Jan Troost, Physicist

Status : I am looking for a talented and motivated PhD student, in particular amongst candidates that either have personal funding (e.g. ENS or X), or that are planning to submit an application to the EDPIF (typically from the local M2 ICFP).

Students from other M2 programs, especially from abroad, need to submit an absolutely stellar file in order to stand a chance to obtain PhD funding in the local doctoral school (EDPIF).

Note that the presence of an EDPIF application of a student on a particular project does not necessarily indicate a commitment of the potential supervisor, since applications are open.


My work as a physicist consists of research, teaching, guiding, administration, and vulgarisation.

My employer is the French National Centre for Scientific Research, the  Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique.

The CNRS dispatched me to the École Normale Supérieure.

The ENS as well as the Université Pierre et Marie Curie provide our group, the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique with basic funding.

I am sincerely grateful to all those who fund public knowledge.