Non-linear optical and atomic systems:
deterministic and stochastic aspects

January 21-25, 2013

The conference is held in the M2 Building , room "Salle de Réunion", located on first floor. A map of the University campus can be found here.

Aims and scope

The Phlam and Painlevé laboratories organize in conjunction with the "Centre Européen pour les Mathématiques, la Physique et leurs Interactions" the first joint conference of the Thematic Semester Painlevé-CEMPI-Phlam.

The main scientific goal of the one-week conference is to bring together physicists and mathematicians interested in the experimental, theoretical and mathematical study of the interplay between dynamical determinism and fluctuations in three selected nonlinear systems: cold-atom experiments, light pulses in optical fibers and relativistic electron bunches.

This conference features three introductory courses by international experts that will be accessible to a wide audience of mathematicians and physicists, and in particular doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. Limited funding for their participation is available, see below. More specialized talks given by other experts in mathematics and physics will complete the program.


The conference will include three introductory courses:
- Numerical aspects: Xavier Antoine (Nancy, France),
- Physical aspects and modelling: Sergej Flach (Auckland, New-Zealand),
- Stochastic aspects: Josselin Garnier (Paris 7, France),

Talks given by other experts in mathematics and physics will complete the program.

Confirmed Plenary speakers:
- Anne De Bouard (Palaiseau, France),
- Claudio Conti (Rome, Italy),
- Jean Dalibard (ENS, Collège de France, France)
- Ionut Danaila (Rouen, France),
- John Dudley (Besançon, France),
- Gennady El (Loughborough, United Kingdom),
- Philippe Gravejat (Palaiseau, France),
- Benoit Grebert (Nantes, France),
- Patricio Leboeuf (Orsay, France),
- Jean-Claude Saut (Orsay, France)

For a detailed program CLICK HERE .

For the abstracts of the talks, CLICK HERE .


Registration is mandatory even if there is no registration fee for the conference. You can register HERE until 16th January 2013. A list of participants is available here.


Limited funding for the local expenses of students and young researchers is available. If you wish to apply for such support, please register and send a CV and a publication list by email to Stephan De Bièvre.

Getting here

The Conference will take place on the campus of the university of Lille 1, located in Villeneuve d'Ascq. There is a very efficient underground connection between Lille and the campus.

The lectures will be held in the M2 Building (Mathematics Department), ``Salle de Reunions'', First floor.


Note that it is urgent to book the hotels, because they fill up quickly. Moreover, for those who will be reimbursed by the conference organizers, please note that the daily allowance for one night at the hotel plus breakfast cannot exceed 120 euros.

If you need any help booking a hotel in Lille, you can for example use a commercial website like this one. Another option is to contact directly one of the hotels below which are located close to the central railway station "Gare Lille Flandres":

You can also find an hotel on the campus.
  • Hotel Ascotel ***, Avenue Paul Langevin, Cité Scientifique - 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq. Phone: +33 3 20 67 34 34

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