Jean-Marc Bomont received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Université de Metz, Metz, France, in 1998, under the supervision of J.-L. Bretonnet. In 1999, he held a postdoctoral position at the University of Patras, Patras, Greece, supervised by D. Theodorou. Bomont served as a CNRS (CR2) Researcher at Henri Poincaré University, Nancy 1, Nancy, France, in 2003. Bomont’s scientific research is driven by his interest in liquids. He has made contributions to some aspects of the field of liquid matter. The theory of liquids and computer simulation going hand in hand, Jean-Marc Bomont contributes to the interaction between these two sides of theoretical physics and chemistry. Examples of the combination of analytical approaches and numerical simulation might include works on the structure of simple fluids and on “noble gases” that involve two- and three-body forces, both by molecular dynamics simulations and consistent integral equation theories; the derivation of an isotropic pair interaction model for mercury in order to investigate bulk and interfacial properties; his formulation of self-consistent integral equations, which allowed extension of these methods to fluids exhibiting a propensity towards clustering, which contributes to a better understanding of such a self-organization. More recently, Bomont extended his interest to the field of complex liquids and his present research focuses on microphase separation for fluids with long range competing interactions on the one hand, and on the existence of an ideal glass transition in simple liquids on the other hand.
Biography Updated on 29 January 2013