Palm international schools

Two international schools have been organized in 2018 on 2 topics of PALM. They were both funded by PALM.

The School looks place in a convenient Conference Center in the Chevreuse valley. The center can accommodate all the participants in a large park, a few minutes walking distance from the RER station connecting to downtown Paris in 40 minutes.


28 August – 6th September 2018  –  Gif-sur-Yvette (near Paris), France

This PALM international and multidisciplinary summer school aims to bring together world-leading physicists and biologists interested in microbial life, international students (masters students, graduate students, post-docs) and young and senior scientists, to provide a comprehensive overview of the current progress, and to stimulate further interactions and collaborations. Microbiology lecturers will introduce the fundamental concepts of microbes and will present the most recent research results in biology while physics lecturers will expose the many facets of the current biophysical understanding of microbial processes.

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List of invited Lecturers :
Howard Stone (Princeton Univ., US)
Harold Auradou (CNRS, Paris-Saclay Univ., FR)
Jörn Dunkel (MIT Boston, US)
KC Huang (Stanford Univ., US)
Erwin Frey (LMU Munich, GER)
Christian Marlière (CNRS, Paris-Saclay Univ., FR)
Sven van Teeffelen (Pasteur Inst. Paris, FR)
Pietro Cicuta (Cambridge Univ., UK)
Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino (CNRS, PMC Univ. Paris, FR)
Bonnie Bassler (Princeton Univ., US)
Victor Sourjik (MPI Marburg, GER)
Edo Kussell (New York Univ., US)
Bianca Sclavi (CNRS, Paris-Saclay Univ.-ENS, FR)
Aleksandra Walczak (CNRS, ENS Paris, FR)
Nicolas Desprat (Paris Diderot Univ.-ENS, FR)
Rosalind Allen (Edinburgh Univ., UK)
Agnese Seminara (CNRS, Côte d’Azur Univ., FR)
Jean-Marc Ghigo (PasteurInst. Paris, FR)
Eric Raspaud (CNRS, Paris-Saclay Univ., FR)
Knut Drescher (MPI Marburg, GER)
Romain Briandet (INRA, Paris-Saclay Univ., FR)


28 May – 1 June 2018   –  Gif-sur-Yvette (near Paris), France

The PALM International School 2018 aims at providing a large and comprehensive review of the field of Attosecond Science, from the generation and characterization of attosecond light sources to their use in the study of ultrafast dynamics in different states of matter. It will cover topics spanning from the development of ultrafast sources of visible,  XUV and X-ray radiation to the study of isolated quantum systems, of condensed phases and of collective attosecond dynamics. These topics will be presented by leading scientists, who will cover both the basic principles as well as the state-of-the-art of the field. The courses will aim to be accessible to students and young researchers from the master to postdoc level.

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List of invited Lecturers :
Pierre AGOSTINI (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
Charles BOURASSIN-BOUCHET (LCF, Institut d’Optique, Palaiseau, France)
Jérémie CAILLAT (LCPMR, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France)
Francesca CALEGARI (DESY – Photon Science Division, Hamburg, Germany)
Zenghu CHANG (University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA)
Lou DIMAURO (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
Nicholas KARPOWICZ (Max Planck Institute – Garching, Germany)
Matthias KLING (Max Planck Institute –  Garching, Germany)
Anne L’HUILLIER (Department of Physics, Lund University, Sweden)
Maciej LEWENSTEIN (Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain)
Matteo LUCCHINI (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)
Yann MAIRESSE (CELIA, Bordeaux University, France)
Christian OTT (Max Planck Institute – Heidelberg, Germany)
Fabien QUERE (LIDYL, CEA-Saclay, France)
David REIS (PULSE, Stanford University, USA)
Thierry RUCHON (LIDYL, CEA-Saclay, France)
Robin SANTRA (DESY and Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)
Olga SMIRNOVA (Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany)
Marc VRAKKING (Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany)