Les Amis de l’IHES helps to promote the cutting edge research carried out at IHES as widely as possible. They organize conferences aimed at a broad audience, to introduce current research projects and organize cultural events of a scientific nature.
Les Amis de l’IHES is an association which was created on 8 October 1998 to coincide with the Institute’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Louis Michel was Chairman until he passed away on 30 December 1999; he was succeeded by Marcel Berger, former IHES Director, and by Jean-Marc Deshouillers, professor at the University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2. Since May 2009, the association has been chaired by Valentin Poénaru who was professor at the Paris-Sud University (Orsay) before retiring.
"Les Amis de l'IHES" organized a videoconference with Professor Jean-François Joanny on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:00 pm on Zoom.
New event organized by Les Amis de l’IHES on Thursday 1 April 2021, 6:30 pm (French Time)
Jean-François JOANNY (Collège de France) gave a Zoom conference entitled:
“Active matter and the physics of life”
“Active matter” is a form of matter that is not in thermodynamic equilibrium and in which at the local scale each constituent consumes energy. Biological systems at all scales are examples of such active systems. It has been recently discovered that they have common “universal” properties. I will show on several examples how the hydrodynamic theory of active matter, based on very general arguments, provides a good description of cells and tissues.”
Contact: Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)
Watch the conference: