Clustering and Correlations in Fluctuating Environments

Speaker: Mustansir BARMA

Abstract

Abstract:

Shared histories lead to strong correlations. Thus, particles which find themselves in the same evolving environment have a tendency to cluster and approach an interesting state. This talk is about such states, their scaling properties, and how they develop in time. A key signature is that the scaled correlation function is singular at small argument, with either a cusp or a divergence. Possible manifestations in the context of biology (clustering of membrane components on cell surfaces) and granular media (vibrated rods) will be discussed.

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Apr192019

Clustering and Correlations in Fluctuating Environments

Higgs Centre Colloquium
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
School of Physics and Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
UK