Condensed and Living Matter Seminars

Upcoming Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Non-Hermitian Symmetry and Topology in Photonics "

Liang Feng (University of Pennsylvania)
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Symmetry and topology are fundamental notions existing in all kinds of natural systems, from spiral galaxies and hurricanes to amino acids in molecules and non-trivial topologically protected electronic states in…

Past Condensed and Living Matter Seminars



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "C^4E – Computational Chemistry of Compounds for Catalysis and Energy"

Aleksandra Vojvodic (University of Pennsylvania)
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The race to solve the sustainable energy puzzle is on. First-principles based computational methods, which balance accuracy and computational cost, are at the forefront for solving this puzzle. These computational…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Tiny Robots"

Mark Miskin (University of Pennsylvania)
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After 50 years of Moore’s law, it’s now possible to pack nearly 1 million transistors in the space of a paramecium, enabling tiny systems for sensing, communication, and computation. This radical miniaturization of…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Curious Electrostatics in Concentrated Electrolytes"

Susan Perkin (Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University)
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An electrolyte is a substance containing mobile ions. Electrolytes are within us and surround us at every scale: they mediate molecular processes in all living systems, they fill the phone batteries in our pockets,…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Robotics as an Interface to the Natural World"

M. Ani Hsieh (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania)
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Robotics and autonomous systems enable us to interact more richly and extensively with the world we live in. Robots provide in-situ monitoring of the environments they are immersed in and can adapt their strategies…



Condensed and Living Matter Seminar: "Actin dynamics regulate spatial mixing of mitochondria in dividing cells"

Erika Holzbaur (Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
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Symmetric cell division requires the even partitioning of genetic information and cytoplasmic contents between daughter cells. While the mechanisms coordinating the replication and segregation of the genome have been…