nonequilibrium and disordered systems, quantum systems and condensed matter, soft matter and biological systems)
Applications sectors
 IT / software
 Networks / Telecom
 Construction / Architecture / Urban planning / Real Estate
 Energy
 Education / Training
 Media / Communication / Publishing / Events
 Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)
Total number of employees
Number of researchers : 90
Number of doctoral students : 25
Equipment(s) open to collaboration
Free software and packages:
 McGenus and TT2NE (Monte Carlo algorithms to predict RNA secondary structures with pseudoknots)
 Mistral (multiple protein structural alignment)
http://ipht.cea.fr/PhoceaSPhT/ast_visu_spht.php?id_ast=563
TRIQS (Toolbox for Research on Interacting Quantum Systems)
https://triqs.ipht.cnrs.fr
FASTJET (Software package for jet finding in high energy collisions)
https://fastjet.fr/
Keywords
 DNA
 algorithm
 astrophysics
 magnetic field
 error correcting codes
 high energy collision
 strings
 deeplearning
 quantum decoherence
 rare decays
 epidemiology
 fractals
 algebric geometry
 graphs
 random matrices
 evolutionary models
 neutrino
 neutrons
 optimisation
 elementary particles
 nuclear physics
 polymers
 stochastic processes
 protons
 relativity
 protein folding
 smartgrid
 superfluidity
 supraconductivity
 disordered systems
 advanced numerical technics
 topology
 phase transitions
 glasses
Valuation offer
 conferences
 formations
Projects examples
 QCDMAT: Strongly Coupled QCD Matter (20112016)
 NuQFT: The Hall Plateau Transition and nonunitary Quantum Field Theory (20152020)
 Champagne: Charge orders, Magnetism and Pairing in High Temperature Supraconductors (20162021)
ERC Starting Grant :
 NanoGraphene: Understanding the Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene as Quantum Conductors (20112016)
 Observablestring: The Low Energy Limit of String Theory and the Observable World (20112016)
 NPRGGLASS: Non Perturbative Renormalization Group of Glassy Systems (20122017)
 MottMetals: Quantitative approaches for strongly correlated quantum systems in equilibrium and far from equilibrium (20122017)
 Grant PreQFT: Strategic Predictions for Quantum Field Theories (20152020)
http://ipht.cea.fr/en/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/News/index.php
Industrial and scientific relations
Scientific collaborations
More than 100 international collaborations : UE, USA, Russia, Japan, Brasil, Argentina, India, China
Collaborations on large scientific instruments: CERN, RHIC(PHENIX), BLACKHAT, LHC (ATLAS, CMS, ALICE, LHC B)