Contact : Vincent Démery
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Tel : 33(0)140794552


The Gulliver seminars take place every Monday at 11:30 am in the F304 room, and last one hour including questions. The seminars are in English, and the scientific topics are mainly those studied in the laboratory.

Seminars  (5)

  • Salima Rafaï (LiPhy, Grenoble)
    Lundi 9 octobre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Flowing properties of a microswimmer suspension : Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a model active particle
    Suspensions of motile living organisms represent a non-equilibrium system of condensed matter of great interest from a fundamental point of view as well as for industrial applications. These are suspensions composed of autonomous units - active particles - capable of converting stored energy into motion. The (...)
  • Anne-Laure Biance (Institut Lumière Matière, Lyon)
    Lundi 16 octobre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Electroosmosis with surfactants : from one interface to a macroscopic foam
    Effects of surface-active materials on free surface flows have long been reported (since Franklin's observation of wave damping) and are encountered in many applications involving for example liquid foams or sprays. Nowadays, gas/liquid materials with a controlled micro or nanostructure are used to design new (...)
  • Sebastian Huber (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
    Lundi 20 novembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
  • Brigitte Pansu (Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud)
    Lundi 27 novembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Metallurgy of soft spheres : from BCC to Frank and Kasper phases…
    Understanding how soft particles can fill the space is still an open question. Structures far from classical FCC or BCC phases are now commonly experimentally observed in many different systems. Models based on pair interaction between soft particles are at present much studied in 2D. Pair interaction with two (...)
  • Ralf Everaers (ENS Lyon)
    Lundi 4 décembre 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Pincus relations for randomly branched polymers
    Randomly branched polymer chains (or trees) are a classical subject of polymer physics with connections to the theory of magnetic systems, percolation and critical phenomena. More recently, the model has been reconsidered for RNA, supercoiled DNA and the crumpling of topologically constrained polymers. While (...)
General recommendations for the speakers

The audience is often heterogeneous - because of the wide range of scientific topics covered in the lab - so prefer planning a talk for a broad audience. It is recommended to spend several slides on a general introduction, and to make at least the first half of the seminar understandable for non-specialists. The seminar is in English, and speakers are thus invited to prepare their slides in English.

The seminar starts at 11:15 AM. The speaker is asked to arrive in the lab at least 15 minutes in advance to set up the slideshow. The talks last typically 45 minutes, and are followed by a discussion time.


Practical information

Elie Raphaël
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Assistant Director
Olivier Dauchot
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ESPCI Administrator
Stéphanie Ledoux
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CNRS Administrator
Solange Rogue
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