François A. Lavergne

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François Lavergne is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He obtained a master's degree in the theory of complex systems at the University Paris Diderot in 2012, and he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford in 2016. He was then a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz. Combining experiments, data analysis, and analytical methods, he aims to understand the macroscopic behavior of soft and active materials from their elementary constituents. His interests include interfacial and coarsening kinetics, motility-induced phenomena in active matter, and rheology of soft glasses.


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