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At the "Ondes et Matière’" laboratory in Aquitaine, soap bubbles have become a study subject for detecting instability and turbulence. The aim is to simulate flux and flows to create faithful models of vortexes comparable to natural phenomena such as cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons.
Insects, small-scale physics
At the Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI), under the direction of Jérôme Casas, biologists, ecologists and mathematicians work on physical ecology. They’re interested in the solid and fluid mechanics of insect life...
Margaret Buckingham, a biologist fascinated by development
Researcher Margaret Buckingham, a specialist in stem cells and in the formation of skeletal muscle and the heart, was awarded the 2013 CNRS Gold Medal.
Faster than Light?
Neutrinos that travel faster than light? This seems to be the conclusion of the measurements performed by a team of researchers led by Dario Autiero, a CNRS researcher, as part of the OPERA international experiment.
Last update: December 16, 2011