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Conference « Fluids and complexity », Nice, 5-7 December 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming conference « Fluids and complexity” which will be held at Théâtre du grand château, Campus Valrose, Nice on 5-7 December 2018.

The aim of this event is to bring together researchers working in several different, but often interconnected, fields of fluid dynamics, including Hydrodynamic, Magneto-Hydrodynamic and Geophysical Turbulence, Statistical Mechanics applied to fluids, Mathematical and Numerical Fluid Dynamics, Non-Newtonian Fluids and Granular Matter, Active Matter and Bio Fluids, Drops, Capillarity and Micro Fluids.

Plenary speakers include:

– Freddy BOUCHET (Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon)

– Marc BRACHET (LPS, ENS Paris)


Yoël FORTERRE(IUSTI, Marseille)

– Sergei KUKSIN(IMJ, Sorbonne Université)

– David QUERE (PMMH, ESPCI Paris)

– Salima RAFAI (LIPhy, Université Grenoble Alpes)


Registration deadline is 17 September 2018

You are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation before 15 October 2018

You can find more detailed information, registration and abstract submission form at the conference website

A limited number of free accommodations and a travel support will be available for young researchers.
We look forward to welcoming you in Nice in December.

Sergei Nazarenko (Institut de Physique de Nice),

Yves D’Angelo (Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné),

Celine Cohen (Institut de Physique de Nice),

Giorgio Krstulovic (Laboratoire J.L Lagrange),

Rudy Valette (CEMEF)


Self-Organization in Active Matter: from Colloids to Cells (oct 2018, Erice, Italy)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the Workshop Self-Organization in Active Matter: from Colloids to Cells to be held October 1-4, 2018, at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Italy.

The Workshop will bring together established and junior researchers to discuss the latest development in experiments and theory of self-organization in active systems. Topics covered will include active colloids, microswimmers, active liquid crystals, bacterial suspensions and biofilms, subcellular structures, and tissues. We will have a number of invited talks by distinguished speakers that have made important contributions to the field of active matter. There will also be opportunities for contributed presentations to be selected from submissions and for poster presentations.

The venue is the The Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture in the historic town of Erice, Sicily. Erice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750 metres (2,460 ft) above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily’s north-western coast. A cable car joins the upper and lower parts of the town. Erice is a wonderfully preserved walled Mediaeval town offering the most breathtaking views and a palpable sense of history.

For more information and to register please visit the Workshop website:
The number of attendants is limited, so please, register soon, and in any case before August 31, 2018.
The fee of 120 Euro/night covers all local expenses (ground transportation, accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, excursion, and social dinner).
Limited funds are available to support the participation of junior scientists or scientists from developing countries.

We hope to see you in Erice in October.

The organizers

Hugues Chaté
Gerhard Gompper
Cristina Marchetti


Summer school Multi scale approaches and multiphysics couplings in fluid and solid mechanics (Grenoble sept 2018)

Summer school on « Multi scale approaches and multiphysics couplings in fluid and solid mechanics » (3rd Edition)
Grenoble – 13th to 20th September 2018

Objectives: Important societal issues require to solve problems in mechanical and process engineering of increasing complexity. A key vector of progress relies on multi-scale and multi-physics approaches. The aim of this summer school is to make an overview of the different approaches, numerical and experimental techniques allowing to tackle this complexity. All the courses will be illustrated through various recent examples. Two days will be dedicated to practical exercises on « high tech demonstrators » based on the most up-to-date techniques and methods developed by partner laboratories of Tec21. Finally on thursday, invited lecturers will give a focus on «Instabilities in fluid and solid mechanics ».

• Web Page:

The number of participants is limited and registrations are subject to availability. Registration dead line: 1rst September 2018.

• Online registration:

The Organizing Committee
Contact :



Environmental fluid dynamics: confronting grand challenges (Les Houches, Jan 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce the international conference,
Environmental fluid dynamics: confronting grand challenges
that will be held in Les Houches, France from 20-25 January 2019.

** Please distribute widely **

Environmental fluid dynamics underlies a wealth of natural, industrial and,
by extension, societal challenges. In the coming decade, as we strive towards
a more sustainable planet, there are a wide range of ‘grand challenge’ problems
that need to be tackled, ranging from fundamental advances in understanding
and modeling of stratified turbulence and consequent mixing, to applied studies
of pollution transport in the ocean, atmosphere and urban environments.
The objective of the event is to gather leading figures in the field of environmental
fluid dynamics to produce a road map for the scientific community. The meeting
will balance the participation of senior and junior faculty, postdocs and graduate
students, to generate an environment that fosters research ideas and directions.

The list of topics covered at the conference is Stratified flow, Multiphase flow,
Ocean transport, Atmospheric and Urban transport and Predictability.
The list of invited speakers is:

Matthew Alford (San Diego, USA)
Peter Bauer (ECMWF, UK)
Colm-cille Caulfield (Cambridge, UK)
Jim McElwaine (Durham, UK)
Catherine Gorle (Standford, USA)
George Haller (Zurich, Switzerland)
Greg Ivey (Perth, Australia)
Pierre Lermusiaux (Boston, USA)
Paul Linden (Cambridge, UK)
Eckhart Meiburg (Santa Barbara, USA)
Tamay Ozgokmen (Miami, USA)
Nadia Pinardi (Bologna, Italy)
Maarten van Reeuwijk (London, UK)
Nathalie Vriendt (Cambridge, UK)
Andrew Woods (Cambridge, UK)

The conference will also include 28 contributed talks. Request to give a
contributed talk are to be included in the registration application.

Registration is now open until 15 September 2018.

Further details concerning the conference, the venue and registration can be found
on our web page,

We look forward to welcoming you in Les Houches.

Yours sincerely,
Thierry Dauxois (CNRS & ENS de Lyon) and Thomas Peacock (MIT)

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dernier moment inscription Ecole Complex Motion in Fluids (Normandie, juillet 2018)

Dear all,
We have extended the limit inscription date of the 2018 edition of the “Complex Motion in Fluids” summer school to the end of next week (Friday May 11th).
To apply please visit the website:


This year the school organised by Christophe Clanet and myself (together with Thomas Bohr, Henrik Bruus, Eric Lauga, Jacco Snoeijer and Detlef Lohse) will be held at Moulin d’Andé in Normandy from July 8th to 14th. This edition will focus on the physics of sports (sailing, rowing, skying etc.) and collective phenomena (in physics, fluid mechanics, biology, and social systems). We have invited a large panel of specialists in their fields to cover these two subjects and discuss common grounds.

With best regards,
Christophe Clanet and Michael Benzaquen




mini-symposium « Interfaces in confined media : from inert to living », Grenoble, 27-31 August, 2018

Dear all,

The deadline for abstract submission to the mini-symposium « Interfaces in confined media : from inert to living » has been extended to Thursday, 26th. We are looking forward meeting you there.

This mini-symposium aims to discuss the effects of confinement on the creation, dynamics and transport of bubbles, drops and more generally interfaces. At different scales, this problematics relates to various systems, from micro- or mesoporous media, either man-made either natural (rock), to living organisms (cells, plants, trees,…), including micro- or nanofluidic devices (labs-on-chips). Confinement affects non only transport, through hydrodynamics, but also energetics of interfaces through several effects (direct influence of boundaries, elastic deformation of the confining medium, compressibility of the fluid,…).
One or two invited talks, with a wide scope and complementary to the semi-plenary talk on the physics of plants, will set up the background and introduce the theoretical or experimental contributions selected among the propositions of the participants.

Keywords (non exhaustive): wetting / drops, bubbles, interfaces / porous media / plants / microfluidics / textured surfaces / individual and collective effects / foams / nucleation and cavitation / phase transition(s), critical behaviour / elastohydrodynamics

Organisators : Xavier Noblin (InPhyNi, Nice) – Catherine Quilliet (LiPhy, Grenoble) – Pierre-Etienne Wolf (Institut Néel, Grenoble)

Site JMC :

PDF for MS: >>download

See you soon in Grenoble !

conférences/écoles Non classé

AUX RENCONTRES DE PEYRESQ (28 mai au 1 juin 2018)

Cher(e)s Collègues,

Nous vous informons de la tenue de la XXIIe édition de l’école d’été thématique « AUX RENCONTRES DE PEYRESQ » qui se déroulera du 28 mai au 1 juin 2018 à Peyresq (04).
Au programme: « Ondes Nonlinéaires »:

Cours 1 Instabilités dans les ondes. F. Charru (IMFT, Toulouse)

Cours 2 Emergence de structures en turbulence optique. A. Picozzi (ICB, Dijon)

Cours 3 Optical cloaking. P. Genevet (CRHEA, Nice)

Cours 4 Vibrations de bulle et acoustique en milieux complexes. V. Leroy (MSC, Paris)

Cours 5 Ondes nonlinéaires et applications. G. Theocharis (LAUM, Le Mans)

Cette école s’adresse aux étudiants en thèse, aux chercheurs et enseignants-chercheurs jeunes ou plus expérimentés, intéressés par la dynamique non linéaire et ses nombreuses applications (mécanique, biophysique, géophysique, chimie physique, physique statistique, ondes, dynamique des fluides etc…). Les thésards et post-doctorants auront la possibilité de faire un court exposé pour présenter leur travail.

Informations et inscriptions:

Des frais d’inscription de 200 euros pour les non permanents et de 250 euros pour les permanents seront demandés. Ils couvrent le voyage aller-retour depuis Nice, le logement et tous les repas. Attention, le nombre de places étant limité, les dates d’inscription seront considérées.
Financements : Fédération W. Döblin, le Labex MEC
Comité d’organisation: Médéric ARGENTINA (InPhyNi, Nice), Xavier NOBLIN (InPhyNi, Nice), Alain POCHEAU (IRPHE, Marseille).
Comité scientifique: Christophe JOSSERAND (LadHyx, Paris Palaiseau), François GALLAIRE (EPFL, Lausanne), Olivier PIERRE LOUIS (ILM, Lyon), Thomas FRISCH (INPHYNI, Nice)

Pour le comité d’organisation,

Xavier Noblin.


mini-colloque « Interfaces en milieu confiné : de l’inerte au vivant », Société Française de Physique (Grenoble, 27-31 août 2018)

Bonjour à tous,

   Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue du mini-colloque « Interfaces en milieu confiné : de l’inerte au vivant », aux 16e Journées de la Matière Condensée de la Société Française de Physique (Grenoble, 27-31 août 2018).

   Ce mini-colloque se propose de discuter les effets du confinement sur la création, la dynamique, et le transport de bulles, gouttes, ou plus généralement d’interfaces. À différentes échelles, cette problématique concerne des systèmes variés, allant de milieux micro- ou mésoporeux synthétiques ou naturels (roches) aux systèmes vivants (cellules, plantes, arbres, …) en passant par les systèmes micro- ou nanofluidiques (lab-on-a-chip). Dans ces systèmes, le confinement affecte non seulement le transport à travers les effets hydrodynamiques, mais aussi l’énergétique des interfaces à travers plusieurs effets (interaction directe avec les parois du milieu confinant, déformation élastique de ce milieu, compressibilité du fluide, …).

   Un ou deux exposés invités généraux poseront le décor et introduiront des contributions expérimentales ou théoriques, sélectionnées parmi les propositions des participants au mini-colloque pour une présentation orale ou un poster. Pour cela, déposer vos abstracts avant le 15/04/2018 sur : en choisissant le mini-colloque MMB2.

Mots-clés (liste non exhaustive) : mouillage / gouttes, bulles, interfaces / milieux poreux / végétal / micro-fluidique / surfaces texturées / effets individuels et collectifs / mousses / nucléation et cavitation / transition(s) de phase, comportement critique / élastohydrodynamique

Organisateurs : Xavier Noblin (InPhyNi, Nice) – Catherine Quilliet (LiPhy, Grenoble) – Pierre-Etienne Wolf (Institut Néel, Grenoble)

En espérant vous voir bientôt à Grenoble


Physical approaches to understand microbial life (Paris 28 aout- 6 septembre)

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the opening of a PALM international summer school Microbiophysics 2018 entitled


It will take place in the south of Paris at Gif-sur-Yvette (France), from August 28th to September 06th.

This PALM international and multidisciplinary summer school aims to bring together world-leading physicists and biologists interested in microbial life, international students (masters students, graduate students, post-docs) and young and senior scientists, to provide a comprehensive overview of the current progress, and to stimulate further interactions and collaborations. Microbiology lecturers will introduce the fundamental concepts of microbes and will present the most recent research results in biology while physics lecturers will expose the many facets of the current biophysical understanding of microbial processes.

This School is funded by the « Laboratory of excellence » PALM (Physics : Atoms, Light and Matter)


The lecturers : Rosalind Allen, Harold Auradou, Bonnie Bassler, Romain Briandet, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino, Nicolas Desprat, Jean-Marc Ghigo, Raymond Goldstein, KC Huang, Terry Hwa, Edo Kussell, Christian Marlière, Bianca Sclavi, Agnese Seminara, Victor Sourjik, Howard Stone, Aleksandra Walczak.

The organizers (Pietro Cicuta, Knut Drescher, Eric Raspaud)



Workshop Rheology of Polymeric Systems (Pierre Carreau) 21-22 juin – Lorient

L’IRDL organise en juin à Guidel un workshop en l’honneur de Pierre Carreau sous l’égide du GFR (Groupe Français de Rhéologie).

Ce workshop se déroulera sur deux demi-journées constituées d’une  dizaine deprésentation de rhéologues français. Ils apporteront un éclairage surles avancées récentes en rhéologie et exposeront les nouveaux défis à relever.

Vous trouverez ci-joint les détails de ce workshop: Flyer workshop Carreau en pdf