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Non-equilibrium dynamics of soft and active matter

Objective

"**The joint exchange programme “Non-equilibrium dynamics of soft and active matter” (SoftActive) aims at bringing closer communities of physicists working at the forefront of statistical/nonlinear physics of out-of-equilibrium systems. Although many aspects of this very wide topic will be covered, the project is centered on the dynamics and fluctuations in soft and active matter, a subject of crucial importance in quantitative biology/biophysics.
**The three countries involved, France, Germany, and Japan, and indeed almost all the participants of SoftActive, have a long history of collaboration on these topics, which are well-developed in each country. But these past and present collaborations have remained, so far, mostly bilateral, and it has become clear that further integration is needed.
In particular, the groups involved in this proposal are leaders of the emerging field of ""active matter"" which is so far particularly well represented in France, Germany, and Japan. It is now time to structure international ties, which will strengthen the quality of research and allow for a rapid and organized growth.
**The SoftActive project mirrors the “Dynamics of Nonequilibrium Soft and Active Matter” project just approved recently within the “Core-to-Core” program of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). It is divided into four main scientific topics, in parallel to the JSPS-funded Core-to-Core project:
-Nonlinear response and non-equilibrium dynamics of liquid crystals and related problems
-Slow dynamics of colloids and related problems
-Dynamics and fluctuations far from equilibrium
-Dynamics of active soft matter
**The scientific goals will be reached via the exchange of researchers, notably young ones for long-enough periods of time to insure efficient transfer of knowledge, plus a comprehensive calendar of project-wide events in the form of schools and workshops."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/liquid crystal

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 71 400
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)

Participants (8)

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 56 700
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Fridelance (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anaïs Desclos (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7
France
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Rue Thomas Mann 5
75205 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludovic Vezien (Mr.)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie-Christine Gefflot (Ms.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 37 800
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Motomu Tanaka (Prof.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 700
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Mikhailov (Prof.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 700
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dieter Braun (Prof.)
OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 700
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martina Hagen (Ms.)