Gulliver at un glance

The unit is named “Gulliver” in order to emphasize the diversity of scales that are studied there, from millimeter-scale capillary gravity waves to micrometer-scale colloidal objects.
Gulliver a strong desire to promote cross-group collaborations and to provide a stimulating environment where talented researchers can interact and work together on a daily basis.


Soft Matter Days 2017

On June 26th and 27th, we organize the second edition of the ESPCI Soft Matter Days (SMD). This internal meeting will provide the opportunity to present and discuss our soft matter research activities in a relaxing place nearby Paris, Gif-sur-Yvette. The event is open to anyone interested, from interns, PhD students, post-docs to engineers,...

Results of PC Focus 2017

PC Focus, a major in-house event of ESPCI Paris, brings together all the school’s staff: pupils, researchers, teacher-researchers, doctoral students, administrative staff and support staff. Its objective: to discover the riches of the school, to share, to exchange, to know one another better ... Two competitions are organized:  -* Doc...

Q&A: A World of Experiments Inside a Liquid Crystal

Teresa Lopez-Leon describes how topological defects in liquid crystals could be used to create artificial atoms or to study math problems in the lab. As a child, it wasn’t uncommon for Teresa Lopez-Leon to hear her parents and uncles—chemists, physicists, and mathematicians—discussing the latest discovery in quantum physics over dinner. Back ...

Soft and Biological Matter The joint Tel Aviv University-ESPCI Paris Workshop

Programme | Registration | Practical Information The cooperation between Tel Aviv University and ESPCI Paris is on the move! Already, on 20 September 2016, the first official step has taken place: the signature of a joint PhD thesis supervision. And now, it’s our pleasure to announce the second step! On 6 and 7 of March, a joint workshop ...

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Major publications

Glass Transition at Interfaces

Thomas Salez 1,2,3, Joshua D. McGraw 4,5, Kari Dalnoki-Veress 1,5, Elie Raphaël 1, James A. Forrest 1,2,6
1 Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie The´orique, UMR CNRS Gulliver 7083, ESPCI Paris, PSL Research University, 75005 Paris, France.
2 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, ON N2L... (...)

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Microscopic agents programmed by DNA circuits

G. Gines, A. S. Zadorin, J.-C. Galas, T. Fujii, A. Estevez-Torres & Y. Rondelez
Nat. Nanotechnol. 2017

Information stored in synthetic nucleic acids sequences can be used in vitro to create complex reaction networks with precisely programmed chemical dynamics. Here, we scale up this ... (...)

Coupling spin to velocity: collective motion of Hamiltonian polar particles

Sigbjørn Løland Bore, Michael Schindler, Khanh-Dang Nguyen Thu Lam, Eric Bertin and Olivier Dauchot J. Phys. Stat. 3 (2016) 033305
We propose a conservative two-dimensional particle model in which particles carry a continuous and classical spin. The model includes standard ferromagnetic... (...)

Phase diagram of a bulk 1d lattice Coulomb gas

V. Démery, R. Monsarrat, D. S. Dean et R. Podgornik, EPL 113 18008.
The exact solution, via transfer matrix, of the simple one dimensional lattice Coulomb gas (1d LCG) model can reproduce peculiar features of ionic liquid capacitors, such as overscreening, layering, and camel- and bell-shaped... (...)

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Practical information

Elie Raphaël
elie.raphael (arobase) espci.fr

Assistant Director
Olivier Dauchot
olivier.dauchot (arobase) espci.fr

ESPCI Administrator
Stéphanie Ledoux
stephanie.ledoux (arobase) espci.fr

CNRS Administrator
Solange Rogue
solange.rogue (arobase) espci.fr

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