Seminars in 2013

Upcoming Seminar:


Dynamics and Stability of Elastocapillary interactions

By Dr. Arnaud Antkowiak
l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France),

Monday 9th of December 2013 – 14:00 / Room ME B10 – abstract

Past Seminars:


The counter-propagating Rossby waves Perspective to shear flows

By Prof. Eyal Heifetz
Department of Geophysical Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University
Department of Meteorology (MISU), Stockholm University,

Thursday 26th of September 2013 – 10.00 am till 12am – Room Nano BM 6204 – abstract



Asymptotics of Solutions and Artificial Boundary Conditions for a Basic Case of Fluid-Structure Interaction

By Dr. Christoph Boeckle
Theoretical Physics Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Tuesday 18th of June 2013 – 10.15 am – Room ME B331 – abstract



Wind Tunnel Studies of Shear-Stress Partitioning in Live Plant Canopies

Le lauréat du Prix Ryhming : Dr Benjamin Walter

Friday 26th of April 2013 – 11 :15 – Room ME B10 – abstract


Poking and Wrinkling of Sheets and Shells
By Dominic Vella
  OCCAM – Oxford University, UK

  Tuesday 16th of April 2013 – 10:15 – Room MEB10


Poking an object is a useful way of testing its properties in a range of everyday applications from cooking meat to inflating a bicycle tyre. It is also used  quantitatively in science to achieve the same thing. In this talk I will discuss what we can learn from poking pressurized elastic shells – a simple model of yeast cells. I will also show that poking can cause wrinkling and how the wrinkling pattern may be useful in its own right. This leads on to a more general discussion of wrinkling in systems with a large number  of wrinkles.