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, Antonin Eddi (ESPCI)

Lundi 24 janvier 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04

A laboratory approach of Hydro-elastic waves

Hydro-elastic waves (HEW) appear at very large scale in the marginal ice zone where the ocean is covered by a thin layer of ice. The physics of HEW is dominated by the bending elasticity of the thin sheet covering the liquid, but their propagation is much slower than plate (Lamb) waves thanks to the fluid inertia.
In this seminar, I will describe our experimental approach of HEW. I will first focus on the typically parameter range in which they can be observed at the laboratory scale. In a second step, I will show that HEW open promising possibilities for wave control. In particular, I will present experimental configurations that allow for building an HEW based "optics", revisiting Snell's law, geometrical optics and Fourier optics in an hydrodynamical experiment. Last, I will describe HEW propagation in periodically structured media, revealing the emergence of band gaps and Dirac points.


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.