We are proposing two internships which would start early 2014 and could be continued as a PhD thesis.
The first proposition is on the topic of "Dissipation in model non-equilibrium system",
which is in the field of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics (fluctuations theorems in particular).
A second proposition is on biophysics and more precisely on the modelling of the
"diffusion of a protein on a membrane" in connection with an experimental project in Curie Institute.".
In this thesis, we have investigated a modified fluctuation-dissipation theorem near general non-equilibrium states
and new second-law like inequalities for transitions between non-stationary states. For a short comment paper of these two works, see also [PDF].
Biofilaments: we have been interested in modelling the coupling of hydrolysis to polymerization in biofilaments, which leads to rich dynamic behavior,
both for actin and