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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Samuel Hidalgo Caballero receives the i-PhD 2022 Grand Prize

Congratulations to Samuel who was awarded the i-PhD 2022 Grand Prize for the MimeCodr project. Samuel is a PhD student at Gulliver under the (...)

Antoine Masurier joins the lab as postdoctoral researcher

We welcome Antoine who decided to stay with us as post-doc after his PhD at Gulliver. Antoine works on the project METHYLPLEX in Yannick (...)

Mathieu Oléron joins Gulliver as postdoctoral researcher

Mathieu Oléron, post-doc, has joined Gulliver to work on the project Microfluidic Metamaterials with Coiled Droplets, with Josh McGraw and (...)

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Lessons from Biomass Valorization for Improving Plastic-Recycling Enzymes

Synthetic polymers such as plastics exhibit numerous advantageous properties that have made them essential components of our daily lives, with... (...)

Programming Directed Motion with DNA-Grafted Particles

Colloidal particles can be programmed to interact in complex ways by functionalizing them with DNA oligonucleotides. Adding DNA strand-displacement... (...)

Hydrodynamic superradiance in wave-mediated cooperative tunneling

Superradiance occurs in quantum optics when the emission rate of photons from multiple atoms is enhanced by inter-atom interactions. When the... (...)

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