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Editors's Suggestion and a New Paper on the Coexistences of Phases in Random Graphs

Physical Review E has recently announced that they will be marking a small numbers of articles with a seal reserved for papers 'of particular interest, importance, or clarity.' On that note, we wish to announce...[more]

Category: Publications


Reaping the seeds of excellence

The senior member of our research group, Antoine Allard, has been nominated for a merit award by the local student association for his work as a TA. It seems our budding physicist has grown to become a capable...[more]

Category: News


Dr. Guillaume Painchaud-April

It is with great pride that we announce that Guillaume Painchaud-April has successfully defended his thesis entitled "Dielectric cavities: Scattering formalism and applications" and has therefore been awarded the title...[more]

Category: News


Prof. Reinhold Blümel (Wesleyan University) will be visiting Dynamica between the 9th and 12th of December

Dynamica bids a warm welcome to Professor Reinhold Blümel, specialist of ion trapping, quantum chaos and the exact solution of "unsolvable" problems. During his stay in snowy Quebec City, Prof. Blümel will be giving...[more]

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Guillaume Painchaud-April gets one step closer...

Tomorrow, on December 11th, Guillaume Painchaud-April will be defending his thesis. Entitled Dielectric Cavities: Scattering formalism and applications, it is the apotheosis of years of hard work. We wish him the best of...[more]

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New papers from the Networks division

The continued effort of our Networks division has borne fruit once again. Two new papers, Epidemics on contact networks: a general stochastic approach by Dr. Pierre-André Noël is to appear in J. Math....[more]

Category: Publications


Doctoral exam (bis)

On November 29th, 2013, Denis Gagnon met with his doctoral committee to present the work he performed in the last year. Almost a year to the day after his doctoral exam, this oral presentation allows the advisors to follow-up on...[more]

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2013 James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems

Laurent Hébert-Dufresne (LSD) is one of the 10 recipients of this year  2013 JSMF Fellowships.  The post-doctoral award comes with a small (!) stipend at the level of $200 000 US for 2 years. We congratulate LSD...[more]

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Our Networks division makes its way to Nature!

A new paper entitled Global Efficiency of Local Immunization on Complex Networks, has been published by our Networks division. To appear in Scientic Reports, it deals with the importance of local measures to properly...[more]

Category: Publications


New paper in Opt. Lett.

A new paper, penned by Denis Gagnon, is set to appear in the July issue of Opt. Lett. Both the arXiv preprint and the full text are available from the Publications page.[more]

Category: Publications


NetSci 2013

Copenhagen, capital city of Denmark, will be host to the 8th International School and Conference on Network Science, or NetSci 2013. Our Networks division will be contributing a talk and two poster presentations. Laurent...[more]

Category: Conferences


ICTON 2013

In the latter part of the month of June, Joey Dumont and Denis Gagnon will present their latest research at the 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks. Their respective oral presentations, S and Q Matrices...[more]

Category: Conferences


Participation at DAMOP 2013

A member of our Photonics division, Denis Gagnon, will be contributing to the 44th Annual DAMOP Meeting in the form of a poster presentation entitled Optimization in optical systems revisited: Beyond genetic algorithms....[more]

Category: Conferences


Harvest of an explosive collaboration at SFI published in Physical Review Letters

While at the Complex Systems Summer School (Santa Fe Institute) in June 2012, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne and three fellow attendees studied a competitive form of percolation (competition between site and bond percolation). Doing so...[more]


Doctoral exams

Denis Gagnon and Laurent Hébert-Dufresne have successfully completed their doctoral exams on the 5th and the 19th of Decembre respectively. Congratulations are in order.[more]


Complexity in Santa Fe

Two emissaries (Antoine Allard and Laurent Hébert-Dufresne) have been sent south of the border to take part in the 2nd International Conference on Complex Sciences: Theory and Applications, December 5–7, 2012 Santa Fe, New...[more]


New paper to appear in J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

Our most recent contribution on photonic crystals and their use to generate arbitrary-profiled beams has appeared in J. Opt. Soc. Am. A shortly. The arXiv version as well as the full text version of the paper can be...[more]


Dr. Pierre-André Noël

It is with great pride that we announce that Pierre-André Noël has successfully defended his thesis entitled "Dynamiques stochastiques sur réseaux complexes" (Stochastic Dynamics on Complex Networks), and has therefore...[more]


New paper in J. Phys. A.

Our new paper entitled "Bond percolation on a class of correlated and clustered random graphs" has been published in J. Phys. A. The full text (on the IOP website) and the associated arXiv are available from the...[more]


Thesis Defence

Pierre-André Noël will be defending his PhD thesis on September 24th in room POP-1168. Abstract of the presentation and other details may be found here.[more]

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