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  (7)

  • Séminaire PMMH - Agnese Seminara, University of Genoa
    Vendredi 17 février de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    A fish with legs and alternation strategies for navigating turbulence
    Sea robins are fishes with sensory appendages (“legs”) that they use to walk and to dig live prey from within the substrate. Their preadation strategy is so effective that they are often followed by other fish trying to steal their prey. I will discuss a set of behavioral experiments suggesting that these animals (...)
  • Séminaire PMMH - Angela Limare (IPGP)
    Vendredi 24 mars de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    The Earth's mantle in a microwave oven : thermal convection driven by a heterogeneous distribution of heat sources
    Past laboratory experiments of thermo chemical convection have dealt with systems involving fluids with different intrinsic densities and viscosities in a Rayleigh-Bénard setup. Although these experiments have greatly improved our understanding of the Earth's mantle dynamics, they neglect a fundamental component of (...)
  • 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 - Daniel Korchinski (Vancouver)
    Vendredi 7 avril de 11h00 à 12h00 - Salle réunion PMMH 1
    Temperatures and criticality in amorphous solids
    Amorphous solids are a disparate class of materials, including glasses, foams, emulsions, and granular packings. Surprisingly, they exhibit some shared universal behaviour in their mechanical response to load, with an initially elastic regime giving way to a jerkily flowing state characterized by intermittent (...)
  • 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)