Nicolas B. Garnier
Chargé de Recherche, CNRS
Phone: (33)
Fax: (33)
Office: R123
Laboratoire de Physique
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
46 Allée d'Italie
69364 Lyon CEDEX 07
email: Nicolas.Garnier_(at)
see also: my CNS webpage (Atlanta)

Current Research Topics

Information Theory (since 2010)

This long-running project aims at applying Information Theory to the study of physical systems, especially those labeled as "complex", but more generally non-linear systems where statistical approach is one of the few tools that are expected to be relevant, once linear approaches have been ruled out.

In this respect, I believe a rethinking of original ideas and concepts is worth exploring, as are connexions and similarities with other, a priori distinct, ideas and concepts. Amongst several goals are the description in Information Theoretical terms of multi-scale systems, and the epxloration of causality relations.

Synchronization (since 2013)

Modeling the uterus

Collective Free Improvisation (model and experiments)

Fluctuations in systems out of (or even far from) equilibrium.


Previous Research Topics

See this separate page for a short description.


Above in my research topics description are links to open-access pre-prints.

Published versions are listed and linked on a separate page.

Biographical information




Last update: February 6th, 2016, around hell.