Making Living Matter from the bottom up

Affiliation: 
University of Oxford
Location: 
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 
13:00 to 14:00

There are many ways to study life, and one that is particularly appealing to physicists is regarding it as self-organised active soft matter that is away from equilibrium ``just the right way''. In this Colloquium, I will discuss this notion, and provide a number of examples of how we can begin to put together simple systems - from basic ingredients that we fully understand - that would exhibit the kind of active behaviour we find in living systems.