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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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, (...)

PHD Defense - Paul Baconnier - 23/01/2023 - Active elastic solids: collective motion, collective actuation, and polarization

Paul Baconnier’s PhD Defense, conducted under the supervision of Olivier Dauchot, will take place on: Monday January 23rd at 3:30pm IPGG (...)

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Dramatic Effect of Water Structure on Hydration Forces and the Electrical Double Layer

Forces between hydrophilic surfaces mediated by water are important in various systems from lipid membranes and solid surfaces to colloids and... (...)

Statistical self-organization of a gas of interacting walking drops in a confining potential

A drop bouncing on a vertically-vibrated surface may self-propel forward by standing waves and travels along a fluid interface. This system called ... (...)

Helfrich-Hurault elastic instabilities driven by geometrical frustration

The Helfrich-Hurault (HH) elastic instability is a well-known mechanism behind patterns that form as a result of strain upon liquid crystal systems ... (...)

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