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.
James Forrest (University of Waterloo, Canada, Chaire Joliot)
Lundi 13 mars 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
Some polymer physics at small N
The polymerisation index, N, is one of the most important parameter in determining polymer behavior. A large majority of work in polymer science focuses on large N, where the polymer molecules behave almost like random chains. I will present some of our recent experimental findings using near oligomeric (...)
Ralf Everaers (ENS Lyon)
Lundi 20 mars 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 (...)
Randall Kamien (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Lundi 27 mars 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
Scissors Beats Paper
I will describe work on the puzzles of periodic order (like crystals) on intrinsically curved surfaces (bumps). I will then demonstrate a partial method to avoid pitfalls by using the method of kirigami, `cut paper', to build curved materials that maintain a certain crystalline (...)
Jacqueline Bloch (Laboratoire Photonique et Nanostructures, Marcoussis)
Lundi 3 avril 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
Pascal Damman (Université de Mons, Belgique)
Lundi 24 avril 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
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.