Organization: Médéric Argentina, Didider Clamond, Christophe Raufaste.


Nonlinearities and dispersion of water waves are responsible of numerous and remarkable phenomena, such as the existence of hydraulic jumps in a kitchen sink, of solitary waves of various types, and of the formation of giant "rogue" waves in the sea, "appearing from nowhere" and of very short lifetime. From capillary to gravity waves, several models have been designed, but the complexity of the set of equations which govern water waves suggests a large plurality of shapes and of associated mechanisms, that deserve a deep and systematic exploration. This meeting is aimed at associating both experimentalists and theoreticians to publicize their last results and to try to design new mechanisms.