PMMH’s weekly seminar is held every Friday at 11 am (map)

Contact :
Laurent Duchemin
Sylvain Patinet
Stéphane Perrard
Etienne Reyssat
responsables-seminaires (arobase)

75005 PARIS

Tel : (33) 1 40 79 45 22

Seminars  (6)

  • Séminaire PMMH - Franck Vernerey (Boulder Univ.)
    Vendredi 31 mars de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    Active Mechanics of Cohesive Biological Aggregates : -The Case of Fire-Ant Swarms-
    A majority of soft living materials owe their complex mechanical behavior to an underlying network structure. Despite this inherent complexity, the physical structure of these materials can often be conceptualized as dynamic physical networks, where nodes and connections are governed by simple rules. An advantage (...)
  • Séminaire PMMH - Giuseppe Pucci, Istituto di Nanotecnologia, Calabria
    Vendredi 7 avril de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    Capillary surfers and spinners on a vibrating liquid bath
    Capillary surfers are wave-driven particles at a fluid interface that have been recently introduced by Ho et al. (arXiv:2102.11694v3, 2023) and described theoretically by Oza et al. (arXiv:2301.05767, 2023). A surfer is a hydrophobic, millimetric solid particle, the bottom surface of which is pinned to the (...)
  • Séminaire PMMH - Christophe Gissinger, LPENS, PSL
    Vendredi 14 avril de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    Transition sous-critique à la turbulence et transport non-diffusif en astrophysique
    Omniprésente, la turbulence est responsable d'une grande partie des processus de mélange et de transport observés dans la nature et dans les écoulements industriels. La diffusion d'éléments chimiques, le transfert de chaleur ou le transport de moment cinétique au sein d'un écoulement nécessitent donc une bonne (...)
  • Séminaire PMMH - Luis Gómez-Nava (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    Vendredi 21 avril de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    Collective and synchronized motion in animal groups : from sheep to fish
    In this talk I will present two studies of collective behavior observed in animal groups. In the first one, we studied the spontaneous and intermittent collective displacements observed in small groups of sheep (Ovis aries Linnaeus). We performed experiments and noticed that these animals form files while moving (...)
  • Séminaire PMMH - Florian Poydenot (ENS)
    Vendredi 12 mai de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
  • Séminaire PMMH - Orencio Duran (Univ. Texas)
    Vendredi 9 juin de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    Hydrodynamic Origin of Terrestrial “Impact” Ripples
    Wind-blown sand surfaces on Earth, Mars, and other planetary bodies are covered by multiscale bedforms. The long-standing consensus has been that meter- to kilometer-scale dunes and decimeter-scale ripples on Earth emerge via two distinct physical mechanisms. Dunes evolve from a flat sand bed due to a hydrodynamic (...)
Information for the speakers

The audience is composed of people with rather heterogeneous backgrounds including specialists in solids, fluids, granular flows, statistical physics... so the idea is to keep your talk understandable by people not necessarily working in your field... The seminar time slot runs from 11am to noon so the best is to make the talk last around 45 minutes to leave some time for discussion.

Link to cofee seminar (internal, every Thursday)


Practical information

Laboratoire : 01 40 79 45 22
Directeur : Damien Vandembroucq
Codirecteur : Philippe Petitjeans
Administratrice : Frédérique Auger (01 40 79 45 22)
Gestionnaire : Claudette Barez (01 40 79 58 53)
Courriel : dir (arobase)