JPRI Seminar - Michael Shelley: Active Fluids and Structures

Date & Time: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 -
14:30 to 15:30
Room 152, Geography Building, 3663 Zhongshan Road North, Shanghai (中山北路校区,地理楼152室)

Active Fluids and Structures

Michael Shelley, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU

Room 152, Geography Building, 3663 Zhongshan Road North, Shanghai (中山北路校区,地理楼152室)

The seminar is co-sponsored by NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai and NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics at NYU Shanghai.

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Abstract of the Talk:

Swimming, or self locomotion through a fluid, is done by algae, bacteria, birds, and whales. It even occurs inside of cells. Swimming becomes especially fascinating when it involves collectives that interact through the fluid. I'll talk about a few examples. One involves experiments and models that explore the interactions of many flapping flyers. Surprising effects occur due to the ability of the fluid to store information on the history of the flow. At a very different scale I'll discuss how biological motor proteins can collectively drive flow and transport in the cell, such as the "swimming" and positioning of the pronuclear complex prior to cell division.


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