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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Ludovic Berthier joins Gulliver for a one year visit

We are happy to host Ludovic Berthier, a CNRS Research Director from the laboratory Charles Coulomb, University of Montpellier, who joins (...)

Welcome to Jeldy Cubas Hernandez

Gulliver warmfully welcomes Jeldy, our new administrative assistant, in charge of the relation with the ESPCI support functions. We wish Jeldy (...)

Michel Fruchart joins Gulliver

We are pleased to welcome Michel Fruchart, CNRS researcher, who has joined our lab. His research interests center on condensed matter physics, (...)

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Odd elasticity and topological waves in active surfaces

Odd elasticity describes active elastic systems whose stress-strain relationship is not compatible with a potential energy. As the requirement of... (...)

Noise-induced collective actuation in active solids

Collective actuation describes the spontaneous synchronized oscillations taking place in active solids when the elasto-active feedback, which... (...)

Dynamical order and many-body correlations in zebrafish show that three is a crowd

Zebrafish constitute a convenient laboratory–based biological system for studying collective behavior. It is possible to interpret a group of (...)

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