COST Action MP1305 "Flowing matter"

Flowing matter lies at the crossroads between industrial processes, fundamental physics, engineering and Earth Sciences. Depending on the microscopic interactions, an assembly of molecules or of mesoscopic particles can flow like a simple Newtonian fluid, deform elastically like a solid or behave in a complex manner. When the internal constituents are active, as for biological […]

COST Action MP0806 "Particles in turbulence" Memorandum of understanding Fluid turbulence is ubiquitous and so is its ability to transport particulate matter such as dust, soot or droplets. The dynamics of particles in a turbulent flow is fundamental to everyday life - examples of open scientific and technological issues include rain formation in clouds, pollution dispersion in the atmosphere, optimization […]

Population dynamics under flow

Various recent studies have revealed amazing phenomena in the dynamics of bacterial colonies where biology meets physics, in particular statistical physics, fluid dynamics, and (soft) con- densed matter. These biological systems reveal analogies with complex fluids (isotropic- nematic phase transitions), spinodal decomposition phenomena in physics and materials sci- ence, and diffusion-limited reaction kinetics in chemistry. […]