A wide variety of physical properties of living systems arise from interplay between activity and growth. These include pattern formation in bacterial colonies, ordering in actin networks and the emergence of resistance in tumours.
The workshop's main goal is to gather together researchers working on different systems and using different techniques (theory, simulations, and experiments). We hope that the meeting will help to identify universal characteristics of growing active matter and reveal unifying general principles (if they exist).
Objectives of the meeting:
- explore connections between specific growing active matter systems (bacterial colonies, cancer) and fundamental models of non-equilibrium physics
- raise the profile of active growing matter in the active matter and non-equilibrium physics community
- strengthen the link between theory and experiments
- discuss possible joint grant applications in the area of active growing matter
The workshop will be beneficial to anyone (in particular early career researchers and PhD students) working in the area of active matter.
Registration will open soon
Contributed talks and posters
We plan to have a few short contributed talks, and a poster session. Registration for these will open up soon. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 March 2020.
Chiu Fan Lee
Event co-sponsered by
Fundamentals of Growing Active Matter
School of Physics and Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road