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Dynamics of Self-Organization in Active Materials

When: 

Sep 30, 2019 - 1:50pm to 2:55pm

Where: 

Siegal Hall, Room 118

Speaker: 

Michael Shelley
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

Description: 

Active materials, or active matter more broadly, are multi-scale systems whose energy-consuming microstructure creates macroscopic self-organizing dynamics. Canonical examples arise from biology, such as the microtubule/motor-protein assemblies that are widely studied both within and outside of the cell. I'll overview our recent work on building specialized numerical tools, and first-principles models, for studying of these fascinating internally-driven systems.

Event Type: 

Department of Applied Mathematics - Colloquia