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                      Pascal Simon
               Professeur à l'université Paris Sud

     Ancien membre de l'Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

Adress:  Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (CNRS/ U-PSUD)
  Université Paris Sud
  Bât 510
 91405 Orsay cedex 
Office:   First floor, South wing, room 166
Phone number: +33 - (0)1 - 6915 - 6090
Fax: +33 - (0)1 - 6915 - 6086
Email: pascal.simon@u-psud.fr

Research interests

I am part of the team Theory of the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides in Orsay.
My research concerns many aspects of the theory of strongly correlated condensed matter systems  with a particular focus
on spin-dependent and phase-coherent phenomena (‘mesoscopics’) in nanostructures such as quantum wires, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, semi-conducting heterostructures, etc.
At this length scale, quantum effects, such as the wave nature of the electron, local magnetism, superconductivity, play a prominent role.
More generally, l hold a general interest for strongly correlated systems in condensed matter and quantum optics among which
- Transport in correlated nanosystems and its non-equilibrium features (includes hybrid electronic-cavity QED systems)
- New topological states of matter such as topological insulators and superconductors and their  exotic excitations.
- Quantum spintronics
- Strongly correlated quantum systems in low dimensions.

I am mainly using analytical methods based on
quantum field theory, such as diagrammatics, renormalization group approaches, etc.


  Most of my publications and recent preprints are on cond-mat

PhD subjects for prospective students:

I am always  looking for bright, motivated, and enthusiastic candidates who are interested to do research in areas of modern quantum physics like quantum transport in correlated systems at the interface between mesoscopic physics and quantum optics,  topological new states of matter including Majorana fermions and parafermions, low dimensional disordered many-body systems (statics and dynamics), magnonics, quantum spintronics, etc.  

If you are interested in any of these subjects, please contact me.
You can find below some new proposals:

Novel superconducting states with magnetic clsuters in superconductors

Interplay between superconductivity and magnetism: a new route toward topological superconductivity

Theoretical study of quantum Phase transitions in dissipative circuits

Curiculum Vitae

A short C.V. in english

Some recent PhD manuscripts defended in my group

Quantum transport in a correlated nanostructure coupled to a microwave cavity

Edges States in Chern Insulators and Majorana Fermions in Topological Superconductors

Transport dans les nanostructures quantiques

Phases désordonnées dans des gaz d'atomes froids de basse dimensionnalité


Théorie Statistique des champs ou quelques applications de l'intégrale fonctionnelle (cours donné en M2 de 2009 à 2011)

Dirac Matter and topology in many particles systems

Miscellaneous scientific stuff

A few seminars & talks