Physics of Soft and Living Matter

Research in Physics of Soft and Living Matter is highly interdisciplinary, lying at the interface between physics, biology, chemistry and engineering. Soft and Living Matter (SLM) is easily reconfigurable, often out of equilibrium, and includes both inert examples, such as liquid crystals and metamaterials, and living examples ranging from cells and tissues, to bird flocks and networks of neurons. SLM systems are typically heterogeneous and often active, carry information and are capable of self-organization and evolution. 

 Affiliated Faculty

Self-assembly of soft materials, active matter and out of equilibrium physics
My research group is interested in the emergent behavior of active and living matter.
Terahertz quantum condensed matter, protein and device physics. Strongly-driven charges and spins in solids.
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