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Rituparno Mandal (University of Chicago)
Date & Time
Tue, 09 May 2023, 15:00 to 16:30
Madhava Lecture Hall & Online

Two major outstanding questions in theoretical physics are how to describe (a) driven or active systems far from equilibrium and (b) disordered systems characterized by a very slow relaxation (e.g. glassy dynamics). In this presentation I will attempt to provide a unified theoretical and computational description of an active glass, a system that exists at the intersection of these two challenging domains. Examples include Epithelial tissue, the cellular cytoplasm, a dense assembly of self-propelled colloids, to name a few. I would like to discuss the dynamics and phase diagram of a canonical model active glassy matter and show how the rheological perturbation in such a system can lead to a novel type of shear induced ordering. I will also provide an outlook on pertinent questions and discuss briefly about the possible future directions.

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Meeting ID: 815 9091 2305
Passcode: 090923