Archives de la catégorie: conférences/écoles


Workshop Fragmentation dynamique pour les solides (Marseille, Nov 24-25)

Le GDR MecaWave organise un workshop le 24-25 novembre sur la fragmentation dynamique, au Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique à Marseille. 

Le fichier joint décrit plus en détail l’objectif de ce workshop, le nom des orateurs et les détails pratiques. Pour vous inscrire, merci d’envoyer un mail aux organisateurs.

Les organisateurs (Nicolas Favrie, Bruno Lombard, Joël Marthelot)


Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials (Nimes, Oct 19-21)

This Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials is mainly dedicated to Ph.D. students andEarly Career Investigators  (i.e. researcher whose career spun less than 8 years since the date of the PhD) and aims at sharing new advances and breakthroughs as well as fostering the community of young researchers in the field of acoustic metamaterials. The third SAM will be organised around 6 different sessions comprising 20 min talks and plenary lectures. 



Workshop Machine Learning Glassy Dynamics (Nov 7-11, 2022 – Paris)

The goal of this 2-day workshop is to understand the role that machine learning can play in understanding glasses from a fundamental perspective. The workshop is open to all and will take place at Collège de France (rue d’Ulm). Registration is free but mandatory (before September 30) at:


L. Berthier, G. Biroli, and G. Jung


Physics of Living Matter (Marseille/Cambridge, Sep 27-30, 2022)

The PLM series started 15 years ago from an interest to promote the interface between the Life and Physical Sciences in Cambridge.

This year, the conference has been divided into two parts:

  • September 27 & 28 in France : organized by CENTURI, this part of the event will take place at the Palais du Pharo, in Marseille, with an online access for Cambridge participants.
  • September 29 & 30 in England : organized by Cambridge University, this part of the event will take place in Cambridge, with an online access for Marseille participants.

Program and registration:


EuroTechTalk – Magneto-active soft materials and structures (22 September 2022)

Pedro Reis (EPFL) and Kostas Danas (Ecole Polytechnique)

In this joint seminar, we will present the complementary expertise and recent research of our two groups at Ecole Polytechnique (France) and EPFL (Switzerland) on magnetorheological elastomers (MREs); a novel class of active materials capable of exhibiting a coupled response under external magnetic and/or mechanical stimuli.

Info and registration:


Workshop Physics of microbial motility (ESPCI Paris, Nov 2-4 2022)

We would like to draw your attention to the workshop Physics of microbial motility that our H2020 ITN PHYMOT organizes from November 2nd to 4th, 2022 at the ESPCI in Paris, France. This workshop aims to bring together senior scientists and students with interests ranging from marine microbiology, and environmental biology to experimental and theoretical biophysics. For further information and to register and submit an abstract, please visit the workshop website:

 Best wishes,
Anke Lindner, Eric Clement, Thomas Kiørboe, Roberto Di Leonardo, Gerrit Vliegenthart and Gerhard Gompper


Workshop on Physics and Biology of Plant Growth – Ein Gedi, Israel (Jan30-Feb2 2023)

The growing plant is a fascinating system involving multiple fields. Biologically, it is a multi-cellular system controlled by complex bio-chemical networks. Physically, it is an example of an « active solid » – an extended solid system, whose element (cells) are active, performing mechanical work to drive the evolving geometry. Computationally, it acts as a distributed system, processing a multitude of local inputs into a coordinated developmental response. The goal of this meeting is to provide a rare opportunity to bring together researchers from these different but complementary disciplines, and study the plant as a living, information-processing organism, which uses physical laws and biological mechanisms to alter its own shape, and negotiate its environment.

Please visit: for relevant information

Idan Efroni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yasmine Meroz, Tel Aviv University
Sigal Savaldi-Goldstein, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Eran Sharon, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Winter Aspen Conference on Active Matter in Complex Environments (2-6 Jan 2023)

Active matter is a prominent area of research in soft matter and biological physics: it gives us the opportunity to learn new physics (active materials are out of equilibrium), engineer new materials (e.g., « intelligent » responsive materials), and understand more about biology (e.g., cells, migratory animals, and even subcellular motor proteins are active materials). While a tremendous amount of work has focused on the physics of active matter in bulk/unconfined environments, recent work is starting to demonstrate the rich physics associated with active matter in complex environments characterized by tortuosity, confinement, and complex interactions. This Aspen Winter Conference will focus on this new direction in active matter research at the interface of soft matter physics, statistical and nonlinear physics, biology, and engineering.  

This Conference will bring together a diverse group of leading theorists and experimentalists to discuss (1) Fundamentals, (2) Collective behaviors, (3) Interactions with complex fluids, (4) Biological active matter, (5) Synthetic active matter/assemblies. Our ultimate goal is to foster new collaborations, clarify unifying/open questions for future research to address, and brainstorm new directions for the field that cut across physics, biology, materials, engineering, and other disciplines. 

The workshop will be in-person, over five days spanning January 2-6, 2023 (the last day will be a half day).  We are putting together the agenda to have extensive Q&A and discussion sessions as well as recreational breaks each day.  There will also be a welcome reception on the evening of Sunday January 1.  We are currently fundraising with the intention of being able to help offset some costs associated with meeting registration, housing, and travel. 

To register, click the « Apply now » link here; the registration deadline is at the end of the month. 

Sujit Datta, Cynthia Olson Reichhardt, Paulo Arratia and Moumita Das


Summer School on Sports Physics and Technology (CISM-IUTAM)

CISM-IUTAM Summer School on Sports Physics and Technology
September 19-22 2022, Udine


3rd Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials, Nîmes, France (19-21 Oct.)

Dear Colleagues,

As you may have noticed our annual event was missing during the last two years, for obvious reasons.

We now have the pleasure to disclose the details of the next edition!

The 3rd « Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials » (SAM) will be held from 19th to 21st October 2022 in Nîmes (France), organised by YRAM (Young Researchers in Acoustic Metamaterials).

The Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials is mainly targeted to Early Career Investigators, PhD candidates, as well as to anyone wishing to learn more about acoustic and elastic metamaterials. SAM aims at sharing new advances and breakthroughs, as well as fostering the community of young researchers in the field of acoustic metamaterials. The 3rd SAM will be organised around 6 different sessions comprising 20 min talks and 5 plenary lectures.

Plenary speakers:

  • Prof. Romain Fleury (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Dr. Gaëlle Poignand (LAUM, France)
  • Prof. Elke Deckers (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Dr. Noé Jiménez (UPV, Spain)
  • Prof. Corentin Coulais (UVA, Netherlands)

Topics covered by the Symposium are listed below but are not restricted to:

– Acoustic/elastic metamaterials and phononic crystals

– Acoustic/elastic metasurfaces

– Non-reciprocal manipulation of acoustic/elastic waves

– Acoustic/elastic meta-devices based on transformation acoustics, parity-time symmetric acoustics, topological acoustics

– Novel physical concepts for harnessing acoustic/elastic waves

– New applications of metamaterial-based functional devices for acoustic sensing, cloaking, imaging, absorption, energy harvesting, etc.

Different social events and dissemination activities will be organised during the Symposium (a scientific concert, visit of Nîmes Arena, extra-day visit to Aigues-Mortes close to the Natural Parc of Camargue).

Participation fee for presenters/attendees at the Symposium is €250.00. This fee covers all 3 lunches + morning and afternoon catering + Thursday’s guided tour of Nîmes Arena from 19th Oct 2022 to 21st Oct 2022.

Registration is mandatory before submitting the abstractRegistration should be completed online before 8th October 2022. Please find enclosed the flyer of the event.

Abstracts submission should be performed simultaneously with the registration before 31st August 2022.

For more information, see the SAM website.

Looking forward to seeing you in Nîmes!

The Organising Committee

Matthieu Malléjac (EPFL, CH)
Théo Cavalieri (EMPA Zürich, CH)
Eric Ballestero (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, FR)

Giulia Aguzzi (ETH Zürich, CH)

Yang Meng (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, FR)

Louise Le Ridant (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, FR)

Aleksi Bossart (EPFL, CH)

Xinxin Guo (EPFL, CH)

Antoine Demiquel (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, FR)

Maxime Lanoy (LAUM, UMR CNRS 6613, FR)

Joseph Beadle (Exeter University, UK)

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