Christian Miniatura

Science (Physics)

Visiting Research Professor
Research Director (DR1) at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) Director of UMI 3654 MajuLab, CNRS-UCA-SU-NUS-NTU Joint International Research Unit
Visiting Professor at Centre for Quantum Technologies and Department of Physics (NUS)


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Professor Christian Miniatura received his PhD in Physics from the University Paris 13. Subsequently, he was hired by CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research, France) as a permanent Associate Scientist and is now Research Director (DR1). Professor Miniatura worked at the University Paris 13, where he was awarded the CNRS Young Researcher Award (aka CNRS Bronze Medal) for his experimental and theoretical work on atomic interferometry, before moving to the University of Nice. In 2008, he joined the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for a long-term collaboration with CNRS on quantum technologies. He is now the director of the CNRS-UCA-SU-NUS-NTU Joint International Research Unit MajuLab (UMI 3654). Professor Miniatura joined Yale-NUS College as a Visiting Research Professor in 2019.  

Professor Miniatura is a quantum physicist. His main interests focus on quantum transport and strongly-correlated systems from an ultracold quantum gases perspective (Bose-Einstein condensates, degenerate Fermi gases), weak and strong localisation of waves in random media, artificial gauge fields, machine learning for quantum many-body physics, and etc.

Professor Miniatura’s full publication list can be found at

Selected publications:

  • Atomic interferences and the topological phase, C. Miniatura, J. Robert, O. Gorceix, V. Lorent, S. Le Boiteux, J. Reinhardt, and J. Baudon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 261 (1992)
  • Coherent Backscattering of light by cold atoms, G. Labeyrie, F. de Tomasi, C. Müller, J.-C. Bernard, C. Miniatura, and R. Kaiser, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5266 (1999)
  • Chaos assisted tunnelling with cold atoms, A. Mouchet, C. Miniatura, R. Kaiser, B. Grémaud, and D. DelandePhys. Rev. E 64, 016221-1 (2001)
  • Weak localization of light by cold atoms: the impact of quantum internal structure, C.A. Müller, T. Jonckheere, C. Miniatura,  and D. Delande, Phys. Rev. A 64, 053804 (2001)
  • Light scarring in an optical fiber, V. Doya, O. Legrand, F. Mortessagne, and C. Miniatura, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 014102-1 (2002)
  • Speckle statistics in a chaotic multimode fiber, V. Doya , O. Legrand , F. Mortessagne, and C. Miniatura, Phys. Rev. E 65, 056223 (2002)
  • Coherent backscattering of light by cold atoms: theory meets experiment, G. Labeyrie, D. Delande, C. A. Mueller, C. Miniatura, and Robin Kaiser, Europhys. Lett. 61, 327 (2003)
  • Localization of Matter Waves in 2D-Disordered Optical Potentials, R. C. Kuhn, C. Miniatura, D. Delande, O. Sigwarth, C. A. Muller,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 250403 (2005)
  • Ultracold Fermions in a Graphene-Type Optical Lattice, K. L. Lee, B. Grémaud, R. Han, B.-G. Englert, C. Miniatura, Phys. Rev. A 80, 043411 (2009)
  • Coherent forward scattering peak induced by Anderson localization, T. Karpiuk, N. Cherroret, K. L. Lee, B. Grémaud, C. A. Müller, and C. Miniatura, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 190601 (2012)
  • Coherent backscattering reveals the Anderson transition, S. Ghosh, D. Delande, C. Miniatura, and N. Cherroret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 200602 (2015)
  • Coherent Forward Scattering as a Signature of Anderson Metal-Insulator Transitions, S. Ghosh, C. Miniatura, N. Cherroret, and D. Delande, Phys. Rev. A 95, 041602(R) (2017)
  • Non-Abelian adiabatic geometric transformations in a cold Strontium gas, F. Leroux, K. Pandey, R. Rebhi, F. Chevy, C. Miniatura, B. Grémaud, and D. Wilkowski, Nature Comm. 9, 3580 (2018)
  • Tan’s contact scaling behavior for trapped Lieb-Liniger bosons: from two to many, M. Rizzi, C. Miniatura, A. Minguzzi, and P. Vignolo, Phys. Rev. A 98, 043607 (2018)

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