CHE Seminars  

Joint Chemical Engineering and Physics Colloquium
Speaker Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy (IISc Bangalore)
Topic The Mechanics and Statistics of Active Matter
Date October 20, 2005 (Thursday)
Place L-12 Lecture Hall Complex
5.00 to 6.00 p.m.

Active matter contains components which are capable of taking up energy from their surroundings and turning it into motion. Examples include molecular motors and pumps, which transport material in the living cell, self- propelled organisms and, surprisingly, vibrated monolayers of granular rods. I will summarise our recent and not-so-recent work on order, fluctuations and flow in collections of active particles, in a talk aimed primarily at students.

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