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à l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Laboratoire de Physique

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
46 allee d'Italie 
69007 Lyon France 
Tel: (+33) 4 72 72 81 42 
Fax: (+33) 4 72 72 89 50

  • Directeur du Laboratoire de Physique à l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

  • Physics of Long-Range Interacting Systems,
    A. Campa, T. Dauxois, D Fanelli, S. Ruffo
    Oxford University Press (2014).
    Physics of Solitons,
    T. Dauxois, M. Peyrard.
    Cambridge University Press (2006).

    PhD Proposal : "Rim Currents Induced by Internal Wave Attractors in Enclosed Basins"

    PhD under the supervision of Thierry Dauxois within the internal wave group that includes S. Joubaud and P. Odier. The PhD student will also benefit from an important collaboration with Evgeny Ermanyuk, Deputy Director of the Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics in Novosibirsk (Russian Federation).

    Conference, Environmental fluid dynamics: confronting grand challenges that will be held in Les Houches, France from 20-25 January 2019.
    Environmental fluid dynamics underlies a wealth of natural, industrial and, by extension, societal challenges. In the coming decade, as we strive towards a more sustainable planet, there are a wide range of grand challenge problems that need to be tackled, ranging from fundamental advances in understanding and modeling of stratified turbulence and consequent mixing, to applied studies of pollution transport in the ocean, atmosphere and urban environments. The objective of the event is to gather leading figures in the field of environmental fluid dynamics to produce a road map for the scientific community.

    A Review on Internal Wave Beams
    published in January 2018 in Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics.

    A short article published in October 2017 in Le Point, a French Magazine.

    An interview about my research activities and personal views
    at the occasion of
    my appointment to the editorial board of Journal of Physics A.

    Statphys26: The 26th IUPAP International conference on Statistical Physics took place in Lyon from July, 18th to 22nd in 2016.

    The conference covered a wide range of topics including traditional aspects of statistical mechanics, such as applications to hard and soft condensed matter, phase transitions, disordered systems and non-equilibrium physics, as well as emergent and modern applications such as turbulence, signal processing, complex systems and mathematics.

    Winter 2015: Physics of Long-Range Interacting Systems, a new lecture at the graduate level (Master 2).
    This lecture provide a satisfactory understanding of properties generally considered as oddities only a couple of decades ago: ensemble inequivalence, negative specific heat, negative susceptibility, ergodicity breaking, out-of-equilibrium quasi-stationary-states, anomalous diffusion, etc. We describe the theoretical and computational instruments needed for addressing the study of both equilibrium and dynamical properties of systems subject to long-range forces. We discuss also the applications of such techniques to the most relevant examples of long-range systems.

    Focus in Physics (2014) about our article
    in Physical Review Letters
    on the analysis of active matter models with dynamical systems tools.

    CNRS press release (2014) and articles in Le Monde and Scientific American
    about our article in Geophysical Research Letters
    about the largest amplitude internal solitary waves on record.

    Focus on Fluid (2013) about our article
    in Journal of Fluid Mechanics
    on the instability of internal gravity waves in stratified fluids.

    Henri Poincaré, l'harmonie et le chaos (2012).
    Participation to a TV-documentary directed by P. Worms
    with N. Bergeron, E. Ghys, T. Tokieda, A. Verjovsky and C. Villani.

    The resurrection of the dead-water phenomenon (2011).
    Large amplitude interfacial waves generated by a boat in a stratified fluid
    See our article in Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics or the video of the experiment

    Fermi, Pasta, Ulam, and a mysterious lady (2008).
    The first-ever numerical experiment was performed in 1954 by a very young woman, Mary Tsingou.
    After decades of omission, it is time to recognize her contribution.

    Shanghai (China) April 2004


    Lyon (France) April 2005

    ENS Lyon

    Douala (Cameroon) Nov. 2007


    Hawaii (US) May 2011