Fête de la science 2016

Taylor-Couette demixing experience
Taylor-Couette demixing experience

This year Stefano and I tried to explain the way in which micro-organisms can swim. When the environment looks very viscous one needs to break time reversibility…what a challenge to vulgarize this! But we as usual had lot of fun too 🙂 Our poster is here [pdf].

And a little video by Stefano:

Our Glycerine Mixing-Demixing experience [Thanks to Florent Delmotte for the nice setup].

Fête de la science 2015

fete de la science

This year together with Stefano Berti we decided to be active in the “Fête de la science 2015“  the french celebration of vulgarisation of scientific research. We had a lot of fun presenting for two afternoons to visitors of every age and background our stand dedicated to “Mécanique des fluides et complexité dans la dynamique de l’atmosphère”. Our poster can be found here [pdf]

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Stefano explaining the driving force of atmospheric circulation
Me playing with colours and water to illustrate thermal convection