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Meetings for year 2007

Friday 12 Jan 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Shape selectivity in the assembly of lithographically designed colloidal particles

Authors: Stephane Badaire, Cecile Cottin-Bizonne, Joseph W. Woody, Allen Yang and Abraham D. Stroock

Speaker: Kathryn White

Monday 15 Jan 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Faraday instability in complex fluids

Pierre Ballesta

Friday 19 Jan 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Brownian motion near a liquid-like membrane

Authors: T. Bickel

Speaker: Danielle van't Zand

Tuesday 23 Jan 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem

Neelofer Banglawala

Friday 26 Jan 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

An asymmetric model for water structure

Authors: A. K. Soper

Speaker: Susie Allison

Tuesday 30 Jan 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

The Maxwell distribution in the microcanonical ensemble

Lawrence Mitchell

Friday 2 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Escherichia coli swim on the right-hand side

Authors: Willow R. DiLuzio, Linda Turner, Michael Mayer, Piotr Garstecki, Douglas B. Weibel, Howard C. Berg and George M. Whitesides

Speaker: Otti Croze

Tuesday 6 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Games

Graeme Ackland

Friday 9 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Nonequilibrium mechanics of active cytoskeletal networks

Authors: Daisuke Mizuno, Catherine Tardin, C. F. Schmidt and F. C. MacKintosh

Speaker: Laurence Wilson

Friday 16 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Crossover from stretched to compressed exponential relaxations in a polymer-based sponge phase

Authors: P. Falus, M. A. Borthwick, S. Narayanan, A. R. Sandy and S. G. J. Mochrie

Speaker: Paul Clegg

Tuesday 20 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Transition to turbulence

Alexander Morozov

Friday 23 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Quorum signal molecules as biosurfactants affecting swarming in Rhizobium etli

Authors: Ruth Daniels, Sven Reynaert, Hans Hoekstra, Christel Verreth, Joost Janssens, Kristien Braeken, Maarten Fauvart, Serge Beullens, Christophe Heusdens, Ivo Lambrichts, Dirk E. De Vos, Jos Vanderleyden, Jan Vermant and Jan Michiels

Speaker: Wilson Poon

Tuesday 27 Feb 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Interfaces

Jamie Wood

Friday 2 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Bistable bacterial growth rate in response to antibiotics with low membrane permeability

Authors: Johan Elf, Karin Nilsson, Tanel Tenson and Mans Ehrenberg

Speaker: Rosalind Allen

Tuesday 6 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Neural Networks

Arno Proeme

Friday 9 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: cancelled

Friday 16 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Collective evolution and the genetic code

Authors: Kalin Vetsigian, Carl Woese and Nigel Goldenfeld

Speaker: Richard Blythe

Tuesday 20 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Brownian Motor

Richard Blythe

Friday 23 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Sterol structure determines the separation of phases and the curvature of the liquid-ordered phase in model membranes

Authors: Kirsten Bacia, Petra Schwille and Teymuras Kurzchalia

Speaker: Zhijun Zhao

Monday 26 Mar 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Complex dynamics of shear banded flows

Suzanne Fielding (University of Manchester)

Tuesday 27 Mar 07 - 10:00am

Theory Club

Beyond the gene

Evelyn Fox Keller

Friday 30 Mar 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Optofluidic control using photothermal nanoparticles

Authors: Gang L. Liu, Jaeyoun Kim, Yu Lu and Luke P. Lee

Speaker: Lucio Isa

Monday 2 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Phase separating proteins and cellular switches

Richard Sear (University of Surrey)

Friday 6 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: Good Friday

Monday 9 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Easter Monday

Tuesday 10 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

No meeting: Easter Break

Friday 13 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: cancelled

Monday 16 Apr 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Edinburgh Spring Holiday

Friday 20 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: cancelled due to illness

Tuesday 24 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

No meeting: Meeting room unavailable

Friday 27 Apr 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Concentration dependence of the collective dynamics of swimming bacteria

Authors: Andrey Sokolov, Igor S. Aranson, John O. Kessler and Raymond E. Goldstein

Speaker: Rut Besseling

Tuesday 1 May 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Mass-transport models: part III

Martin Evans

Friday 4 May 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: Softcomp Annual Meeting, Erice

Monday 7 May 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Early May Bank Holiday

Friday 11 May 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Propulsion of a molecular machine by asymmetric distribution of reaction products

Authors: Ramin Golestanian, Tanniemola B. Liverpool and Armand Ajdari

Speaker: Davide Marenduzzo

Tuesday 15 May 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

DNA unzipping

Davide Marenduzzo

Thursday 17 May 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Modelling the wave of advance of neolithic agriculture

Morrel H Cohen (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University and Chemistry Department, Princeton University)

Friday 18 May 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Dissolution arrest and stability of armored bubbles

Authors: Manouk Abkarian, Anand B. Subramaniam, Shin-Hyun Kim, Ryan Larsen, Seung-Man Yang and Howard A. Stone

Speaker: Mike Cates

Monday 21 May 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Victoria Day

Tuesday 22 May 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

No meeting: Victoria Day holiday

Friday 25 May 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: cancelled

Monday 28 May 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Spring Bank Holiday

Friday 1 Jun 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: cancelled due to markers' meeting

Friday 8 Jun 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Einstein relation generalized to nonequilibrium

Authors: V. Blickle, T. Speck, C. Lutz, U. Sifert and C. Bechinger

Speaker: Martin Evans

Monday 11 Jun 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Late Spring Break

Friday 15 Jun 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Hydra molecular network reaches criticality at the symmetry-breaking axis-defining moment

Authors: Jordi Soriano, Cyril Colombo and Albrecht Ott

Speaker: Rupert Nash

Monday 18 Jun 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Structure and Deformation of Soft Colloidal Co-crystals

Lynn M. Walker (Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University)

Friday 22 Jun 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Soft lubrication

Authors: J. M. Skotheim and L. Mahadevan

Speaker: Alexander Morozov

Monday 25 Jun 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Summer Break

Friday 29 Jun 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: summer break

Monday 2 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

To be confirmed

Martin Evans

Friday 6 Jul 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: summer break

Monday 9 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Summer Break

Friday 13 Jul 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: summer break

Monday 16 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Summer Break

Friday 20 Jul 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: summer break

Monday 23 Jul 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Summer Break

Friday 27 Jul 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: summer break

Friday 3 Aug 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: summer break

Monday 6 Aug 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Summer Bank Holiday

Friday 10 Aug 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: summer break

Monday 13 Aug 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Reporting the noise: physics looks at finance

Lawrence Mitchell

Friday 17 Aug 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Measurement of effective temperatures in an aging colloidal glass.

Authors: Nils Greinert, Tiffany Wood and Paul Bartlett

Speaker: Laurence Wilson

Friday 24 Aug 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Experimental free energy surface reconstruction from single-molecule force spectroscopy using Jarzynski's equality.

Authors: Nolan C. Harris, Yang Song and Ching-Hwa Kiang

Speaker: Richard Blythe

Friday 31 Aug 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Chemotaxis in bacteria.

Authors: Julius Adler

Speaker: Otti Croze

Monday 3 Sep 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Colloidal Particle Structures at Liquid Interfaces

Tommy Horozov (University of Hull)

Friday 7 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Self-motile colloidal particles: from directed propulsion to random walk.

Authors: J. R. Howse, R. A. L. Jones, A. J. Ryan, T. Gough, R. Vafabakhsh and R. Golestanian

Speaker: Kathryn White

Friday 14 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Flows driven by flagella of multicellular organisms enhance long-range molecular transport.

Authors: M. B. Short, C. A. Solari, S. Ganguly, T. R. Powers, J. O. Kessler and R. E. Goldstein

Speaker: Davide Marenduzzo

Monday 17 Sep 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: Edinburgh Autumn Holiday

Thursday 20 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Driven interacting particle systems I: A (re)introduction

Royce Zia (Virginia Tech, USA)

Friday 21 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Femtosecond time-delay X-ray holography

Authors: Henry N. Chapman et al.

Speaker: Job Thijssen

Monday 24 Sep 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Ionic Assemblies: Patterns and Symmetries

Monica Olvera de La Cruz (Department of Materials Science, Northwestern University)

Tuesday 25 Sep 07 - 10:00am

Biophysics Breakfast Club

Transition to quorum on intracellular and population-wide scales

Andrew Goryachev (Centre for Systems Biology, Edinburgh)

Tuesday 25 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Driven interacting particle systems II: New perspectives

Royce Zia (Virginia Tech, USA)

Friday 28 Sep 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Experimental and theoretical study of mitotic spindle orientation

Authors: Manuel Thery, Andrea Jimenez-Dalmaroni, Victor Racine, Michel Bornens and Frank Juelicher

Speaker: Lawrence Mitchell

Monday 1 Oct 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

The hydrodynamics of active fluids

Davide Marenduzzo

Tuesday 2 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Making power laws: is there anything that won't do?

Lawrence Mitchell

Friday 5 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Physical nature of bacterial cytoplasm

Authors: Ido Golding and Edward C. Cox

Speaker: Wilson Poon

Tuesday 9 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Elements of information theory

Richard Blythe

Friday 12 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Stochastic gene expression in fluctuating environments

Authors: Mukund Thattai and Alexander van Oudenaarden

Speaker: Rosalind Allen

Monday 15 Oct 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Sex and Sensitivity: the (In)fidelity of DNA Homologous Recombination

Joel Stavans (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Tuesday 16 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Extreme value statistics, integer partitions and the Bose gas

Satya Majumdar (Orsay)

Friday 19 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Dynamical evolution of ecosystems

Authors: Sandro Azaele, Simone Pigolotti, Jayanth R. Banavar and Amos Maritan

Speaker: Amit Chattopadhyay

Monday 22 Oct 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Electrostatic interactions across a charged lipid bilayer

Alexander Wagner (North Dakota State University)

Tuesday 23 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

No meeting: Go to the KB Microbiology meeting instead!

Friday 26 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Self-assembly and cross-linking of bionanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces

Authors: Justin T. Russell et al.

Speaker: Mike Cates

Tuesday 30 Oct 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Waiting times in Markov jump processes

Paolo Visco

Friday 2 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Electrostatics at the oil-water interface, stability, and order in emulsions and colloids

Authors: Mirjam E. Leunissen, Alfons van Blaaderen, Andrew D. Hollingsworth, Matthew T. Sullivan and Paul M. Chaikin

Speaker: Paul Clegg

Monday 5 Nov 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Are glasses hot ?

Tiffany Wood

Tuesday 6 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Non-normality and linear amplification

Alexander Morozov

Friday 9 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Chemotaxis of nonbiological colloidal rods

Authors: Yiyinig Hong, Nicole Blackman, Nathaniel Kopp, Ayusman Sen and Darrell Velegol

Speaker: Rupert Nash

Monday 12 Nov 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Steady-State Chemotactic Response in E. coli

Yariv Kafri (Technion, Haifa)

Tuesday 13 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Steady-State Distributions of Random Walks with (some) Memory

Yariv Kafri (Technion, Haifa, Israel)

Friday 16 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Two-dimensional nematic colloidal crystals self-assembled by topological defects

Authors: Igor Musevic, Miha Skarabot, Uros Tkalec, Miha Ravnik and Slobodan Zumer

Speaker: Tiffany Wood

Tuesday 20 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Steady state correlations in simple shear flow

Oliver Henrich

Friday 23 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies

Authors: D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr and D. R. Smith

Speaker: Oliver Henrich

Tuesday 27 Nov 07 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Rare events in the macroscopic limit

Julien Tailleur

Monday 3 Dec 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

No meeting: No seminar

Friday 7 Dec 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: winter break

Monday 10 Dec 07 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Power injected in a granular gas

Paolo Visco

Friday 14 Dec 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: winter break

Friday 21 Dec 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: winter break

Friday 28 Dec 07 - 11:30am

Journal Club

No meeting: winter break