SOFT Matter – from fundamental aspects to industrial perspectives 

July 29 – August 8 | Cargèse, Corse | France


Soft condensed matter is the subject of a large number of investigations all around the world, both from a fundamental point of view and from a more applied side, due to the large number of practical possibilities relying on the aptitude of soft matter to provide large responses to small sollicitations.

Following the first Dynasoft 2008 and 2010 schools, held in August 2008 and August 2010 in Cargèse, the present summer school Soft-FIRE will this year stress on combining academic lectures and industrial talks
The aim of the school is to train young researchers by presenting pedagogical lectures starting from basic knowledge and reaching state of the art research on a number of fast evolving questions. This school ambitions to promote informal discussions and interactions between researchers. It will give the opportunity to young researchers of developing a professional career perspective both in academics or in industry.


Main topics

  • Soft matter physics 
  • Soft chemistry 
  • Microfluidics 
  • Statistical physics in soft matter 
  • Polymers for energy 
  • Drug delivery 
  • Polymer electronics 
  • Technical methods 
  • Biophysics, viruses 
  • Colloids


Organizing committee 

Scientific committee

  • D. Langevin (Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS) 
  • P. Davidson (Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS) 
  • J. Klein (Weitzmann Institut, Israel) 
  • C. Knobler (UCLA) 
  • L. Léger (Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS) 
  • H. Lekkerkerker (Utrecht, Univ) 
  • G. Luengo (L’Oréal
  • C. Sanchez (Collège de France, Paris) 
  • D. Weitz (Harvard univ)