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Great outreach week with ARTLAB Zürich!

27 April 2019

Together with my colleagues Jen Nguyen and Dr. Jeanette Wheeler (middle and right of picture respectively), we developped a scientific module on Marine Microbes for ARTLAB Zürich: Water World, a week-long program of scientific and artistic activities for high-school students, in conjunction with Science Xplore Suisse, ETH Zürich and the University of Zürich. It was a great week which just finished, and we hope that we convinced our students of the complexity of microbial life in oceans and lakes, and how fun it can be to spy on them!

Maze paper published in PRF!

18 October 2018

The accompanying paper for our award winning video "Soap opera in the maze: geometry matters in Marangoni flows" (see below) has just been published in Physical Review Fluids. Check it out for more details on the experiment and our hypotheses on what's happening there.

Defense of our Bachelor students!

1 June 2018

Today our students Armin Siegrist, Joshua Weber and Sebastian Zala successfully defended their Bachelor project on the microlayer, co-supervised with Dr. Jeanette Wheeler. Very good job everyone!

Paper published in PRE!

20 February 2018

Our work on microbial mutualism at a distance has just been published in Physical Review E! We present how the geometry of diffusive bridges between mutualistic microbes modifies their population dynamics and interactions.

Marie Curie proposal successful!

29 January 2018

The project I submitted for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship was accepted: during this 2 year project, starting in June, I will investigate the interaction between bacteria and rising bubbles in the ocean.

Maze video awarded prize at DFD

20 November 2017

Our video "Soap opera in the maze: geometry matters in Marangoni flows" has been named an Award Winner at the Gallery of Fluid Motion of the 70th APS DFD meeting in Denver, Colorado US. It is also featured in a post on FYFD. The video is also here.

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