During the 2023–24 academic year, the CMSA will be hosting a seminar on Active Matter, organized by Farzan Vafa and David Nelson. This seminar will take place bi-weekly on Thursdays at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Eastern Time). The meetings will take place in Room G10 at the CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138, and some meetings will take place virtually on Zoom or be held in hybrid formats.

To learn how to attend, please fill out this form, or contact Farzan Vafa (fvafa@cmsa.fas.harvard.edu).

The schedule will be updated as talks are confirmed.

Directed motion in active matter: Frictiotaxis and flocking

CMSA Room G10 CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Active Matter Seminar Speaker: Ricard Alert, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Title: Directed motion in active matter: Frictiotaxis and flocking Abstract: A key feature of active matter is its ability to move directionally, both as individual particles and collectively. I will discuss two examples of directed motion: one in cell migration, and one in collections of self-propelled colloids. […]