The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PhD in Lille

I remember as a Post-doc in the Netherlands, I was enrolled at the University, opened a bank account and registered myself as a resident in the city hall all in less than an hour. Everything was so easy, each procedure was electronic  and in english.  It’s not the same music here in Lille. My foreigner students sometimes get trapped in administrative loopholes and when they do not master the language is not obvious how to get things done.  This is the reason why Hamidreza Ardeshiri, one of our senior PhD students in the group decided to write a How-to document to Lille 1 University.  I like to post it here for the future generations. Thanks Hamid!  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lille 1

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