A journey through active matter

Speaker:Sriram Ramaswamy
Affiliation:Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Organizer:Daniel Podolsky
Time:16:00 - 17:00
LocationZoom LINK

Materials whose individual constituents consume free energy and move autonomously as a result are known as Active Matter, for which living systems are both inspiration and prime example.  I will introduce the subject, summarize early results, and present recent and ongoing work with my students and colleagues, on organizing principles, phase transitions, and surprises in the statistics and dynamics of active systems.