Contact :
Matthieu Labousse
matthieu.labousse (arobase)
Tel : +33 (0) 1 40 79 45 97

Joshua McGraw
joshua.mcgraw (arobase)
Tel : +33 (0) 1 40 79 59 62


Gulliver seminars take place on Mondays at 11:30 AM in the F304 room, and typically last one hour including questions. The seminars are in English, and the scientific topics are mainly those studied in the laboratory.

Gulliver Seminar, Thomas Palberg (Mainz Universität)

Lundi 28 mars 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04

Writing in Water

Writing is an ancient cultural technique, typically performed by leaving some trace in or on a solid surface. We here explore the possibilities
of leaving well formed letters in a liquid medium. We employ micron sized particles suspended in water as ink and ion exchange resin beads gravitationally settled to a surface as pen. All dynamics of such systems are in the Low Reynolds number regime. Thus writing in water is an art affording skill and patience. We obtain lines or letters with high contrast and durability. Strategies for further developments are discussed shortly.


Seminars  (4)

General recommendations for the speakers

The audience is often heterogeneous - because of the wide range of scientific topics covered in the lab - so planning a talk for a broader audience would be preferred. The seminar is in English, and speakers are thus invited to prepare their slides in English.

The seminar starts at 11:30 AM. The speaker is asked to arrive in the lab at least 15 minutes in advance to set up their computer. The talks last typically 45 minutes, and are followed by a discussion time.