Microswimmers - from bulk to interfaces

The aim of the workshop is to bring together scientists from different communities (physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics) interested in active soft matter systems that self-propel in a liquid environment, such as Janus colloids, motile cells, or active droplets.

Underlying mechanisms range from thermal and chemical surface forces to shape deformations and self-generated Marangoni flows. Important aspects are the efficient steering of active particles, hydrodynamic interactions, and the emergence of collective effects.

The workshop will take place at the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP) on the main campus of Université de Bordeaux.

Invited speakers


Damien Baigl - ENS Paris, France

Larysa Baraban - TU Dresden, Germany

Clemens Bechinger - U Stuttgart, Germany

Frank Cichos - U Leipzig, Germany

Eric Clément - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Cécile Cottin-Bizonne - ILM, CNRS - U Lyon, France

Jonathan Howse - U Sheffield, UK

Gilgueng Hwang - LPN, Marcoussis, France

Alexander Kuhn - ISM, U Bordeaux, France

Sébastien Michelin - LadHyX, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Ignacio Pagonabarraga - U Barcelona, Spain

Philippe Peyla - LIPhy, U Grenoble, France

Wilson Poon -  U Edinburgh, UK

Holger Stark - TU Berlin, Germany

Annette Taylor - U Sheffield, UK





Thomas Bickel 
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Alois Würger
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Local coordinator :

   Isabelle Guillaume
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Fédération Matière Molle (CNRS & Université de Bordeaux)

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Financial support
ANR 10-IDEX-03-02

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