Jean-Marc Chomaz is an artist physicist, Director of Research at CNRS, Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, associate editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Chair of the Laboratory of Excellence LaSIPS de University Paris Saclay. Since September 2017, he is bearer with Samuel Bianchini of the chaire arts & sciences, École polytechnique, École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs-PSL and Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.
He has co-founded of the Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX) which he co-directed from 1990 to 2013. Alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, he got his PhD from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in 1985, he advises or has advised 28 PhD and co-authored about 200 publications including 116 in pair reviewed international journals.
He received the CNRS Silver Medal in 2005 and the Ampere Grand Prize of the Academy of Sciences in 2012, was appointed "Fellow" of the American Physical Society in 2001.
His research concerns the dynamics of soap films, the theory of global instability, the vortex breakdown, geophysical and stratified fluids, biomechanics...
Since 1992, he has been involved with Antoine Garcia in research in "Art & Science".
As an artist, he created in particular the installations Un chemin qui chemine and time trace, in collaboration with the Duo HeHe artists, Fleur de Lys and Domestic Disaster # 3, Planet Laboratory for the exhibition Carbon12 in 2012, with Anaïs Tondeur the exhibition Lost in Fathoms in 2014, with Ana Rewakowicz and Camille Duprat Misty Way in 2015, with the coregrapher Aniara Rodado the installation-performance Basic Transmutation in Mexico in 2015 and at Click festival in Dannemrk 2016, with Evelina Domnitch Dmitry gelfand, luminiferous drift, exposition Wetware, Irvine 2016.
He is the founder with Laurent Karst and Francois Eudes Chanfrault of the collective Labofactory with the installations Infraespace, Fluxus, Wave, Moving Mind, Exoplanet, 2080, Infinite, Redshift, Blackout, Soleil irrésolu recently presented in Amsterdam, Moscow, Paris, Boston, Berlin, Bogota …