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Inernship Opportunities for 2016-2017 now available on line  

For the 2014-2015 school year, SPHYNX proposes 3 intern projects for Master's (I and II) level inernship. Some internships can lead to PhD studentship starting in 2017.  Click HERE to download all 3 offers, on the specific subjects of your interest.


Dissipation, cascades et singularités en turbulence

Effets thermoélectriques dans les liquides ioniques et ferrofluides

Forme des solutions synchrones dans des modèles de réseau de transport électrique

Optical measurement of the fluctuations of dissipation in turbulent flows


Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunity in 2017  

We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow (1yr + 1yr renewal) on "Thermoelectricity in Ferrofluids and Ionic Liquids." in the group of Thermoelectricity in Complex Liquids. Click HERE to learn more.  contact:


SPHYNX, created in January 2012, consists of 18 permanent researchers, engineers and technicians from CEA and CNRS. Our active research efforts encompass a wealth of multidisciplinary characters; theoretical, numerical and experimental, to study physical systems that are far from equilibrium.

Statistical physics of equilibrium systems provides today a well-established framework for classical thermodynamics. However, most 'real world' systems found in condensed matter, biology, natural or industrial macrocosms are out-of-equilibrium, either because of the presence of external forcing or because they cannot relax back to equilibrium. These systems are often non-linear, disordered and/or complex and present emerging properties of their own.

The goal of SPHYNX is to gather researchers working on different objects but using common tools, those of the statistical physics to tackle the same challenge, that of complexity. Our current research subjects focus on the following domains:


The experimental techniques at SPHYNX include low temperatuer magnetometers, fast and high resolution cameras, capacitometers, high pressure cells, etc...    



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