School on Anderson Localization: landscape theory, experiments with ultracold atoms

Anderson localization model

Organizers: T. Bourdel & P. Pelletier 

  • Start date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
  • End date: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020
  • Location: Arcachon (France)


About the School on Anderson Localization

While Anderson localization is more than 60 years old, it is still an active subject both in theory and experiments. In this school, we intend to review both the usual theory of Anderson localization as well as the novel landscape theory. Experimentally, we will focus on clean systems enabling accurate measurements with a specific emphasis on the ultracold atom experiments.

The question of ergodicity and many-body localization in disordered systems will also be addressed. The goal is to foster knowledge in order to tackle the open problems in the field. This school is organized and financed by the Simons collaboration the localization of waves. It will include tutorials, invited, and contributed talks.

Doctoral students and young researchers are very welcome, however, the school is a priori open to anyone interested. Participation will be free of charge, including lodging and full board. If you wish to participate, please send an email to the organizing committee ( and include your profile (name, working position and place, birth date) and one or two lines about your motivation. If you wish to present a poster please specify so—some posters could be selected for oral presentation. The deadline for applications is July 15th. The organizing and scientific committee (A. Aspect and M. Filoche) will then select the participants and confirm participation as space is limited.

Tutorial lectures will be presented by:

  • M. Filoche (landscape theory of localization)
  • V. Josse (Anderson localization with cold atoms)
  • D. Delande (Anderson localization, state of the art and perspectives), to be confirmed

Confirmed invited speakers include: J. Bloch, N. Cherroret, J.-C. Garreau, M. Hoogerland, S. Skipetrov

french beach

About the venue
The school will be situated in the Domaine de la Dune (website in french), inside the beautiful seaside town of Arcachon. Only 300m away from the beach, the venue is also very close to the famous Arcachon Bay and Dune of Pilat.

Domaine de La Dune - 156, Boulevard de la
Côte d'Argent - 33120 Arcachon