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

Research areas

Head: M. Rabaud

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 will be awarded during the General Assembly of the Union in Vienna, Austria, April 2019.

Careful, new address

From June 27, 2016, and during the works for the new building (end of 2018), Laboratory FAST is located on two sites:
Offices: 23-25 rue Jean Rostand, on the Parc-Club d'Orsay.
Experiment building: Bâtiment 502, rue André Rivière.

How to join us?

The new building (2018)

Focus on a project

Strange rotation in an orbitally shaken glass of beer

F. Moisy, J. Bouvard

Collaboration: W. Herreman (LIMSI, Universite Paris-Sud)

Swirling a glass of wine induces a rotating gravity wave along with a mean flow rotating in the direction of the applied swirl. Surprisingly, when the liquid is covered by a floating cohesive material, for instance a thin layer of foam in a glass of beer, the mean rotation at the surface can reverse. This intriguing counter-rotation can also be observed with coffee cream, tea scum, cohesive powder, provided that the wave amplitude is small and the surface covering fraction is large..

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See the movie on Youtube !

F. Moisy, J. Bouvard, W. Herreman, EPL 122, 34002 (2018)

Other experiments in this research area


CREEP Innovative Training Network

FAST is part of the European Horizon 2020- Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) CREEP: Complex RhEologies in Earth dynamics and industrial Processes

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Next FAST-LIMSI seminars:

Thursday, December 13 at 14, LIMSI conference room:
Dimitry Kolomenskiy (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology):
Hydrodynamic data storage using wavelet compression

Laboratory FAST is partner of Labex LASIPS and Labex PALM.

Laboratoire FAST is member of Laboratoire International Associé (LIA) "Physique et Mécanique des Fluides".

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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).