PhoQuS Annual Conference

Nice – From 7th to 8th of October 2021

After a long period without in person meetings, the PhoQuS annual conference was an opportunity to finally meet. The conference was organised in collaboration with our colleagues from CNRS-INPHYNI in Nice, on 7th and 8th of October. Each research group was invited to present their last research results, some who could not join the conference participated online. An additional meeting to prepared the future of PhoQuS was organised as well as a visit of the local team lab.

Day 1 – Thursday, October 7th

  • Quantum simulation goes nonlinear: first steps into backreaction phenomena (and a few more exciting topics) – By Iacopo Carusotto, CNR National Institute of Optics, University of Trento (Trento)
  • Chiral emission induced by interactions in polariton micropillars – By Alberto Amo, CNRS-PhLAM (Lille)
  • KPZ physics – By Quentin Fontaine, CNRS-C2N (Paris)
  • Elementary and topological excitations in fluids of light – By Maxime Jacquet, Kastler Brossel Laboratory, Sorbonne Université (Paris) & Tom Bienaimé, CNRS-ISIS (Strasbourg)
  • Fluids of light in propagating geometry: Experiments and theory at INPHYNI – By Matthieu Bellec, CNRS-Inphyni (Nice)
  • From Photon Bubbles to Quantum Turbulence – By Hugo Terças, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, IST (Lisbon)
  • Experimental demonstration of amplification of waves from rotating bodies – By Maria Chiara Braidotti, University of Glasgow (Glasgow)

Day 2 – Friday, October 8th

  • Fully quantum description of photon fluids, and other things – By Claudio Conti, Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory, University Sapienza (Rome)
  • Current status of Bonn node experiments – By Frank Vewinger, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn (Bonn)
  • Phase transitions of light in a dye-filled microcavity – By Robert Nyman, Imperial College London (London)
  • Dissipative phase transition with driving-controlled spatial dimension and diffusive boundary conditions – By Zejian Li, Quantum Materials and Phenomena, Université de Paris (Paris)