Modeling and Simulation Group Meeting Old

Active Matter Festival, Part I

Speaker: Scott Weady, Brennan Sprinkle, Tanya Wang

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022, 12:30 p.m.


The Active Matter Festival will consider some overarching questions on the theme of active matter:

(1) How does large-scale order arise from local behavior?
(2) What role, if any, do hydrodynamics play?
(3) How do active and passive components interact?
(4) How can modeling remove complexity and degrees of freedom?
It will feature 6 speakers, each talking for 20 minutes on a theme. Here is a list of speakers and their topics:
Part I (February 3)
Brennan: An introduction to fluctuating suspensions (and why both of those words matter)
Tanya: Transport of particles in active environments
Scott: Coarse-grained models for suspensions of swimming microorganisms
Part II (February 10)
Mariya: A short review of models for cytoplasmic intracellular fluid flow
Ondrej: Extending slender body theory to twisting filaments
Leif: Flow-induced crystallization, phonons, and cascade instabilities in “mock flocks”