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Publiekslezing: ‘Flocking birds, marching penguins and the marvelous physics of active matter'

woensdag 24 augustus 2022
Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden

This lecture by Cristina Marchetti wants to share with the general public how physicists think about bird flocks, marching penguins, collectively swarming bacteria and communities of simple robots, working independently and yet collectively toward a common goal.

In 1995, the mysterious beauty of collective motion in animals and other non-equilibrium systems was about to take the physics community back to square one of its understanding of emergent phenomena.

Twenty five years later, active matter has evolved into one of the most vibrant and productive areas of physics, with hundreds of articles published every year.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the field of active matter (plus the two years interruption caused by the Covid pandemic), the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) and the Lorentz Center are gathering in Leiden the pioneers and the current protagonists of this exciting research area to look ahead at the next grand challenge.


Entry is free, but please reserve a seat by email lorentz@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl
You should print and take your email ticket confirmation with you.

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