Realization : The beginning of a furrow could be obtained through an elastic surface model, deformed using various mechanical ingredients selected in order to reproduce biological phenomenons that are at stake in this precocious stage of development. Equilibrium shapes are obtained with the logiciel « Surface Evolver ». The aim of this internship is to optimize the furrow’s shape through the exploration of parameters within a range keeping a biological relevance, plus adding the possibility for plastic deformations (i.e. bidimensional flows within the surface). The setup of a devoted code is a possible future development of the work.
Internship location : LIPhy (Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Physics) is located in Grenoble on the campus of Saint-Martin d’Hères, surrounded by mountains.
Traineeship will be co-trained by Catherine Quilliet (Université de Grenoble), Jocelyn Etienne et Philippe Marmottant (CNRS).
Prospects : This traineeship can be followed by a thesis.