Vincent Langlois
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    Welcome to my professional website. I'm a maître de conférences (assistant professor) in the Department of Earth Sciences in Lyon. 

My main research topics are sediment transport, erosion and instabilities. More generally, I'm interested in complex fluid dynamics and its applications to geophysics and biology. I have previously worked on the rheology of foams in Trinity College Dublin and on the hydrodynamics of plankton swimming in the DTU Center for Fluid Dynamics.


May 2014 - A new article on flowing foams, in the Journal of Rheology.

June 2011 - All copepod videos right here.

May 2010 - When the roles are reversed: copepods escape their predators. See the article here J. Roy. Soc. Interface, or there on Discovery News: World's Best Animal Jumper Identified. And you can also watch the movies on youtube.

April 2010 - Copepods attack on Discovery Channel (Slo-Mo Tuesdays, April 20).

September 2009 - Copepods are the 'Lucky Luke' Of The Seas in Science Daily.

August 2009 - In the blink of an eye: Copepods' ambushes mentioned in Science Editors' choice.

July 2009 - Copepods attack !! Mechanisms and feasibility of prey capture in ambush-feeding zooplankton.

January 2009 - A new article on plankton locomotion and feeding: Significance of swimming and feeding currents for nutrient uptake in osmotrophic and interception feeding flagellates.

December 2008 - A few new pictures there.

August 2008 - New article on foam rheology: Rheological properties of the soft-disk model for two-dimensional foams.

June 2008 - Beijing's Water Cube is open ! Take a look at the largest Weaire-Phelan foam in the world !


Vincent Langlois

Assistant professor

Department of Earth Sciences

Campus de la Doua
Building Géode, room 622

e-mail vincent.langlois [@]
tel.+33  (0)4 72 43 27 42
fax. +33  (0)4 72 44 85 93
addressUMR 5276
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
2, rue Raphaël Dubois
69622 Villeurbanne CEDEX

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