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Statistical physics of active matter: pushing, walking and jamming together

Date:  Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Time: 4:00pm

Location: 100 Willamette Hall

Speaker: Julien Tailleur, CNRS-Universite Paris Diderot

Abstract: Active materials are driven out of thermal equilibrium at the microscopic scale, where individual units dissipate energy stored in the environment to inject momentum into the system. These energetical and mechanical drives endow active systems which a rich phenomenology, unmatched in passive systems. In this colloquium, I will review how statistical mechanics approaches account for the emerging properties of active materials, focusing in particular on their anomalous mechanical properties, as well as on their collective behaviors.

Host: John Toner

All attendees are invited to attend a colloquium reception in the Willamette Hall, Paul Olum atrium at 3:40pm.

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