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Centre de physique des Houches

Overview
Works: 48 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 2,524 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: QC179, 531.14
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Most widely held works by Centre de physique des Houches
Rayonnement gravitationnel by Tsvi Piran( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of finely divided matter : proceedings of the winter school, Les Houches, France, March 25-April 5, 1985 by Nino Boccara( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second Winter School on the "~hysics of Finely Divided Matter" was held at the Centre de Physique des Houches from 25 March to 5 April 1985. This meeting brought together experts from the areas of gels and porous media. People with different backgrounds - chemists, physicists - from university as well as industrial labora tories, had the opportunity to compare their most recent experimental and theoreti cal results. Although the experimental situations and techniques may seem at first sight unrelated, the theoretical interpretations are very similar and may be divided roughly into two categories: percolation and aggregation. These are present for the description of the synthesis of some gels as well as for a description of the struc ture of packings. They are also a precious help for understanding flows in porous media and hydrodynamic instabilities such as viscous fingering. A different aspect, still in its early stages, deals with the influence of a ran dom medium on a phase transition. This leads to metastable states and is interpreted in terms of random fields. The following topics were covered: introduction to physical and chemical gels structure of packings and porous media microemulsions percol ati on aggregation elastic and dielectric properties of ill-connected media properties of gels near and far from the gelation threshold flow, diffusion and dispersion in porous media transitions in porous media. Most of these are rapidly growing subjects, and we hope that these proceedings will serve as a reference for those entering this fascinating area
Frontiers in number theory, physics, and geometry by P Cartier( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text (together with a forthcoming second volume) presents most of the courses and seminars delivered at the meeting entitled "Frontiers in number theory, physics and geometry" which took place at the Centre de Physique des Houches in the French Alps, March 9-12, 2003
Cellular automata and modeling of complex physical systems : proceedings of the winter school, Les Houches, France, February 21-28, 1989 by P Manneville( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cellular automata are fully discrete dynamical systems with dynamical variables defined at the nodes of a lattice and taking values in a finite set. Application of a local transition rule at each lattice site generates the dynamics. The interpretation of systems with a large number of degrees of freedom in terms of lattice gases has received considerable attention recently due to the many applications of this approach, e.g. for simulating fluid flows under nearly realistic conditions, for modeling complex microscopic natural phenomena such as diffusion-reaction or catalysis, and for analysis of pattern-forming systems. The discussion in this book covers aspects of cellular automata theory related to general problems of information theory and statistical physics, lattice gas theory, direct applications, problems arising in the modeling of microscopic physical processes, complex macroscopic behavior (mostly in connection with turbulence), and the design of special-purpose computers
Scale invariance and beyond : Les Houches Workshop, March 10-14, 1997 by Les Houches Workshop( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an excellent introduction to the concept of scale invariance, which is a growing field of research with wide applications. It describes where and how symmetry under scale transformation (and its various forms of partial breakdown) can be used to analyze solutions of a problem without the need to explicitly solve it. The first part gives descriptions of tools and concepts; the second is devoted to recent attempts to go beyond the invariance or symmetry breaking, to discuss causes and consequences, and to extract useful information about the system. Examples are carefully worked out in fields as diverse as condensed matter physics, population dynamics, earthquake physics, turbulence, cosmology and finance
New tools in turbulence modelling : Les Houches School, May 21-31, 1996( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numerical large-eddy simulation techniques are booming at present and will have a decisive impact on industrial modeling and flow control. The book represents the general framework in physical and spectral space. It also gives the recent subgrid-scale models. Topics treated include compressible turbulence research, turbulent combustion, acoustic predictions, vortex dynamics in non-trivial geometries, flows in nuclear reactors and problems in atmospheric and geophysical sciences. The book addresses numerical analysts, physicists, and engineers
Porous silicon science and technology : winter school, Les Houches, 8 to 12 February, 1994 by J.-C Vial( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of bright visible light emission from porous silicon has opened the door to various nanometer-sized silicon structures where the confinement of carriers gives rise to interesting physical properties. While the high efficiency of the light emission in the visible range is the common and most prominent feature, their structures display properties similar to other highly divided materials (even non-semiconductors), which justifies a multidisciplinary approach. The book addresses graduate students, physicists and engineers who want to learn about optoelectronic devices based on porous silicon and on the electrochemistry of semiconductors, basic techniques, and the theoretical background
Proceedings of the workshop on surface disordering : growth, roughening, and phase transitions by Workshop on Surface Disordering( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of granular media( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New non-perturbative methods and quantization on the light cone : Les Houches School, February 24-March 7, 1997( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the several distinct ways of formulating and quantizing a Hamiltonian system, the light cone approach enjoys special status because it has the largest stability group. The aim of this volume is to present recent achievements and open problems in this rather unusual quantization framework to a large audience. The formulation is set up in a comprehensive introduction where the issues are also clearly indicated with specific examples: vacuum structure, signature of non-perturbative effects, chiral symmetry breaking, light cone gauge theories, etc. The following chapters address these topics through a selection of the most relevant contributions presented at Les Houches. This volume should prove valuable to newcomers in the field, and graduates and academics
Hadronic physics with multi-GeV electrons by Workshop on Hadronic Physics with Multi-GeV Electrons( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coherent detection at millimeter wavelengths and their applications( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infrared astronomy with ISO = L'astronomie infrarouge et la mission ISO( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex dynamics( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamical phenomena at interfaces, surfaces and membranes( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centre de Physique des Houches by Centre de physique des Houches( )

in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Workshop Innovative Options in the Field of Nuclear Fission Energy : Centre de Physique des Houches, Les Houches, France, April 27-May 1st, 1998 by Workshop 'Innovative Options in the Field of Nuclear Fission Energy'( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plastic deformation of amorphous and semi-crystalline materials by Haute-Savoie) Centre de physique (Les Houches( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond quasicrystals : Les Houches, March 7-18, 1994 by Françoise Axel( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of this book is the nature of geometric order in solids beyond standard periodicity and quasiperiodicity. Its overall structure reflects the wish of the editors to pose this fundamental question from both the experimental and theoretical point of view. The first part is book is devoted more specifically to quasicrystals. The second part deals with deterministic aperiodic order "beyond" quasiperiodicity, as generated by automatic and substitutive sequences. This pedagogically written topical volume can be seen by experimentalists as a manual on the theoretical background of their work
Frontiers in number theory, physics and geometry by P Cartier( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relation between mathematics and physics has a long history, in which the role of number theory and of other more abstract parts of mathematics has recently become more prominent. More than ten years after a first meeting in 1989 between number theorists and physicists at the Centre de Physique des Houches, a second 2-week event focused on the broader interface of number theory, geometry, and physics. This book is the result of that exciting meeting, and collects, in 2 volumes, extended versions of the lecture courses, followed by shorter texts on special topics, of eminent mathematicians and physicists. The present volume has three parts: Conformal Field Theories, Discrete Groups, Renomalization. The companion volume is subtitled: On Random Matrices, Zeta Functions and Dynamical Systems (Springer, 3-540-23189-7)
 
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Frontiers in number theory, physics, and geometry
Alternative Names
Centre de Physique des Houches

Centre de physique des Houches (Haute-Savoie)

Centre de physique (Les Houches, Haute-Savoie, France)

Les Houches (Haute-Savoie)

Les Houches School

School

School Les Houches

Université de Grenoble I Centre de Physique

Université de Grenoble I Centre de Physique des Houches

Université Scientifique et Médicale Centre de Physique

Université Scientifique et Médicale Grenoble Centre de Physique

Languages
English (92)

German (2)

French (1)

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Scale invariance and beyond : Les Houches Workshop, March 10-14, 1997New tools in turbulence modelling : Les Houches School, May 21-31, 1996Proceedings of the workshop on surface disordering : growth, roughening, and phase transitionsInfrared astronomy with ISO = L'astronomie infrarouge et la mission ISOComplex dynamicsFrontiers in number theory, physics and geometry