2020 Fall

Sept. 15:  Ricard Alert (Princeton)
Active Fluids:  Topological Defects, Turbulence, and Phase Separation

 

Sept. 22: Alma Dal Co (Harvard)
Spatial Interaction Networks in Microbial Communities


Oct. 13: Farzan Vafa (UCSB)
Defect Dynamics in 2D Active Nematics and Polar Fluids

 

Oct. 20: Kirsty Wan (University of Exeter)
Motility Control in Biological Microswinners

 

Oct. 27: Aleksandar Donev (Courant Institute)
Numerical Methods for Inextensible Slender Fibers in Stokes Flow

 

Nov. 3: Amin Doostmohammadi (Niels Bohr Institute)
Taming Active Matter:  From Dancing Defects to Autonomous Shells

 

Nov. 10: Michel Fruchart (University of Chicago)
Phase Transitions in Non-Reciprocal Matter

 

Nov. 17: Sebastian Deffner (UMBC)
Quantum Speed Limits and the Maximal Rate of Information Production
 

Dec. 1: Manu Prakash (Stanford)
Life in flatland: Emergent origins of behavior in non-neuronal systems

 

Dec. 8: Harold Park (Boston University)
Designing Novel Structures and Functionality for Phononic Topological Insulators

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    MIT Professor of Applied Mathematics

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