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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 for studying condensed matter systems.

The name Gulliver captures the diversity of scales that are studied in the lab : from DNA at the molecular scale, to micro-scale colloids, millimeter-scale capillary-gravity waves and centimeter scale robots.

This mixed research unit UMR 7083, created in January 2001, is situated within the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI) and is managed by both the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the ESPCI.

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