Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Memory Formation in Matter"

Joseph Paulsen (Syracuse University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

We typically think of memories as occurring in magnetic storage devices or neural networks, but memory effects abound in a wide range of materials. Rubbers and rocks can remember the…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Electronically integrated cell sized robots"

Itai Cohen (Cornell University)
- David Rittenouse Laboratory, A4

What would we be able to do if we could build electronically integrated machines the size of a single cell? At a scale of 50 microns, or about half a hair’s…

Past Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Magnetic quadrupole moment in crystals"

Di Xiao (Carnegie Mellon University)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

The essence of an in-medium formulation of electromagnetism is the use of electric and magnetic multipole moment to characterize the intrinsic charge and current densities, which has wide applications in…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Adventures in Floquet synthetic dimensions: from topological energy pumping to majorana multiplexing"

Gil Rephael (California Institute of Technology)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Periodic drives can effectively change the dimensionality of the system, and give rise to new phenomena. In my talk I will first show how such drives could be used to make a single spin reproduce the…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: Title: "Understanding Glass Transition through Interfacial Properties"

Zahra Fakhraai (University of Pennsylvania)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

The dramatic slow-down of the dynamics and viscosity of a liquid upon super-cooling without a significant structural signature, has been the topic of intense theoretical debate. Growing local correlations…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Materials that learn from examples"

Arvind Murugan (University of Chicago)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

We usually design materials to target desired behaviors that are defined in a top-down manner. Learning theory offers an alternative when desired behaviors are hard to define but easy to give examples of.



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "A touch of non-linearity: mesoscale swimmers and active matter in fluids"

Daphne Klotsa (University of North Carolina)
- David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4

Living matter, such as biological tissue, can be seen as a nonequilibrium hierarchical assembly of assemblies of smaller and smaller active components, where energy is consumed at many scales. The…