Seminars

Contact : Vincent Démery
vincent.demery (arobase) espci.fr
Tel : 33(0)140794552

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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  (6)

  • Pascal Damman (Université de Mons, Belgique)
    Lundi 24 avril 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Preys capture by chameleons through viscous adhesion
    Several predators use an adhesive tongue to catch preys. Among theseones, chameleons are able to capture large preys by projecting the tongue at high acceleration. Once in contact with a prey, the tongue retracts with a comparable acceleration to bring it to the mouth. A strong adhesion between the tongue tip and (...)
  • François Ladieu (IRAMIS, CEA, Saclay)
    Lundi 15 mai 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Fifth-order susceptibility unveils the growth of thermodynamic amorphous order in glass-formers
    Glasses are ubiquitous in daily life and technology. However the microscopic mechanisms generating this state of matter are still controversially debated : glasses are considered either as merely hyper-viscous liquids or as resulting from a genuine thermodynamic phase transition towards a rigid state. We show that (...)
  • Anand Jagota (Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA)
    Lundi 22 mai 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Droplets on Compliant Substrates : Spontaneous Droplet Motion and Interaction
    Several novel phenomena have emerged from recent research in the behavior of drops on compliant substrates. Here we present (a) spontaneous droplet motion on a substrate with periodic variation of compliance, and (b) interaction of droplets separated by a thin elastic film. Droplet motion arises in many natural (...)
  • Anand Jagota (Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA)
    Lundi 22 mai 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Droplets on Compliant Substrates : Spontaneous Droplet Motion and Interaction
    Several novel phenomena have emerged from recent research in the behavior of drops on compliant substrates. Here we present (a) spontaneous droplet motion on a substrate with periodic variation of compliance, and (b) interaction of droplets separated by a thin elastic film. Droplet motion arises in many natural (...)
  • Rémi Carminati (Institut Langevin, ESPCI Paris)
    Lundi 29 mai 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
  • François Ladieu (IRAMIS, CEA, Saclay)
    Lundi 12 juin 11:30-12:30 - Bibliothèque PCT - F3.04
    Fifth-order susceptibility unveils the growth of thermodynamic amorphous order in glass-formers
    Glasses are ubiquitous in daily life and technology. However the microscopic mechanisms generating this state of matter are still controversially debated : glasses are considered either as merely hyper-viscous liquids or as resulting from a genuine thermodynamic phase transition towards a rigid state. We show that (...)
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.

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