Flowing Matter

Invited Lecturers

Benjamin Dollet (Institut de Physique de Rennes, CNRS, University of Rennes , Rennes, France)
3 lectures on: Rheology of Foams and Brownian Suspensions Physical and chemical parameters describing foams; Foam structure; Theory of foam drainage; Theory of foam coarsening; Phenomenology of foam rheology; Elastoplastic models of foam rheology; Origins of dissipation in foams, and surfactant dynamics; Pressure waves in foams; Elements of rheology of colloidal suspensions.

Ramin Golestanian (Oxford University, Oxford, Great Britain)
3 lectures on: Active matter. Fundamentals of low Reynolds hydrodynamics, Oseen tensor; Microswimmers (simple models, experiments, hydrodynamic interactions); Stochastic swimmers; Hydrodynamic synchronisation (generic conditions, collective behaviour); Controlling swimmer behaviour (run and tumble, phototaxis); Active colloids (generic theory of phoretic self-propulsion, experiments, effect of boundary); Selforganization of active colloids (active colloidal molecules, chemotaxis, phototaxis); open questions.

Elisabeth Guazzelli (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, IUSTI, Marseille, France)
4 lectures on: Low-Reynolds-Number Hydrodynamics and Suspension Rheology. Introduction to the dynamics of particulate suspensions. Low-Reynolds number suspensions; microhydrodynamics with single-body and pair-body dynamics. Assemblies of hydrodynamically interacting particles. Suspension rheology

Kirsten Martens (CNRS and Grenoble Alpes University, Saint Martin d'Hères, France)
3 lectures on: Mechanics of Glasses. Glasses are created either by a rapid quench in temperature of a liquid or by increasing the packing fraction in a particle suspension above jamming, such that particles are trapped into metastable states within a highly complex potential energy landscape.The dynamics of these systems is strongly out-of-equilibrium and there is no unifying theory to describe the yielding and the flow of these glassy systems under applied forces. However, there exist several approaches, often phenomenological, to tackle these questions and in this course I will cover amongst other things the mode-coupling approach, as well as the microscopic and mesoscopic approaches proposed in the literature.

Bernhard Mehlig (University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden)
3 lectures on: Particles in Turbulence Models; preferential concentration, small-scale clustering, relative velocities; effect of Brownian translation/rotation (connection to lecture 1), active particles (connections to lectures 3 and 4); non-spherical particles; open questions.


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