We are theorists and experimentalists working at the interface of physics, chemistry, biology and computer science. Our research focuses on soft matter (colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, granular matter, thin sheets...), active matter (self-propelled colloids, swimming droplets, walking grains, swarms of robots... ) and molecular systems (DNA, RNA, enzymes...). We study various aspects of these systems such as topology, self-assembly, interfaces, information processing, evolution..., while also developing general theoretical methods. The name Gulliver captures the diversity of scales that are studied in the lab.

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Ludovic Berthier joins Gulliver for a one year visit

We are happy to host Ludovic Berthier, a CNRS Research Director from the laboratory Charles Coulomb, University of Montpellier, who joins (...)


Welcome to Jeldy Cubas Hernandez

Gulliver warmfully welcomes Jeldy, our new administrative assistant, in charge of the relation with the ESPCI support functions. We wish Jeldy (...)


Michel Fruchart joins Gulliver

We are pleased to welcome Michel Fruchart, CNRS researcher, who has joined our lab. His research interests center on condensed matter physics, (...)


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Publications

Martingale drift of Langevin dynamics and classical canonical spin statistics

A martingale is a stochastic process that encodes a kind of fairness or unbiasedness, which is associated with a reference process. Here we show... (...)


Spontaneous self-constraint in active nematic flows

Active processes drive biological dynamics across various scales and include subcellular cytoskeletal remodelling, tissue development in... (...)


Enhanced diffusion of tracer particles in nonreciprocal mixtures

We study the diffusivity of a tagged particle in a binary mixture of Brownian particles with nonreciprocal interactions. Numerical simulations... (...)


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