Fragile, short-lived, fascinating, soap bubbles and in particular giant ones are often used by artists to accompany their acts. Each artist has a recipe that allows him to optimize his …
NOVEL ELECTRONIC STATES OF MATTER
Both experimental and theoretical studies are concerned with quantum and strongly interacting systems. Coupling lattice, spin, charge and orbital interactions leads to unique properties of new materials, which are regularly discovered.
PHYSICAL PHENOMENA IN REDUCED DIMENSIONS
SOFT MATTER AND PHYSICS-BIOLOGY INTERFACE
These research fields lie at the border between physical chemistry and biology where the large number of interactions give rise to cooperative phenomena and complex macroscopic behaviour (liquid crystals, surfactants, foams, colloids, confined DNA, viruses, membranes, living matter…).