Contact : Vincent Démery
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Tel : 33(0)140794552


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  (5)

  • Hamid Kellay (LOMA, Bordeaux)
    Lundi 19 novembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Hydrodynamics experiments using soap films and soap bubbles
    I will describe experiments using soap films and soap bubbles to illustrate the interest of these common objects to some fluid mechanics problems. The flow in the very thin layer of these films is basically two dimensional and this property brings fundamental differences with fluid flows in three dimensions as (...)
  • Julien Tailleur (MSC, University Paris Diderot)
    Lundi 26 novembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Motility regulation as a self-organisation principle
    Beyond a simple expression for a steady-state distribution, equilibrium statistical mechanics teach us principles on how to control the self-assembly of passive materials by tuning the competition between energy and entropy to achieve desired states of organization. Out of equilibrium, no such principles apply and (...)
  • Mark Warner (Cambridge University)
    Lundi 3 décembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Inducing curved metrics in materials gives new mechanics
    Radically novel materials, liquid crystalline elastomers and glasses, change shape by 100 per cent following changes in temperature or illumination. Shape change, that is elongation along a particular direction, rather than simply change of volume, can be imaginatively arranged induce intrinsic curvature in (...)
  • Agnese Seminara (CNRS, University of Nice)
    Lundi 10 décembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
  • Seminar Gulliver, Satya Majumdar (University Paris Sud)
    Lundi 17 décembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Active brownian motion in two dimensions
    We study the dynamics of a single active Brownian particle (ABP) in two dimensions. At late times, the particle undergoes boring ordinary diffusion. However, the signature of activity shows up at early or short times. At short times, the dynamics is highly anisotropic. We compute exactly the probability (...)
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.


Practical information

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