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Reactive transport, mineral dissolution and precipitation in fractured and porous rock: experiments, models and field observations (session à EGU 2019)

j’aimerais faire la publicité d’une session que je co-organise à la prochaine assemblée de l’EGU à Vienne du 7 au 12 avril prochain:

Reactive transport, mineral dissolution and precipitation in fractured and porous rock: experiments, models and field observations
La date limite pour proposer un abstract est le 10 janvier 2019.

Numero de notre session : HS8.1.7 abstract:
Dissolution, precipitation and chemical reactions between infiltrating fluid and rock matrix alter the composition and structure of the rock, either creating or destroying flow paths. Strong, nonlinear couplings between the chemical reactions at mineral surfaces and fluid motion in the pores often leads to the formation of intricate patterns: networks of caves and sinkholes in karst area, wormholes induced by the acidization of petroleum wells, porous channels created during the ascent of magma through peridotite rocks. Dissolution and precipitation processes are also relevant in many industrial applications: dissolution of carbonate rocks by CO2-saturated water can reduce the efficiency of CO2 sequestration, mineral scaling reduces the effectiveness of heat extraction from thermal reservoirs, acid rain degrades carbonate-stone monuments and building materials.
With the advent of modern experimental techniques, these processes can now be studied at the microscale, with a direct visualization of the evolving pore geometry. On the other hand, the increase of computational power and algorithmic improvements now make it possible to simulate laboratory-scale flows while still resolving the flow and transport processes at the pore-scale.
We invite contributions that seek a deeper understanding of reactive flow processes through interdisciplinary work combining experiments or field observations with theoretical or computational modeling. We seek submissions covering a wide range of spatial and temporal scales: from table-top experiments and pore-scale numerical models to the hydrological and geomorphological modelling at the field scale. We also invite contributions from related fields, including the processes involving coupling of the flow with phase transitions (evaporation, sublimation, melting and solidification).

Sylvain Courrech du Pont
Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes
Université Paris Diderot
bureau 811A


Rencontres Mécanique-Physique : matériaux actifs (Congrès Français de Mécanique – Brest Août 2019)

le Congrés Français de Mécanique se déroulera du 26 au 30 août 2019 à Brest et comprendra en particulier un Mini-Symposium (M1) – Rencontres Mécanique-Physique : matériaux actifs

DEADLINE pour les soumission : le 15 janvier 2019

M1 – Rencontres Mécanique-Physique : matériaux actifs

Christophe Eloy et Benoît Roman

Une carrosserie dont la forme change sous l’effet de la vitesse, des panneaux solaires qui suivent le soleil à la manière des tournesols… Voici des exemples de matériaux actifs « intelligents » dont la forme est modifiée par la pression, la température, l’humidité, etc. L’objectif de ce mini-symposium est d’avoir un aperçu de la recherche sur ces matériaux actifs, qu’ils soient naturels ou artificiels. Ils posent en effet des questions complexes de mécanique et de physique (grandes déformations, non-linéarités, couplages multi-physiques, instabilités).

Ce mini-symposium, à l’interface entre la science des matériaux, la mécanique des solides, les interactions fluide-structure et la biologie, abordera les thèmes suivants (liste non limitative) : la robotique souple, les matériaux programmables, l’extraction d’énergie de l’environnement, différents types d’actuation, la modélisation de la croissance et de la morphogenèse, etc.

Ce mini-symposium se place sous le double label de l’Association Française de Mécanique (AFM) et de la Société Française de Physique (SFP).



Complex Active and Adaptive Material Systems (26 jan-1 fev, Ventura, Californie)

Dear Colleagues,

I should like to announce the

Gordon Research Conference & Seminar on

Complex Active and Adaptive Material Systems

Ventura, California, Jan 26th to Feb 1st 2019

Registration and more information at

I hope that you or members of your group will be able to attend.

Enquiries to
(Conference Chair)


Journées de physique statistique (31 jan / 1er Fev 2019 – Paris)

For the 39th time, the « Journées de Physique Statistique » will be organised soon (Thursday Jan 31-Friday Feb 1 2019 at Ens Paris). They will consist of 12 long presentations, the rest of the time being devoted to flash talks as in previous editions.

Essential informations:

1. The meeting is informal, and no financial support will be available.

2. Given the brevity of the flash talks (4 minutes), the essence of the problem and main results only can be presented, without entering into the details.

3. Participation is free. Only those intending to present a flask talk should register.

4. Deadline for registration ( is on ** Dec 20 2018 **

5. Participants who subscribe for flash talks will be recontacted to upload their slides. The corresponding file will be sent in pdf format before Jan 14 2019

6. The programme will be available on Jan 17

More details are available on

We apologize if you have received multiple copies of this announcement.

Cécile Cottin-Bizonne (Univ. Lyon I / CNRS)
Vivien Lecomte (Univ. Grenoble-Alpes / CNRS)
Rémi Monasson (Ens Paris / CNRS)
Emmanuel Trizac (Univ. Paris-Sud / CNRS)
Francesco Zamponi (Ens Paris / CNRS)


CISM School Cohesive granular materials, description and flowing properties

Annonce en pdf

Please find in this mail the first announcement of the Advanced School on « Cohesive granular materials, description and flowing properties » which will be held in The CISM center of UDINE (Italy) from May 27th to May 31st, 2019. This advanced school is organized under the auspices of the CISM. The leaflet is attached to this mail. Please feel free to disseminate this announcement to your PhD students or postdocs.

For further details, please go to or contact the organizers directly.

Veuillez trouver dans ce mail la première annonce de l’école Cohesive granular materials, description and flowing properties qui se tiendra du 27 au 31 mai 2019 au CISM à Udine (Italie). Le descriptif complet est dans le flyer ci-joint. N’hésitez pas à diffuser cette information à vos thésards et postdocs.

Pour plus d’informations, n’hésitez pas à consulter le site ou contactez les organisateurs.



the co-organizers of the C1903 CISM Advanced school

Blanche DALLOZ (
Pierre JOP (
Maxime NICOLAS (


Wave interactions and turbulence (17-19 décembre – X)

Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to the workshop « Wave interactions and turbulence » organised at Ecole Polytechnique from monday december 17th
(starting after lunch) to wednesday december 19th (ending after lunch).
Informations can be found at:

Registration is free but mandatory for organization reasons and should be made by email (

Sincerely yours,
Sébastien Galtier, Christophe Josserand and Sergio Rica


Prochaines journées du GDR MECAFIB, Nancy, 5-6 Décembre 2018

Les prochaines journées du GDR MECAFIB auront lieu à Nancy les 5 et 6 décembre prochains et porteront plus particulièrement sur les analyses (expérimentales, théoriques ou numériques) aux petites échelles pour le changement d’échelle dans ces milieux. Nous vous attendons nombreux pour présenter vos travaux et/ou venir discuter de ce thème pendant ces journées. Plus d’informations, notamment pour s’inscrire, se trouvent sur le site web de MECAFIB à cette adresse :

Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Event (Les Houches, Feb. 2019)

Workshop Announcement: Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Event (Les Houches, Feb. 2019)

Dear colleagues

we are writing you to announce the workshop

Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Events

Les Houches (France), 4-8 February 2019

The workshop aims at gathering scientists working in varied research topics
involving intermittent behaviours associated to strongly correlated dynamics.

Examples range from the atomic to the tectonic scale, including avalanches in
magnetic materials, superconductors, deformation of glasses, cascades of
rearrangements in soft matter systems, critical dynamics of imbibition fronts
and crack growth; mechanical response of granular and porous media, wood,
and geological flows, such as snow avalanches and earthquakes.

Understanding the complex, nonlinear spatio-temporal response of these systems,
is crucial for physical predictions and for the development of reliable models. Recent
theoretical and experimental progress makes this a timely forum for an interdisciplinary
effort to advance this important emerging research area.

Topics of the workshop include:
Conditions for universality (and non-universal features) in avalanche dynamics
Precursors of catastrophic events
Avalanches in transient dynamics
Depinning and yielding transitions
Instability in solid earth systems
Coarse grained models for avalanche dynamics

Detailed information for participating and submitting an abstract can be found
on the workshop’s website
together with the list of invited speakers.

Inscriptions to the worshop are welcome, those with abstract being favoured.
The deadline for abstract submission is: November 1, 2018

The organizers
Kirsten Martens
Jérôme Weiss
Vivien Lecomte
Lasse Laurson
Stéphane Santucci


Physics of Active Matter (satellite StatPhys 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to attend the workshop « Physics of Active Matter », a Satellite of the Statphys conference 2019.

The workshop that will take place in Viña del Mar, Chile, July 15-17, 2019, will focus on general topics in active matter physics, with an emphasis on the statistical mechanics of active systems and on applications to biology and synthetic active materials. It will consider questions such as collective and emergent behavior, topological properties, thermodynamics, and mesoscale descriptions.

Sincerely yours,
Rodrigo Soto


Fluid and Elasticity (Malaga, juin 2019)

Dear colleagues,

We are organizing an international conference on “Fluid and Elasticity” in June 2019. This conference will be the fourth of the series. Previous editions were held in Carry-le-Rouet, France (2009), La Jolla, CA (2012) and Biarritz, France (2015).

The conference will be held at the hotel « Parador de Malaga golf » in Malaga, Spain ( over three days (June 24-26, 2019). The conference program will consist of single plenary sessions with five invited lectures (40 minutes) and about 40 selected oral presentations (15 minutes), with ample time outside the formal sessions to encourage informal discussions among participants in a wonderful place.

The list of invited speakers for the 2019 edition is:
– Basile Audoly (LMS, Ecole Polytechnique, France)
– Pedro Reis (EPFL, Switzerland)
– Leif Ristroph (Courant Institute, NYU, USA)
– Javier Rodriguez-Rodriguez (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain)
– Anne-Virginie Salsac (UTC, France)

The deadline for submission of abstracts for contributed talk is February 1st, 2019. All details regarding the conference and the abstract submission process can be found on the conference website (

We look forward to seeing you in Malaga next year.


The Organizing Committee:
– Christophe Eloy (IRPHE, Centrale Marseille, France)
– Eric Lauga (DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK)
– Sébastien Michelin (LadHyX, Ecole Polytechnique, France)
– François Nadal (Loughborough University, UK)
– Luis Parras (University of Malaga, Spain)