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Jean-Marc Chomaz is Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Researches (C.N.R.S.) and co-chair of the Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique (LadHyX) at École Polytechnique.

His early experimental and numerical work was focused on nonlinear dynamics and the use of soap films to study two-dimensional flows. He was initiated to stability theory during his postdoctoral years. Since then, he has developed with his collaborators and students a fully nonlinear and fully nonparallel theory of open flows which led to an Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics in 2005. His research makes use of theory, experiments and direct numerical simulations in order to reveal fundamental aspects of fluid dynamics. Recent applications are in stratified and rotating flows, swirling flows and biomechanical flows.

Chomaz enjoys teaching and encourage undergraduate and graduate students to rediscover sciences with an inductive and playful attitude through the design of simple classroom experiments. His involvement in Art & Science projects since 1992, with 3 artworks on permanent exhibits and several other happenings with designers and circus performers, participates from the same will to explore non deductive means of communication and to bridge the gap between the science and the general public.