Biophysics Seminar: Julia M. Yeomans, University of Oxford| Active nematic physics in cell layers and tissues| Zoom

Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 12:15 pm
Location: 
Zoom
Audience: 
A free lecture open to the public.
Speaker(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
CPBF an NSF PFC

Active materials such as bacteria, molecular motors and eukaryotic cells continuously transform chemical energy taken from their surroundings to mechanical work. Dense active matter shows mesoscale turbulence, the emergence of chaotic flow structures characterised by high vorticity and self-propelled topological defects. I shall describe the physics of active nematics and discuss its applicability to biological systems.