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October 25-30, 2015

Autumn Houches Physics School

Liquids at Interfaces

October 25-30, 2015 - Les Houches, France

Organizers :
Abdelhamid Maali (LOMA, Bordeaux, France)
Lionel Bureau (LIPhy, Grenoble, France)

This autumn school focuses on liquids in the vicinity of interfaces. It aims at providing the audience with the main physical concepts that govern the properties of fluids close to surfaces. It will cover topics such as the specific structure and dynamics of liquids at interfaces, the relevant scales at which they have to be described, and the crucial role that they play in e.g. flows at the submicron/nanoscale, wetting, or surface forces.
The school will be structured around the following six main lectures, that will be complemented by topical seminars.

Lectures :

  • Boundary, electro-osmotic and nanoconfined flows. Lydéric Bocquet (LPS, ENS Paris, France) & Elisabeth Charlaix (LIPhy, Grenoble, France)
  • Wetting, nanowetting, electrowetting. Thierry Ondarçuhu (CEMES, Toulouse, France) & Frieder Mugele (Twente University, Netherland)
  • Ion adsorption, charge regulation and electric double layer forces at solid-liquid interfaces. Frieder Mugele (Twente University, Netherland)
  • Experimental methods of investigation of liquids at interfaces. Jean Daillant (Synchrotron Soleil, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
  • Thermal fluctuations of liquids interfaces and Casimir forces. Sergio Ciliberto (Laboratoire de Physique ENS Lyon, France) & David Dean (LOMA, Bordeaux, France)
  • Behavior and properties of polymer films at interfaces and surfaces. Elie Raphael (Gulliver, ESPCI, Paris, France) & Günter Reiter (Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg, Germany)

Invited Seminars : Thomas Salez (Gulliver, ESPCI, Paris, France), Benjamin Rotenberg (PHENIX , Paris, France), Rosario Capozza (SISSA, Trieste, Italy).

Registration :
Applications form (see below) must reach the school before 15th June 2015 in order to be considered by the selection committee. The registration fees are 500 Euros and include participation to the school, accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks.

Les Houches is a village located in Chamonix valley, in the French Alpes. Established in 1951, the Physics School is situated at 1150 m above sea level in natural surroundings, with breathtaking views on the Mont-Blanc mountain range.
Les Houches Physics School is affiliated with Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I (UJF) and is funded by the UJF, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Direction des Sciences de la Matière of Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA/DSM).
Ecole de Physique des Houches, Côte des Chavants, F-74310 Les Houches, France.