Seminars

Contact : Vincent Démery
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The Gulliver seminars take place every Monday at 11:30 am in the F304 room, and last one hour including questions. The seminars are in English, and the scientific topics are mainly those studied in the laboratory.







Seminars  (4)

  • Séminaire Gulliver : Jean Farago (Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg)
    Lundi 24 septembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04

    Voronoi observables, a tool to study dense assemblies of particles.

    Following the pioneering work of Rahman (JCP 1966), Voronoi tessellations are nowadays increasingly used to analyse microscopic fluids or granular structures, as they(...)
    Voronoi observables, a tool to study dense assemblies of particles.
    Following the pioneering work of Rahman (JCP 1966), Voronoi tessellations are nowadays increasingly used to analyse microscopic fluids or granular structures, as they characterize unambiguously the geometry of the particles neighborhood. In this talk, I will present the general properties of Voronoi tessellations, (...)

  • Séminaire Gulliver : Brian Tighe (TU Delft)
    Lundi 1er octobre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04

    Shearing, shrinking, and stiffening in elastic networks

    How do elastic networks stretch, shear, shrink, and expand ? Numerous materials ranging from biopolymers to solid foams to engineering frameworks have a network architecture : the(...)
    Shearing, shrinking, and stiffening in elastic networks
    How do elastic networks stretch, shear, shrink, and expand ? Numerous materials ranging from biopolymers to solid foams to engineering frameworks have a network architecture : they consist of nodes connected by long-lived bonds that mediate local interactions. Even particulate systems such as emulsions and aqueous (...)

  • Seminar Gulliver, Paddy Royall (University of Bristol)
    Lundi 8 octobre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04

    Revealing the Nature of Solidification : Fivefold Symmetry at the Nanoscale

    That fivefold symmetry should play a crucial role in the non-equilibrium behaviour of condensed matter was proposed by Sir Charles Frank in the 1950s. Six decade(...)
    Revealing the Nature of Solidification : Fivefold Symmetry at the Nanoscale
    That fivefold symmetry should play a crucial role in the non-equilibrium behaviour of condensed matter was proposed by Sir Charles Frank in the 1950s. Six decades later, the basic mechanism of the solidification of liquids remains unexplained, either in the case that the material crystallises, or that it forms an (...)

  • Thomas Risler (Institut Curie, Paris)
    Lundi 15 octobre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04

    Instabilities and Fluctuations in Cellular Tissues

    Self-renewed cellular tissues can present different degrees of surface structures, which may originate from the stochastic nature of cell-renewal and force-generation processes as well (...)
    Instabilities and Fluctuations in Cellular Tissues
    Self-renewed cellular tissues can present different degrees of surface structures, which may originate from the stochastic nature of cell-renewal and force-generation processes as well as from inhomogeneities in the pattern of cell renewal. We first characterise the surface fluctuations of a thick cellular tissue (...)

General recommendations for the speakers

The audience is often heterogeneous - because of the wide range of scientific topics covered in the lab - so prefer planning a talk for a broad audience. It is recommended to spend several slides on a general introduction, and to make at least the first half of the seminar understandable for non-specialists. The seminar is in English, and speakers are thus invited to prepare their slides in English.

The seminar starts at 11:15 AM. The speaker is asked to arrive in the lab at least 15 minutes in advance to set up the slideshow. The talks last typically 45 minutes, and are followed by a discussion time.

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