The summer school will be held at the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris, France from July 16th to July 21st, the week preceding the ICAP 2012 conference.


Lectures at the summer school will be at the level of advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate courses in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics. Participants to the summer school are required to also register to the ICAP conference.


The ENS provides accommodation and food for participants of the summer school.

The number of participants is limited to 100. The preregistration is now closed.


Registration fees

  • 350 euros
    (this includes accommodation and food from Monday, July 16 to Sunday, July 22)


Practical information

  • Arrival on Monday, July 16 in the afternoon (dinner and night are included in the fees)
  • Classes begin Tuesday morning at 9:00 am July 17 to Saturday, July 21 afternoon.



  • Ignacio Cirac (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany)
  • Serge Haroche (Collège de France and ENS, Paris, France)
  • Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
  • Gora Shlyapnikov (LPTMS, Orsay, France)
  • Jun Ye (JILA, Boulder, USA)


École normale supérieure

45, rue d'Ulm
F-75230 Paris cedex 05


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Frédéric Chevy


Jean Dalibard


 Important dates

Pre-registration: March, 1st, 2012

Answers to applicants: March 31st, 2012

Arrival: July 16th

Classes: July 17th to July 21st