Active Matter: Applying the soft materials paradigm to biology

Speaker: Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University

When: September 13, 2016 (Tue), 03:30PM to 04:30PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 109
Hosted by: David Campbell

This event is part of the Physics Department Colloquia Series.

In this talk I will introduce and discuss a new class of microscopically driven materials: active materials. Drawing lessons from both biology and in vitro experimental systems, I will discuss theoretical challenges and different approaches that have proved fruitful so far. In particular, I will discuss the physics of active Brownian particles and active nematics.