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Active fluids encompasses many branches of physics, including hard
and soft condensed matter physics, polymer physics and engineering, continuum mechanics,
biologically inspired engineering, statistical physics, and high-performance computing. This conference
fosters cross-fertilization of ideas among groups of researchers. Our schedule consists of informal in-depth lectures and
discussions, with a number of shorter contributions and posters. The scope includes but is not restricted to
Approximately 85 participants are anticipated, including presenters
and observers. We envisage a balance among faculty, postdocs and
students. Our goal is that the conference serves as a nucleus of new
contacts and collaborations that could potentially result
in novel and transformative work.
- How do we model active fluids?
- How to experimentally capture the range of time and length scales in prototypical
- How to adapt these
techniques to the study of active matter which typically requires resolution at both the nano
scale and at the continuum level?
Organizers: Arezoo Ardekani (University of Notre Dame),
Eric Lauga (University of Cambridge),
Yuriko Renardy (Virginia Tech),
David Saintillan (University of
Illinois Urbana Champaign),
Jun Zhang (New York University and Courant Institute).
Advisory board: Raymond Goldstein (University of Cambridge), Arshad Kudrolli (Clark University), Cristina Marchetti (Syracuse University), Wilson Poon (University of Edinburgh).
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