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Physique Théorique


LAPTh, an overview

LAPTh is a mixed research unit (UMR 5108) of the CNRS lapth-lapp(within the Institute of Physics, INP) and the Université de Savoie. It is  located in Annecy-le-Vieux, 5km from the centre of Annecy and about 40km from CERN and Geneva.  The activities of LAPTh are centred around three main areas of research:

  • phenomenology of particle physics,
  • astroparticles and cosmology,
  • mathematical physics in particular field and string theory and  aspects of symmetry. 


Offre de Thèse 2020


LAPTh PhD in theoretical physics: 

“New ideas in the search for dark matter” (H/F)

Despite overwhelming evidence for dark matter (DM) from gravitational probes, its nature remains a mystery. Direct, indirect and collider searches of the most popular candidates (so-called WIMPs) have come empty-handed till now. This can be 'simply' due to the fact that the WIMP particles have been kinematically out of reach, or to the fact that the main paradigm has to be deeply changed. The goals of the thesis are twofold: i) Scrutinizing the space left for WIMP DM matter with current telescopes and provide accurate predictions for the sensitivity of future instruments to DM signals. ii) Developing the reach for constraints on or detection possibilities of exotic signals, notably with multi-wavelength and multi-messenger observations (including the newly opened gravitational wave window).





Recent Advances in Quantum Integrable Systems

These international meetings aim at bringing in contact people working on various aspects of the Theory of Quantum Integrable Systems. Applications of Integrable Systems, such as string/gauge theories, condensed matter physics or statistical physics are also emphasized. In particular, the two last days of RAQIS'20 correspond to Statistical Physics session, devoted to out-of-equilibrium problems.


The conference will be held at LAPTh, Annecy from August 31st - September 4th, 2020

More information here


Mathieu Boudaud


Le 9 janvier 2020, nous avons appris avec une immense douleur que Mathieu nous quittait.

Il était arrivé au LAPTh en avril 2013 pour un stage de Master 2 intitulé « Matière Noire, Rayons Cosmiques et LHC ». Il débutait sa thèse en octobre 2013 sur le même sujet, thèse qu'il a brillamment soutenue le 30 septembre 2016. Il rejoignait ensuite le LPTHE à Paris pour un premier séjour postdoctoral, avant d'intégrer, en octobre 2019, l'IFT à Madrid.

Mathieu était un chercheur extrêmement intelligent et brillant, et une personne d'une grande sensibilité. Il était sans aucun doute promis à un bel avenir. Il continuait à collaborer avec les membres de l'équipe « Astroparticules-Cosmologie » du laboratoire et il venait nous visiter régulièrement.

Son sourire, sa gentillesse, sa personnalité nous manquent beaucoup.


Theoretical astroparticle physics


In the framework of the French Excellence Initiative ENIGMASS, we are seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position at LAPTh starting in Fall 2020. The fellowship is designed for young researchers, just finishing their PhD or with no more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience at the start of the contract. The successful candidate will join the LAPTh astroparticle and cosmology group and is expected to work on theoretical/phenomenological strategies and analyses to test the dark matter paradigm as well as specific models via gravitational interactions.

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