Institute of Physics of Nice (UMR 7010)


The Institut de Physique de Nice is a joint research unit associated with the Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The activities of the INPHYNI are structured along three main axes, Waves and Quantum Physics, Photonics, and Nonlinear Physics, Complex Fluids and Biophysics. The projects developed through these axes cover theoretical, fundamental and experimental aspects as well as applications, benefiting in particular from the capacities and the support of powerful technological platforms as well as from efficient common administrative and technical services.

These activities are currently carried out jointly on the Sophia Antipolis site and on the Nice Valrose site. The construction of a new building in the Plaine du Var area will enable all the Institute’s teams to be grouped together on a single site by 2022.

Research themes

– Waves and Quantum Physics: Cold atoms, Waves in complex media, Theoretical physics
– Photonics: Photonic Dynamics and Complexity, Fiber Optics and Applications, Liquid Crystal Optics, Integrated Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Photonics & Information
– Nonlinear Physics, Complex Fluids and Biophysics: Complex fluids, Magnetorheology and nanomaterials, Microfluidics, Physical chemistry and biology at interfaces, Nonlinear and out-of-equilibrium physics, Rheology of concentrated suspensions