Dr Florence Marcotte


  • present: Posdoctoral research assistant at Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Université Paris 6
  • 2017: Postdoctoral David Crighton Fellow at DAMTP
  • 2013-2016: PhD at Ecole Normale Supérieure & Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
  • 2012-2013: MSc Fluid mechanics at Ecole Polytechnique & Université Paris 6
  • 2009-2013: Elève-ingénieur at Ecole Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussées
  • 2007-2009: Classes préparatoires at Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Mathematics and Physics


Florence is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics Group research group.

Selected Publications

  • Marcotte & Caulfield, Optimal mixing in two-dimensional stratified plane Poiseuille flow at finite Peclet and Richardson numbers, submitted  [arXiv:1709.08454]
  • Marcotte, Doering, Thiffeault & Young, Optimal heat transfer and optimal exit times, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics (in press) [arXiv:1710.00646]
  • Marcotte & Gissinger, Dynamo driven by the centrifugal instability, Physical Review Fluids 1, 063602 (2016) [DOI] [arXiv:1606.04078]
  • Marcotte, Dormy & Soward, The equatorial Ekman layer, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 803, 395-435 (2016) [DOI] [arXiv:1602.08647]