Summer school – Machine learning photonics

In March 2021, Claudio Conti (SAPIENZA) was invited as speaker to the school Machine Learning Photonics organised in the frame of Lake Como School of advanced studies.

The school brings together experts in emerging photonic technologies, machine learning techniques, and fundamental physics who will share with young researchers their knowledge and interdisciplinary approaches for understanding and designing complex photonic systems and their practical applications.

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DynamicsDays 2021 – XL

Sergey Nazarenko (CNRS-Inphyni) participated to the organisation of the conference Dynamics Days Europe 2021 from the 23rd to the 27th of August 2021. Iacopo Carusotto (CNR-INO) gave a presentation on Ergoregion instabilities in rotating two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates: Perspectives on the stability of quantized vortices and Maria Chiara (UoG) on Penrose superradiance in photon fluids.

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Congress Optique

The research group fro CNRS-Inphyni participated to the congress Optique organised by the French Society of Optique which was held in Dijon from the 5th to the 9th of July 2021. They had a poster presentation (COLLECTIVE EFFECT IN LIGHT SCATTERED BY COLD ATOMS) and a presentation (FLUIDS OF LIGHT IN A NONLINEAR CRYSTAL: FROM SUPERFLUIDITY TO TURBULENCE).

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Workshop on Condensate of light 2020

Robert Nyman from Imperial College London and Martin Weitz from the University of Bonn organised a workshop on Condensates of Light from Dec 9th to Dec 11th 2020. Jacqueline Bloch and Maria Chiara Briadotti were invited as speakers.

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PhoQuS Annual Conference 2020

On the 25th and 26th of November 2020 we met for the PhoQuS annual conference. Organised online, it was an opportunity for the consortium to share and discuss its last research results.

Twelve speakers from our partner organisations presented their work offering a wide view on the latest discoveries within the consortium.

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Postdoc on quantum optics in synthetic photonic materials at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Université Paris-Saclay

A postdoc position (24 months with possibility of extension) has opened to carry out experimental research on Quantum Fluids of Light at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N, Université Paris-Saclay, France), in the context of the ERC starting grant project ARQADIA: “Artificial quantum materials with photons: many-body physics and topology” led by Sylvain Ravets. The general objective of the project is to study out-of-equilibrium strongly correlated phases of light in nanofabricated photonic quantum materials. The research will be conducted in the “polariton quantum fluids” team at C2N (, in tight collaboration with Sylvain Ravets and Jacqueline Bloch. The candidate should be a highly motivated researcher with independent and creative thinking. Strong skills in experimental physics are required, together with solid knowledge in photonics, solid state and quantum physics. Candidates should have a significant publication track record, and a recently obtained PhD diploma.

Candidates are requested to send the following documents to Sylvain Ravets and/or Jacqueline Bloch (first_name.last_name(at)

  • – Detailed CV (pdf)
    – Motivation letter (pdf)
    – Candidates are kindly requested to ask to two reference researchers to send recommendations letters.