I am a theoretical physicist working in the fields of condensed matter and quantum physics.
I hold a CNRS researcher position at Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée (LPTMC, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris) since 2012.
From 2004 to 2012, I was an assistant-prof (maître de conférences) at Université Paris-Sud.
In Paris (Jussieu):
LPTMC, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Tour 12-13/13-23, Boîte 121, 4, Place Jussieu,75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
Room 5-36, between towers 13 and 23, 5th floor
Phone : +33 (0)1 44 27 44 19
LPS, Université Paris-Sud, building 510, F-91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Room S112, 1st floor, south wing
Phone: +33 (0)1 69 15 76 65
Email: fuchs(at)lptmc.jussieu.fr or fuchs(at)lps.u-psud.fr
My field of research is condensed matter theory. Key words: Cold atomic gases. Spin waves. Graphene and more generally Dirac fermions in condensed matter systems. Quantum Hall effect. Berry (geometrical) phases and band theory. Topological insulators. Orbital magnetism. Semiclassical techniques.
Publications available on the arXiv web site.
PhD thesis (doctorat 2003).
Habilitation (HDR 2013).
A colloquium on topological phases of matter (may 2017)
From 2004 to 2012, I was an assistant-professor (maître de conférences) at Université Paris-Sud teaching wave physics, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, solid state physics, broken symmetries and statistical field theory, condensed matter field theory, physics for 1st year medical studies, etc.
Since 2013, I have been teaching a course, together with Giuliano Orso, on ``Symmetries and quantum field theory" at the Master 2 Concepts Fondamentaux de la Physique (ICFP) in the ``quantum physics'' speciality. Lectures are on thursday afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30 in Jussieu (tower 55-56 first floor room 1-02). Exercise sessions are in the same room from 16:00 to 17:30. Here are a few documents for the course:
Exercise sheets and solutions are available here
Problem sheets (from previous exams) and solutions are available here
Other on-line documents on field theory can be found on The Net Advance of Physics
Cours "Isolants topologiques" à l'INSP (septembre-octobre 2017)
Le scan des notes de cours (in french) est disponible ici
- Yi LIU (co-supervised with Frédéric Piéchon), "Dynamics, synchronization and spin squeezing in a two-spin model" (2010-2013) thesis
- Arnaud Raoux (co-supervised with Gilles Montambaux and Frédéric Piéchon), "Magnétsime orbital et aspects géométriques de la théorie des bandes" (2013-2017) thesis
- Frédéric Combes (co-supervised with Frédéric Piéchon), "Electric polarization of crystals, adiabatic pumping of quasicrystals, spin synchronization versus spin echoes" (2015-...)
Meso2016: "summer school" of physics in Cargèse (Corsica, France) 31 october 2016 to 12 november 2016