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Comptes Rendus. Mécanique
Hommage to the man and his career
Yves Couder (1941–2019): A life in search of the beauty of fluid motion
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 348 (2020) no. 6-7, pp. 397-400.

Part of the special issue: Tribute to an exemplary man: Yves Couder

In this article, I briefly discuss the remarkable scientific accomplishments of Yves Couder, their impact in the fluid dynamics community worldwide and his unique personality. It is a personal tribute to a friend and a colleague I have known for the past 35 years.

Published online:
DOI: 10.5802/crmeca.37
Keywords: Soap films, Turbulence, Fingering, Morphogenesis, Drop dynamics
Patrick Huerre 1

1 Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique - LadHyX, CNRS – Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, F – 91128 Palaiseau, France
License: CC-BY 4.0
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Patrick Huerre. Yves Couder (1941–2019): A life in search of the beauty of fluid motion. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 348 (2020) no. 6-7, pp. 397-400. doi : 10.5802/crmeca.37. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.5802/crmeca.37/

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[2] Y. Couder; J. M. Chomaz; M. Rabaud On the hydrodynamics of soap films, Physica D, Volume 37 (1989), pp. 384-405 | DOI

[3] S. Douady; Y. Couder; M. E. Brachet The direct observation of the intermittency of intense vorticity filaments in turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 67 (1991), pp. 983-986 | DOI

[4] Y. Couder; N. Gérard; M. Rabaud Narrow fingers in the Saffman–Taylor instability, Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 34 (1986), pp. 5175-5178

[5] S. Douady; Y. Couder Phyllotaxis as a physical self-organized growth process, Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 68 (1992), pp. 2098-2101 | DOI

[6] S. Douady; Y. Couder Phyllotaxis as a dynamical self-organizing process. 1. The spiral modes resulting from time-periodic iterations, J. Theoret. Biol., Volume 178 (1996), pp. 255-274 | DOI

[7] Y. Couder; S. Protière; E. Fort; A. Boudaoud Dynamical phenomena – Walking and orbiting droplets, Nature, Volume 437 (2005) no. 7056, p. 208 | DOI

[8] S. Protière; A. Boudaoud; Y. Couder Particle-wave association on a fluid interface, J. Fluid Mech., Volume 554 (2006), pp. 85-108 | DOI | MR | Zbl

[9] Y. Couder; E. Fort Single particle diffraction and interference at a macroscopic scale, Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 97 (2006) (154101) | DOI

[10] S. Perrard; M. Labousse; M. Miskin; E. Fort; Y. Couder Self-organization into quantized eigenstates of a classical wave-driven particle, Nat. Commun., Volume 5 (2014), p. 3219 | DOI

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