The center for Theoretical Physics (CPHT) at Ecole Polytechnique gathers research scientists working in diverse domains of fundamental and applied Physics. The overall coherence is assured by the corpus of common, transposable, mathematical and numerical methods.
CPHT is on the campus of Ecole Polytechnique, buildings 5 and 6. The reception offices are located in "building 6" , offices 06.1046 and 06.1045.
How to visit us 
The CPHT is formally divided into six groups:


Ecole Polytechnique 
91128 Palaiseau cedex 

Secretary phone number : 01 69 33 42 01 (from abroad: +33 169 334 201)

Fax number : 01 69 33 49 49 (from abroad: +33 169 334 201)

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The Simons Foundation (New York City) is delighted to announce the formation of the Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ), in the foundation’s new Flatiron Institute, and the appointment of Antoine Georges as its director.

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The workshop aims at bringing together experts in the field of infrared aspects of Yang-Mills theories and QCD, in particular, in the context of (Landau gauge) correlation functions, both in the vacuum and at finite temperature and density. State of the art calculations employing various (lattice and continuum) approaches as well as crucial open issues concerning, e.g., the dynamical generation of a gluon mass, or the phase diagram and thermodynamics of QCD will be critically discussed.


Antoine Georges, Professeur au Collège de France et chercheur au Centre de Physique Théorique de l'Ecole Polytechnique a reçu une bourse Synergie par le Conseil Européen de la Recherche en 2012.
Le projet "Frontiers in Quantum Materials Control" (QMAC) réunit Andrea Cavalleri (Institut Max Planck, Hamburg), Antoine Georges (CPHT-Ecole Polytechnique et Collège de France) Dieter Jaksch (Université d'Oxford) et Jean-Marc Triscone (Université de Genève).


Silke Biermann, Professeur chargée de cours et chercheuse au Centre de Physique Théorique à l’École polytechnique, a reçu une bourse d’excellence européenne du Conseil Européen de la Recherche. Elle a été primée dans la catégorie Consolidator Grant (ERC 2013), pour ses travaux de recherche sur les systèmes à fortes corrélations électroniques.

Nom du projet : ERC CORRELMAT "Predictive electronic structure calculations for materials with strong electronic correlations: long-range Coulomb interactions and many-body screening"