Contact : Matthieu Labousse
matthieu.labousse (arobase)
Tel : 33(0)140794597


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)

  • Seminar Gulliver, Olli Ikkala (Aalto University)
    Lundi 21 janvier 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Programming materials with classical conditioning algorithms
    There exists a growing need for adaptive functional materials. Could materials showing a response to a particular stimulus become responsive to another stimulus to which they are originally indifferent ? Such behavior would mimic classical Pavlovian conditioning in behavioral psychology, one of the elementary (...)
  • Seminar Gulliver, Philippe Brunet (Paris Diderot University)
    Lundi 28 janvier 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Light-controlled flows in active fluids
    We generate bio-convection flows in a suspension of phototactic and motile micro-algae Chlamydomonas Reinardthii, via a laser beam excitation. The denser micro-algae concentrate around the laser spot and, as a result of an increase of the local fluid density, generate bio-convection cells, which spatial range is (...)
  • Seminar Gulliver, Scott Waitukaitis (AMOLF and IST Austria)
    Lundi 4 février 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    The Leidenfrost Effect and Hydrogels
    The Leidenfrost effect occurs when an object near a hot surface vaporizes rapidly enough to lift itself up and hover. Although well-understood for liquids and stiff sublimable solids, little is known about the interaction of vaporizable soft solids with superheated surfaces. In this talk, I will introduce a new (...)
  • Seminar Gulliver, Hugues Chaté (SPEC CEA Saclay)
    Lundi 11 février 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
  • Seminar Gulliver, Surajit Sengupta (TIFR Hyderabad)
    Lundi 18 mars 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    The thermodynamic origin of solid rigidity
    School textbooks tell us that the main difference between a solid and a liquid is the ability of the former to retain its shape. Any attempt at changing the shape of a solid is resisted by an internal elastic stress, unless the deformation crosses a limiting value ; at which point the solid fails. This naive (...)
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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