JMC – 28-31 octobre 2024 – Marseille

Le site des JMC ouvrira le 15 janvier accompagné de l’appel à mini-colloques.

Le comité d’organisation serait très heureux de vous accueillir dans le cadre de mini-colloques spécifiques organisés à façon. N’hésitez pas à nous contacter et à faire circuler l’information.

Le comité d’organisation

Thierry Angot, Marie-Julie Dalbe, Marc Leonetti, Dave Lollman, Joël Marthelot, Matthieu Petit

Summer school on soft matter and food science – Cargese, Corsica, France – July 23 – Aug 2, 2024

Dear all,

We are delighted to announce a summer school on soft matter and food science to be held in the summer of 2024 from July 23rd to August 2nd at the Institut des Etudes Scientifiques (IES) in Cargèse, Corsica (France). 

The school will offer a series of introductory lectures on Soft Matter covering the key building blocks, i.e., polymers and colloids, which can be used to formulate dispersions, gels, composites, and soft glassy materials. Thanks to contributions from leading experts in the field, the summer school will provide the basics of structural & mechanical characterization, and multiscale modeling, from MD simulations, to continuum mechanics. 

Moreover, the school will also include a series of more advanced classes focusing on food-related topics, e.g., products composed of proteins, polysaccharides and fat, and tackle textural attributes of food as well as related industrial processes.

Practical information, including the list of speakers, registration fees, lodging info can be found on the following website :

Registration are opened to all, but limited to 76 participants, so do not wait, sign up and join us!

 Looking forward to seeing you in Cargèse,

 The organizing Committee

    Emanuela Del Gado (Georgetown Univ.)
    Thibaut Divoux (CNRS, ENS de Lyon)
    Gareth H. McKinley (MIT)
    Laurence Ramos (CNRS, L2C Montpellier)

CECAM event at the Les Houches School of Physics: « Network dynamics: synthesis, structure and mechanical properties »

Dear colleagues,

the call for registration and abstracts for the the CECAM event at the Les Houches School of Physics: « Network dynamics: synthesis, structure and mechanical properties » is open!

Dates: 25th Feb – 1st March 2024

Place: Les Houches School of Physics (French Alpes)


Please share this information with researchers and students interested in these topics.
We aim at organising a very accessible workshop and we will promote contributions from PhD students, Post-Docs and young researchers.

Sincerely yours,

the organising team

Kirsten Martens

Jean-Louis Barrat

Emanuela Del Gado

Ecole d’hiver APPRISE: Fundamentals of transport phenomena inf porous media across scales

Le FIC (France InterPore Chapter) organise l’école d’hiver APPRISE (Ecole Thématique CNRS) à Aussois (gratuit pour les agents CNRS) sur la modélisation des transferts de masse et de quantité de mouvement en milieu poreux.
i) Bases physiques de la modélisation des transferts en milieu poreux (écoulements et transport d’espèce) et du changement d’échelle (9h00) ;
ii) Acquisition et Utilisation d’images pour la simulation des transferts (6h00) ;
iii) Travaux pratiques numériques à l’aide des outils OpenFoam et COMSOL (15h00).

Plus d’informations et inscription :

2ème rencontres franco-suisses « SANS for Soft Matter » les 24-25 janvier 2024

Dear Colleagues,

Paul Scherrer institute is hosting the ‘2nd French-Swiss Meeting SANS for Soft Matter’, which is jointly organized by PSI , LLB and 2FDN the will take place on the 24th and 25th of January 2024 at the PSI Auditorium building(

Abstract submission deadline: 24th November 2023.

The registration fee is 50 Euros for students and 100 Euros for all senior attendees. The deadline for registration is the 8st of December 2023.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers using SANS in the fields of Soft Matter and Biophysics (and open to other fields as well). The focus is on recent and ongoing work in the fields of polymers, colloids, surfactants, gels, foams, and proteins and on applications of soft matter in food science, pharma, energy applications and other fields.

We look forward to seeing you in January 2024 at PSI!

The organizing committee,

Alexis Chennevière, Fabrice Cousin, Urs Gasser, Marion Grzelska, Viviane Lütz-Bueno,

Annual European Rheology Conference 2024, University of Leeds, UK

You are warmly invited to the Annual European Rheology Conference 2024, which takes place at the University of Leeds, UK from 9th-12th April 2024. Details of the meeting are now available at
In particular, as co-organisers of the session on « suspensions and granular materials », we hope that you will consider contributing a paper to this session.
Abstract submission for contributed presentations and posters is now open, with a (hard) deadline for submitting abstracts of 15th December 2023. For more details, please see:
We are particularly pleased that Anke Lindner and Randy Ewoldt have agreed to speak in our plenary sessions, which will also include the winners of the 2024 Weissenberg and Oldroyd awards.  The conference aims to cover all areas of current rheological research, with sessions on:
Colloids and Glasses
Polymeric Fluids
Emulsions, Foams and Interfacial Rheology          
Microrheology and microfluidics
Experimental Methods and new rheometric techniques  
Suspensions and Granular Materials       
Food Rheology  
Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and Flow Instabilities   
Industrial Rheology, sustainability and additive manufacturing   
Bio-rheology, Living and Active Matter
Soft Solids and Viscoplastic Fluids
For those interested, we have organised a short course, taking place from 8th-9th April, on “Computational rheology using rheoTool” to be presented by Célio Fernandes  and Manuel Alves.
We hope to see you all in Leeds next year!
With best wishes
Oliver Harlen, Rob Poole and Daniel Read (organisers)
Olivier Pouliquen, Wilson Poon, Erin Koos  (C-Chairs of the suspensions-granular materials session)

57e congrès du Groupe français de rhéologie

Plus que quelques jours (date limite 29/09/2023) pour vous inscrire

– au 57e congrès du GFR qui aura lieu à Paris du 24 au 26 octobre 2023

– à la journée de cours du lundi 23 octobre 2023 (programme sur le site onglet « Cours »).

Au plaisir de vous accueillir à Paris, cordialement

Alain Ponton


« Liquid to solid foams » workshop, December 18th, Paris (MSC lab)

Dear colleagues,

Together with the GDR SoPhy, we organise a 1-day workshop about Liquid to solid foams on Monday 18th of December 2023 in Paris (MSC lab). 

Foams are made of liquid or solid containing gas bubbles. Liquid foams comprise many liquid-gas interfaces, so their structure and dynamics are ruled by liquid surface tension. Solid foams are porous materials used for properties like their lightness, their low thermal conductivity or their permeability. Solid foams are generally elaborated from liquid foams that solidify, and the intermediate solidifying foams have specific properties -structure, ageing, mechanical and rheological properties, etc.- ruled both by surface tension and bulk elasticity.  The objective of this workshop is to better understand them and therefore to gather scientists from both liquid and solid foam communities. 

We invite you to register, and to propose a short presentation title if you wish, before November 7th on the workshop website:   

Axel Huerre (MSC Paris),

Marie Le Merrer (ILM Lyon) and 
Anniina Salonen (LPS Orsay) 

Conference « Fluids and Complexity III »- Nice, France – December 06-08, 2023

Dear colleagues,

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming international conference, « Fluids and Complexity III, » to be held at the Hôtel Le Saint-Paul in Nice, France, from December 6-8, 2023.

This event aims to bring together international researchers working in different fields of fluid dynamics and soft matter physics:

• Biophysics, Active matter & Microfluidics
• Nonlinear physics, Hydrodynamic instabilities & Fluid-structure interactions
• Non-Newtonian fluids, Granular matter & Suspensions
• Multiphase flows, Capillarity & Wetting

The pleanary speakers include:
• Isabelle Cantat – Univ. Rennes, France
• Cécile Cottin-Bizonne – Univ. Lyon, France
• Philippe Coussot – Univ. Gustave Eiffel, France
• Anne De Wit – Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
• Philippe Gondret – Univ. Paris-Saclay, France
• Karin Jacobs – Saarland Univ., Germany
• Detlef Lohse – Univ. Twente, Netherlands
• Dimos Poulikakos – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
• Olivier Pouliquen – Univ. Aix-Marseille, France

We warmly invite you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation before the deadline of September 24th, 2023. Early bird registration closes on October 14th, 2023.

For more details, registration, and abstract submission, please visit our conference website :

For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We gratefully acknowledge the support and funding from our esteemed academic (Fédération Doeblin, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS & Groupe Français de Rhéologie) and industrial (Klearia) partners, whose contributions make this gathering possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to a vibrant scientific exchange in Nice this December.

Best regards,

Celine Cohen (INPHYNI), Ludovic Keiser (INPHYNI), Rudy Valette (CEMEF).