Archives de l'auteur: Benoît Roman

Workshop Graphyz 2 (16-19 octobre 2022 )

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to announce that the second edition of Graphyz will be held on October 16-19 2022 at the Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans (France)

The aim of Graphyz is to bring together the Computer graphics and Physics/Mechanics communities: various systems such as fluid flows, hair and fabrics, folds and crumpled sheets, bubbles and foams, programmable materials, snow avalanches, etc. are studied using different approaches: in graphics, the focus is primarily on developing numerical models that are visually convincing, efficient and controllable so as to serve narrative and artistic goals, while physics/mechanics is all about developing predictive mathematical models and confronting them to real experiments. We believe that there is much to learn and to gain from the interaction of these communities which have been expanding since the very exciting first edition of Graphyz in 2019 (

Important dates

  • Registration and submission of optional oral presentations: from 20th June 2022R
  • Registration deadline: 16th September 2022
  • Workshop: 16th October-19th October 2022

The registration will open on June 20th. It is free and includes on-site accommodation. The number of participants is however limited and the available seats are expected to fill up quickly. If you plan to submit an oral presentation (new for this second edition, see below), have your title ready before you register, ideally on June 20th.
The workshop will start on Sunday October 16th before dinner and end on Wednesday October 19th after lunch. Participants are required to be present during the entire period. The schedule will include comfortable time slots for informal discussions.

Keynote Sessions (to be presented in duets, except for the opening) 

  • OpeningKen Museth (Nvidia)
  • Knitted and Woven FabricSteve Marschner (Cornell University) & Frédéric Léchenault (ENS Paris)
  • Computational FluidsMathieu Desbrun (Inria Saclay – École Polytechnique)) & Stéphane Popinet (CNRS – Sorbonne Université)
  • Bubbles and FoamChris Wojtan (IST Austria) & Isabelle Cantat (Université de Rennes)
  • FoldsMélina Skouras (Inria Grenoble – Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann) & Hillel Aharoni (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Programmable MaterialsSylvain Lefebvre (Inria Nancy) & Corentin Coulais (University of Amsterdam)  
  • CrowdsJulien Pettré (Inria Rennes) & Cécile Appert-Rolland (CNRS – Orsay)  
  • Validation of physical models: Florence Bertails-Descoubes (Inria Grenoble) & Sébastien Neukirch (CNRS – Sorbonne Université)

Contributed oral presentations

Graphyz2 will also include sessions with contributed oral presentations. The goal is to foster discussions and collaborations by showing ongoing work of interest to both communities.
Upon registration, you will be given the option to submit a title and a few lines of abstract. Abstracts will be selected based on their interest to a mixed (computer graphics and physics/mechanics) audience. There is no obligation for the presenter to have a record of published work at the intersection of these two fields. Student presentations are warmly encouraged.
Particular attention will be given to the following themes on which La Saline is committed on the long term:

  • medical applications
  • musical applications (motion and gestures capture)
  • biodiversity, sustainable development & landscapes
  • architectural monuments & digitization

Submissions on topics not included in this are welcome as well, such as

  • computational architecture, structural mechanics
  • slender bodies, shells, cloth simulation
  • granular materials
  • biological applications (plants, locomotion)
  • sport

Looking forward to seeing you soon at the workshop!

With kind regards,

 Basile Audoly (CNRS – École Polytechnique)   Florence Bertails-Descoubes (Inria – LJK)     Benoît Roman (CNRS – ESPCI)     Mélina Skouras (Inria – LJK)

Ingénieur de Recherche en Physique des Procédés Industriels (Saint-Gobain)

Postdoc numerical and experimental mechanics of seismic fault sliding (LaMCoS,Lyon)

Dear colleages and friends,

I am recruiting a postdoctoral fellow for a 2-years project about numerical and experimental mechanics of seismic fault sliding. Candidates should hold a PhD in one of these disciplines: Rock Mechanics, Fault Mechanics, Tribology, Surface and Friction Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Granular Physics. The project is ANR-funded, it is called « Do Rock faults Asperities Melt or Abrade during earthquakes? (DRAMA) », and will take place at the LaMCoS, INSA Lyon, France, in collaboration with several french and international institutes.

If you know good candidates, please be kind enough to transfer them the attached document.


Guilhem Mollon
Maître de conférences

Bâtiment Sophie Germain
Avenue Jean Capelle
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex

ATER université Gustave Eiffel (date limite 13 Mai)

Un poste d’ATER 28eme est ouvert au recrutement à l’université Gustave Eiffel (Champs-Sur-Marne).
Le dépôt des candidatures est dématérialisé et à pour date limite le 13 mai 2022 à 16h.

L’enseignement (192h) se fera au sein de l’institut francilien des sciences appliquées (IFSA), essentiellement en 1ère et 2ème année de la licence Physique Chimie.

La recherche s’intégrera dans une des équipes de recherche en physique des matériaux de l’université Gustave Eiffel Pour plus d’informations voir la fiche jointe.

Lecturer (ATER) at ESPCI (Statistical Physics of Active Matter)

The Gulliver lab has an open position for a contractual lecturer position (1 year renewable)

Research topics : Statistical Physics of Active Matter
Teaching topics : Computer Science

Although the announcement is in French, it is not requested to be fluent in French; a basic level to communicate with student is enough.

Urgent : Postdoc Controlled Wrinkling of Soft Materials (USACH – Chile)

Dear colleagues,
The Chilean National Agency of Research (ANID) has called for applications for postdoctoral positions based in Chile. The grants extend from 2 to 3 years and cover a very competitive salary, funds for scholar visits, installation expenses, and some funds for project expenses. I am supporting applications for a project at the Physics Department of the University of Santiago, Chile starting on April 2023. The project aims to develop smart soft materials that wrinkle under controlled actuation and study interactions with fluids, aiming to applications to medical prosthetics, food processing, cleaning industry, and naval infrastructure. The research team combines postdocs, Ph.D. students, undergraduate students (Engineering Physicists), three full researchers, and many international collaborators.  

If you are interested please contact me as soon as possible at (deadline: April 29th),
I would be grateful if you could forward this announcement to potential candidates.

Best wishes,Leonardo GordilloDepartamento de Física
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Plant Biomech Conference (Lyon 21-26 aout 2022)

We are glad to announce that registration and abstract submission to he XXth International Plant Biomechanics Conference are now open at Please submit before the end of April to be considered for a talk or for a poster with a flash talk. Reduced registration fees are offered until the end of April.

With best regards,

Arezki Boudaoud, Olivier Hamant, Gwyneth Ingram, and Sara Puijalon


– Registration and abstract submission are independent in the system.

– Please forward this information to those potentially interested.

1/2-ATER Génie civil et mécanique des solides (Ecole Centrale Lyon)


Un poste de ATER mi-temps en Génie civil et mécanique des solides (CNU 60) est ouvert à l’École centrale de Lyon (campus d’Écully, département MSGMGC) pour l’année universitaire 2022-2023.

Le profil du poste est disponible ICI

La date limite de candidature est le 06/04/2022, 16:00 heures (heure de Paris).

Le poste est publié dans GALAXIE avec n° 153.

Bien cordialement,Francesco

Eric Vincens

Summer school « Disorder in Complex Systems  » (Saclay, 7-17 juin 2022)

Dear colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the summer school « Disorder in Complex Systems « , to be held at Institute Pascal of Paris-Saclay University (France), from June 7 to June 17 2022

The website has been updated and is available at [main page] [detailed information]

This intense two-week school is intended for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals seeking to overcome traditional disciplinary boundaries in the fields relevant to the physics of complex systems. The school covers basic concepts, tools, and current topics relevant to the problem of disorder in complex systems. These include glassy systems, nonlinear dynamics, scaling, soft matter, and other topical areas or case studies.

Lectures are taught by the faculty of Paris-Saclay and guest leading educators and scholars from other renowned institutions. Formal classes and seminars, are complemented by discussions and activities hosted by the laboratories of the University.

An internship program following the 2-week school is also offered to a smaller subset of selected participants.

Tuition for the program for the selected academic participants is free of charge and it covers participation, course materials, on-site accommodation for the non-Francilian, and lunch meals.

Application is now open and should be posted before April 15 2022 via the website according to the instructions provided:

Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested.

Best wishes,

The organizing committee: Gianguido Baldinozzi, Daniel Bonamy, Anne Davaille, Patrick Guénoun, Alberto Rosso, Pierfrancesco Urbani and Kees Van der Beek

tenure-track assistant professor « soft machines » (U.Freiburg)

We have have an opening in my department for a tenure-track assistant
professorship in the broader field of Soft Machines:

Prof. Lars PASTEWKA (he/him)
University of Freiburg
Office +49 761 203 67480 // Cell +49 176 20073597