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Rencontre du Non-linéaire date limite 26 février (27-29 mars)

Rappel : soumission des résumés pour les posters/exposés courts et/ou pour la soumission des articles pour les comptes-rendus.

Nous remercions tous ceux qui ont déjà soumis un résumé. Pour ceux qui ne l’ont pas fait, la date limite est le 26 février 2018 inclus.

du 27 au 29 mars 2018 à Paris, Université Paris-Diderot

La Rencontre du Non-Linéaire rassemble tous les ans l’essentiel de la communauté francophone travaillant sur la dynamique non linéaire (hydrodynamique, optique, plasmas, mécanique, mathématiques appliquées, physico-chimie, biophysique, …).

La 21e Rencontre du Non Linéaire 2018 aura lieu les 27, 28 et 29 mars 2018 à l’Université Paris Diderot, à l’amphithéâtre Buffon, 15 rue Hélène Brion, Paris 13e.

Cette année, les orateurs invités seront :

  • Christophe Clanet (LadHyX, Ecole Polytechnique) “Physics in modern Olympic Games
  • Keith Moffatt (DAMTP, Cambridge, UK) “The Navier-Stokes Singularity Problem« 
  • Salima Rafaï (LIPHY, CNRS, Grenoble) “Du plancton comme modèle de particule active?
  • Agnese Seminara (INPHYNI, CNRS, Nice) “Fungal spore discharge and dispersal in the atmosphere

Cette année, le mini-colloque aura comme thème “Non-linéarité et tremblements de terre”.

Calendrier et renseignements pratiques :
* 26 février 2018 : date limite de soumission des articles pour les comptes-rendus
* 28 février 2018 : date limite de soumission des résumés pour les posters/exposés courts
* 27, 28 et 29 mars 2018 : RNL 2018

* Vous êtes tous conviés à participer à cette manifestation et à présenter une communication.
* L’inscription est gratuite et recommandée pour faciliter le travail des organisateurs. Elle est exigée pour présenter une communication.
* Pour plus d’informations et inscription :


Le Comité d’Organisation :

E. Falcon, M. Lefranc, F. Pétrélis et C.-T. Pham

Le Comité Scientifique :

S. Barland, J. Barré, E. Falcon, M.-C. Firpo, D. Gérard-Varet, M. Haragus, X. Jia, P. Marmottant, F. Pétrélis, C.-T. Pham, B. Roman, V. Vidal



Yielding versus depinning in disordered systems ( October 2018- Paris)

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a small informal workshop at the ENS in Paris, at the end of October, on the analogy between the yielding transition of amorphous materials under load and the depinning transition of elastic objects driven in a quenched disordered landscape. It will take place from Monday October 22 till Wednesday October 24, 2018. Please check the following website for more details:

The workshop will consist in six review talks (1h each), with a lot of time devoted to informal discussions. We thus expect fruitful exchanges on the topics related to the connection between the depinning and the yielding phenomena.

Hoping to see you on this occasion in Paris,
Best regards,

Elisabeth Agoritsas and Francesco Zamponi

PS. This workshop is a follow up to the workshop on yielding that we organized in 2017. Information on the previous workshop, and the slides of the speakers, can be found here

Elisabeth Agoritsas – Postdoc

Email :

Laboratoire de Physique Théorique (LPT-ENS),
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris,
Rue Lhomond 24
75005 Paris, France

Simons collaboration:


International Conference on Nonlinear Localization in Lattices – Spetses Island (18-22 June 2018)

Subject: Update- International Conference on Nonlinear Localization in Lattices (NLL -2018) , Spetses Island-18-22 June 2018

Dear Colleagues

With this message we are pleased to announce the organization of the International Conference « Nonlinear Localization in Lattices » that will take place in the island of Spetses in Greece during 18-22 June 2018.

The conference marks the 30-year anniversary of the pioneering paper of Sievers and Takeno of 1988 that started an intense theoretical and experimental activity in Intrinsic Localized Modes or Discrete Breathers in nonlinear lattice systems. The intention is to both celebrate the glorious past of intrinsic localization and look into the present and future of nonlinear and complex phenomena in extended systems and their applications.

In addition to covering topics related to classical and quantum nonlinear localization, such as statistical and dynamical properties, thermalization of nonlinear lattices, Fermi-Pasta-Ulam dynamics, applications of nonlinear localization and related phenomena in materials, biological systems, optical systems and metamaterials, many body effects, self-organization in nonlinear lattices and other relevant topics we also intend to link the area with other growing fields. Specifically we plan to have focused sessions on non-Hermitian phenomena wave phenomena and applications in optical and materials science. Additionally, due to the growing interest in machine learning applications in physics we will interface with recent work in the area that is in contact with the general theme of the meeting. We welcome contributions from all these areas and fields.

The conference webpage is

. Please follow the updated information and plan early your trip to Greece since the summer of 2018 is expected to be a busy year for tourism in Greece.
Spetses is a small, quaint island island off the coast of Peloponnese and off the main tourist attraction loop that may be reached either from the port of Athens by fast boats or by land and a short sea crossing.
The conference will take place in the Anrgyreios-Korgialeneios School of Spetses (AKSS) with comfortable facilities in a unique location next to the sea and close to the main island town.

Please register now through the conference web page and arrange for your trip.There is accommodation in the premises or in nearby hotels. Please make reservations through our web page and/or contact us if you have questions or need assistance.
It is best if you do your reservation before March 9, 2018, especially if you are planning to stay in the premises of AKSS.

Interested scientists are invited to apply by completing the online NLL registration form, which is available at:, until 30/03/2018.

Please note that we anticipate having some funding to be used towards covering local expenses of students & young scientists.

Our email database is being continuously updated. Please inform us if you wish to be added (if you did not received the announcement directly) or wish to be removed from the list.
Looking forward to seeing you in Spetses for a celebration of 30 years of nonlinear localization in discrete systems!

On behalf of the International Organizing Committee

G. Tsironis

International Organizing Committee:
David Campbell, Sergej Flach, Yuri Kivshar, Konstantinos Makris, George Tsironis, Alexey Ustinov

For more information on the organization of the Conference please communicate with:

Mrs Froso Kasotaki

CCQCN Operations Specialist
Department of Physics, Univ. Crete,
Voutes Campus,
Heraklion 71003, Greece
Tel 30-2810 394262
FAX 30-2810 394301

conférences/écoles Non classé

Ecole d’été Mécanique et Physique MEPHiSTO à Cargese, du 7 au 17 aout 2018

Le GDR MePhy participe à l’organisation de l’école d’été internationale MEPHiSTO (MEchanics and PHysics of STretchable Objets) qui aura lieu du 7 au 17 aout 2018 à Cargese.

voir le site web de l’école.


The School is aimed primarily to PhD students, postdocs, and other young scientists wishing to broaden and deepen their knowledge or to identify new research opportunities.
A strong emphasis is put on basic concepts with several classes reviewing classical mechanics and physics. In order to keep the lectures as tutorial as possible, the 20 academic lecturers will give 1-3 talks.

The school will include

  • Main lecture courses (1h20 long, including questions).
  • Some « experimental lectures » based on a series of table-top experimental demonstrations by the speakers, with experiments available to the students during coffee breaks.
  • flash presentations for posters, and poster sessions.
  • ample time for discussion (coffee breaks, meals, and a long afternoon break)

Classes will start on August 7th in the morning and end on August 17th.

Academic talks

Basics mechanics/physics

Material failure and friction


Complex materials and « extreme mechanics’’


Ecole DYNOLIN (27 mai-1er juin)


Bonjour à tou(te)s,

Les travaux du GDR DYNOLIN se terminent en 2018 (sous sa forme actuelle).
Comme je l’ai indiqué lors des journées de Toulouse, le GDR a déposé une demande de soutien auprès du CNRS pour l’organisation d’une Ecole Thématique
intitulée comme le GDR «DYNOLIN ». Le CNRS nous a octroyé ce soutien. Il est temps de passer à la pratique. Cette école et les travaux du GDR se dérouleront en parallèle.

Vous trouverez ci-joints 3 documents.

Le premier (Affiche-ET-2018) synthétise l’annonce de l’Ecole Thématique.
Le second (Programme-EcoleThematiqueCNRS-2018-Frejus ) présente le programme détaillé et décrit la procédure (et les tarifs) pour participer à cette école.
Vous noterez qu’il y a 2 temps: une demande d’inscription puis l’inscription elle-même après réception d’un mail confirmant que vous pouvez vous inscrire.

Le troisième document (FormulaireDemandeInscription) est à renvoyer impérativement avant le 25 mars 2018.

Bien cordialement

CH Lamarque


EuroEAP conference (polymères électroactifs): Lyon 5-6 juin 2018

Bonjour à tous,

Nous (LaMCoS) organisons le 5 et 6 juin 2018 à Lyon la 8ème édition de la conférence EuroEAP sur les polymères électroactifs (piézo, diélectrique, électret, ionique, conducteurs…) de la fabrication au système.

La conférence a un format original avec une dizaine de talk d’invités (20min) et des présentations orales courtes pour tous les participants suivi d’un poster et/ou démo.
Les cessions poster/démo sont longues pour favoriser les échanges.

Je vous invite à regarder le descriptif et à participer!

N’hésitez pas à diffuser,

Claire Jean-Mistral
Maître de Conférences – INSA de Lyon – LaMCoS


Soft Matter Forefronts Symposium (Georgia Tech, April 18-20, 2018)

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Please join us for the Soft Matter Forefronts Symposium which will take place at Georgia Tech,April 18-20, 2018. You can register for the event at

We have 17 distinguished academic speakers that will present work within soft matter. The main topics of the symposium are: Disordered soft matter, Liquid crystalline soft matter and the role of geometry in soft matter, Applied and interdisciplinary soft matter, Active soft matter and Soft metamaterials. A limited number of 10 minute presentations by students and postdocs will also be part of the program. There will also be poster presentation opportunities for anybody attending.

The Symposium on Soft Matter Forefronts will provide researchers an unparalleled opportunity to learn and discuss ideas and research results on the developing edge of soft matter science.

The number of attendants is limited, so please, register soon. Students and post-docs registration is $150. Standard registration is $250. Registration includes symposium materials, lunch for all three days and a welcome reception on Thursday.

We look forward to your participation in this event.

All the best,


Alberto Fernandez-Nieves
Director, Soft Matter Incubator

Symposium Organizers:
Peter Yunker, Zeb Rocklin, Blair Brettmann, Alex Alexeev, Sabetta Matsumoto and Alberto Fernandez-Nieves


CISM School : fibrous materials (9-13 juillet 2018)


à CISM, du 9 au 13 Juillet 2018

voir le pdf du programme de l’école ici


Summer school « The Mathematics of Mechanobiology » (Cetraro, Italie 27-31 aout 2018)

the CIME-EMS Summer School on

« The Mathematics of Mechanobiology »

will be held in Cetraro (Italy) on August 27-31, 2018. The invited lecturers are Antonio de Simone,
Benoit Perthame, Alfio Quarteroni and Lev Truskinovsky

The Summer School will provide an introduction to the mathematical aspects of
the interactions between mechanics and biology, with an overview on the
leading results and questions in the field. It is primarily thought for PhD
students, postdoc and early carrier researchers interested in the mathematical
challenges that stem in the application of classical mathematical methods to
new biological experiments and by the opportunity to translate mathematics to
support clinical practice

More details at the url

Best regards
Davide Ambrosi, Pasquale Ciarletta, Ellen Kuhl


International Conference on Aeolian Research, Bordeaux, 25-29 June 2018


10th International Conference on Aeolian Research, 25-29 June 2018,
Bordeaux, France.

The call for abstracts is now open until the 5th of March 2018. Please
submit your abstract following
prepared with the available template.

On this web page, you will be asked to select the session in which your
work fits best, the type of presentation you would like to get (oral
presentation or poster – NB: the conveners will proceed to abstract
selection as the number of time slots for orals is limited), the name of
the presenting person and those of all co-authors. You will be asked to
upload your abstract as a pdf file, which includes both text and figure.

As a reminder, the conference will include the following sessions:

1. Dunes and bedforms
conveners: M. Baddock, R. Ewing, L. Ping

2. Dust dynamics and processes
conveners: M. Klose, J.-B. Stuut

3. Modelling and numerical simulations
conveners: J. Nield, A. Valance

4. Paleo-environments
conveners: J. Roskin, A. Stone

5. Planetary aeolian research
conveners: J. Radebaugh, S. Silvestro

6. Experiments and instrumentation
conveners: M. Louge, G. Wiggs

7. Aerodynamics and sediment transport
conveners: C. McKenna-Neuman, H. Yizhaq

8. Coastal environments
conveners: P. Hesp, D. Jackson

9. Anthropogenic interactions
conveners: J. Leys, G. Sterk

10. Interaction with vegetation
conveners: J. Gillies, G. Okin

Recall of important dates:

10th of January 2018: open call for abstracts.
05th of March 2018: Deadline for abstract submission.
26th of March 2018: Talk/poster selection and registration opens.
11th of June 2018: Registration closes.
25th of June 2018: ICAR 2018 begins!

Field trips:
– A mid-conference trip to the Dune of Pilat will be organised for all
attendees on the 27th of June.
– Optional pre and post meeting excursions will be organised by the Polish
Geomorphological Association.

Please visit our website for more details and news:

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an e-mail to

The organising committee
Philippe Claudin, CNRS, Paris
Christel Bouet, IRD, Bondy
Sylvain Dupont, INRA, Bordeaux
Béatrice Marticorena, CNRS, Créteil
Clément Narteau, UPD, Paris