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Uncovering polymer’s unique spindle structure

A new study from Daeseok Kim and Teresa Lopez-Leon of Gulliver lab, in collaboration with Helen Ansell, Randall Kamien, and Eleni Katifori of the University of Pennsylvania, describes how polymer spheres can transform into twisted spindles thanks to insights from 16th century navigation tools. A combination of experimental and theoretical efforts...

Gulliver travel to Amsterdam (UVA and AMOLF)

The Gulliver laboratory was invited last May to discover the University of Amsterdam (UVA) and the AMOLF Research Institute. This was a unique opportunity for the 45-person Gulliver team to discover Amsterdam, share their research, present their work and create synergies.

Teresa Lopez-Leon has been awarded the CNRS bronze medal

CNRS has announced the list of winners of the CNRS medals. Among the winners, this year is Teresa Lopez Leon, researcher in Gulliver. Teresa studies topological defects in liquid crystal shells with one goal in mind: control their formation to create self-assembled materials with remarkable properties (metamaterials, photonic crystals). In 2017, an...

Collective effects in compressive fracture of disordered materials

The Mohr-Coulomb criterion describes well the level of compression that an heterogeneous material such as rock or ice can bear before failing. It can be extented to predit the orientation of the crack that propagates through the sample. Conversely, the orientation of the fault has been widely used in geosciences to infer the level compression when ...

Guillaume Durey, doubly rewarded !

Guillaume Durey, PhD student at Gulliver laboratory, EC2M team, was awarded the Fondation Langlois prize for the dissemination of research, intended to support young researchers in communicating their research results. This award will be used to present his work at the International Conference of Liquid Crystals in Kyoto in July, and to give...

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