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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News

Gulliver travel to LOMA

Gulliver could finally make its traditionnal travel this September, after a first attempt cancelled because of the sanitary crisis related to (...)


Justine Laurent joins Gulliver as our new engineer

Justine, formerly at PMMH, has decided to join Gulliver. She will replace Aurelie lloret who just moved to Montpelliers. Justine already knows (...)


Paddy Royall joins Gulliver as research director

Paddy Royall formerly Professor of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Bristol has obtained a Research Director position at CNRS this year (...)


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Publications

Kinetic Monte Carlo Algorithms for Active Matter Systems

Juliane U. Klamser, Olivier Dauchot, and Julien Tailleur
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 150602
10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.150602
We study kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC... (...)


Sculpting Liquids with Ultrathin Shells

Timounay, Y; Hartwell, AR; [...] Demery, V; Paulsen, JD
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 108002
10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.108002
Thin elastic films can... (...)


Universal motifs and the diversity of autocatalytic systems

Autocatalysis is essential for the origin of life and chemical evolution. However, the lack of a unified framework so far prevents a systematic study ... (...)


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