Denis Bartolo, physicist, Laboratoire de physique



Denis Bartolo is a professor of physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Lyon, France. He studied at ESPCI Paris and obtained a PhD in physics from Pierre and Marie Curie University. In 2006 he was appointed assistant professor at Paris Diderot University, and joined ENS of Lyon. His research group combines microfluidic experiments, simulations, and theory to investigate collective phenomena in soft and active matter. Recent examples include flocking motion in disordered media.

Awards and honours

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Prize in 2016

Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France in 2012


Experience by BartoloSounds and hydrodynamics of polar active fluids
Delphine Geyer, Alexandre Morin & Denis Bartolo
Nature Materials 17, pages789–793 (2018)