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Laboratory FAST (Fluides, Automatique et Systèmes Thermiques) is a CNRS research laboratory (UMR 7608), associated with University Paris-Saclay.

Research areas

Head: H. Auradou

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Dynamics of free subduction

N. Ribe
Collaboration : Z. Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Subduction, the gravity-driven sinking of oceanic lithosphere into the Earth’s mantle, is a major component of plate tectonics. We are building three-dimensional flow models of subduction to understand the factors that control the diverse morphologies of subducted plates revealed by seismic tomography, focussing on the interaction of the plates with the phase-change boundary at 660 km depth in the mantle. The image shows three possible plate morphologies depending on the ratio of the viscosity of the plate itself to that of the surrounding mantle.

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We moved to our new building

Since March 2019, the laboratory FAST has moved to the new building Pascal (building 530).

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Jean Pierre Hulin appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Buenos Aires

On Tuesday, August 22, 2019, the Higher Council of the University of Buenos Aires appointed Jean-Pierre Hulin as Honorary Professor.

This title rewards him for his overall contribution to the development of Franco-Argentine academic and scientific cooperation.

Anne Davaille awarded by the European Geosciences Union

Anne Davaille has been awarded the Augustus Love Medal of the European Geosciences Union. This medal rewards scientists who have achieved exceptional international standing in Geodynamics.

The medal was awarded to her at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna in April 2019.

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Next FAST-LIMSI seminars:

Jeudi 21 Janvier 2021, à 14h, en visioconférence
A. Bucci (Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique Equipe A&O), Deep Reinforcement Learning for Dynamical Systems.

Laboratory FAST is partner of Labex LASIPS and Labex PALM.

Laboratory FAST is member of the French-Argentine IRP (International Research Project) "Ingénieries vertes par la mécanique des fluides" (IVMF).

Theoretical Mantle Dynamics

N. Ribe (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Physical Hydrodynamics - 2nd edition

E. Guyon, J.P. Hulin, L. Petit, C.D. Mitescu (Oxford University Press, 2015).

La matière en désordre

E. Guyon, J.P. Hulin, D. Bideau (2014).

Hydrodynamique physique - 3e édition

E. Guyon, J.P. Hulin, L. Petit (2012).