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Meetings for year 2012

Friday 13 Jan 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Physical ageing of the contact line on colloidal particles at liquid interfaces

Authors: DM Kaz, R McGorty, M Mani, MP Brenner, VN Manoharan

Speaker: Michiel Hermes

Monday 16 Jan 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

A Physicists view on measuring poverty

Graeme Ackland

Wednesday 18 Jan 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Explosive condensation in a mass transport model

Bartek Waclaw

Friday 20 Jan 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Force-free swimming of a model helical flagellum in viscoelastic fluids

Authors: B. Liu, T.R. Powers, K.S. Breuer

Speaker: Giulia Foffano

Friday 27 Jan 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Capillary Forces in Suspension Rheology

Authors: E. Koos, N. Willenbacher

Speaker: Wilson Poon

Friday 3 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Directional persistence of chemotactic bacteria in a traveling concentration wave

Authors: J. Saragosti, V. Calvez, N. Bournaveas, B. Perthame, A. Buguin, P. Silberzana

Speaker: Diarmuid Lloyd

Wednesday 8 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

On derivations of some simple results in hydrodynamics.

Alexander Morozov

Friday 10 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Sedimentation and Effective Temperature of Active Colloidal Suspensions

Authors: Jeremie Palacci, Cecile Cottin-Bizonne, Christophe Ybert, and Lyderic Bocquet

Speaker: Rim Harich

Wednesday 15 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

WKB calculation of an epidemic outbreak distribution

Richard Blythe

Friday 17 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Diffusive-to-ballistic transition in grain boundary motion studied by atomistic simulations

Authors: Chuang Deng and Christopher A. Schuh

Speaker: Con Healy

Friday 24 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Osmotic spreading of Bacillus subtilis biofilms driven by an extracellular matrix

Authors: A Seminara, TE Angelini, JN Wilking, H Vlamakis, S Ebrahim, R Kolter, DA Weitz, MP Brenner

Speaker: Elsen Tjhung

Wednesday 29 Feb 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Random energy model and the replica method

Peter Mottishaw

Friday 2 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Cooperative Rearrangement Regions and Dynamical Heterogeneities in Colloidal Glasses with Attractive Versus Repulsive Interactions

Authors: Zexin Zhang, Peter J. Yunker, Piotr Habdas, and A. G. Yodh

Speaker: Vincent Martinez

Wednesday 7 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Replica method step by step

Peter Mottishaw

Friday 9 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Dynamics of Social Group Competition: Modeling the Decline of Religious Affiliation

Authors: Daniel M. Abrams, Haley A. Yaple, Richard J. Wiener

Speaker: Dominic Russell

Monday 12 Mar 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Simulating biochemical pathways

Steven Court

Friday 16 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Improvement of pedestrian flow by slow rhythm

Authors: Daichi Yanagisawa, Akiyasu Tomoeda and Katsuhiro Nishinari

Speaker: Kym Eden

Wednesday 21 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Large Deviation Theory and Thermodynamics

Philip Greulich

Friday 23 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

No journal club due to extra seminar

Friday 23 Mar 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

From wrinkly elastomers to Janus Particles

Paulo Teixeira (University of Lisbon)

Monday 26 Mar 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Entropy-driven self-assembly of novel phases

Laura Filion (University of Cambridge)

Friday 30 Mar 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Ulrich Zachariae

Monday 2 Apr 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

CANCELLED

Graham Galloway

Monday 9 Apr 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

NO SEMINAR

Easter Monday

Friday 13 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Spontaneous segregation of self-propelled particles with different motilities

Authors: Samuel R. McCandlish, Aparna Baskaran and Michael F. Hagan

Speaker: Mike Cates

Wednesday 18 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Simple models of microbial dynamics and evolution

Bartek Waclaw

Friday 20 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Conformation Types of Ubiquitin [M+8H]8+ Ions from Water:Methanol Solutions: Evidence for the N and A States in Aqueous Solution

Authors: Huilin Shi, Nicholas A. Pierson, Stephen J. Valentine, and David E. Clemmer

Speaker: Jason Kalapothakis

Friday 27 Apr 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Skating on a Film of Air: Drops Impacting on a Surface

Authors: John M. Kolinski Shmuel M. Rubinstein, Shreyas Mandre, Michael P. Brenner, David A. Weitz, L. Mahadevan

Speaker: Tom Lion

Friday 4 May 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Reducing the Gender Achievement Gap in College Science: A Classroom Study of Values Affirmation

Authors: Akira Miyake, Lauren E. Kost-Smith, Noah D. Finkelstein, Steven J. Pollock, Geoffrey L. Cohen, Tiffany A. Ito

Speaker: Cait MacPhee

Friday 11 May 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Distinct Growth Strategies of Soil Bacteria as Revealed by Large-Scale Colony Tracking

Authors: Morten Ernebjerg and Roy Kishony

Speaker: Rosalind Allen

Monday 14 May 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Wetting of Simple Liquids and Cohesive Cells on Soft Surfaces

Eric Dufresne (University of Yale)

Friday 18 May 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

The energy-speed-accuracy trade-off in sensory adaptation

Authors: Ganhui Lan, Pablo Sartori, Silke Neumann, Victor Sourjik & Yuhai Tu

Speaker: Steven Court

Monday 21 May 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Biophysics of protein aggregation

Tuomas Knowles (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday 23 May 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Basics of evolutionary game theory

Fred Farrell

Friday 25 May 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Live-cell delamination counterbalances epithelial growth to limit tissue overcrowding

Authors: Eliana Marinari, Aida Mehonic, Scott Curran, Jonathan Gale, Thomas Duke & Buzz Baum

Speaker: Philip Greulich

Wednesday 30 May 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Smectics: From BPS to Burgers

Randall Kamien

Friday 1 Jun 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Cancelled due to COMPLOIDS meeting

Monday 4 Jun 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

NO SEMINAR

Friday 8 Jun 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Cancelled due to inKompetanc

Friday 15 Jun 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Fluid Elasticity Can Enable Propulsion at Low Reynolds Number

Authors: Nathan C. Keim, Mike Garcia, Paulo E. Arratia

Speaker: Alexander Morozov

Monday 18 Jun 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Ionomer Design Principles for Ion-Conducting Energy Materials

Ralph Colby (Penn State University)

Wednesday 20 Jun 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

An introduction to networks

Steve Court

Friday 22 Jun 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Polyhedral colloidal 'rocks': low-dimensional networks

Authors: Rice Rebecca; Roth Roland; Royall C. Patrick

Speaker: Andrew Schofield

Friday 29 Jun 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Cancelled due to extra seminar

Richard Blythe

Monday 2 Jul 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Emergence of motifs in model gene regulatory networks

Marcin Zagorski (Institute of Physics at Jagiellonian University)

Wednesday 4 Jul 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Landau theory of discontinuous phase transitions

Martin Evans

Friday 6 Jul 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Three-Dimensional Structures of Membrane Proteins from Genomic Sequencing

Authors: Thomas A. Hopf, Lucy J. Colwell, Robert Sheridan, Burkhard Rost, Chris Sander, Debora S. Marks

Speaker: Ulrich Zachariae

Friday 6 Jul 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

Summer Break

Monday 9 Jul 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

SUMMER BREAK

Monday 23 Jul 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

EXTRA SEMINAR: Nonlinear Rheology of Dilute Colloidal Gels

Ali Mohraz (University of California, Irvine)

Monday 30 Jul 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

EXTRA SEMINAR: Using Bijels for Advanced Materials Synthesis

Ali Mohraz (University of California, Irvine)

Monday 27 Aug 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

EXTRA SEMINAR: Topology and statistical properties of polymers using DNA with an application to gene expression control

Giovanni Dietler (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)

Monday 1 Oct 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Burning Titanium

Graeme Ackland

Wednesday 3 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Non-Markovian Asymmetric Exclusion Process

Richard Blythe

Thursday 4 Oct 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Catalytic Swimming Devices

Stephen Ebbens (University of Sheffield)

Friday 5 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Physical manipulation of the Escherichia coli chromosome reveals its soft nature

Authors: James Pelletier, Ken Halvorsen, Bae-Yeun Ha, Raffaella Paparcone, Steven J. Sandler, Conrad L. Woldringh, Wesley P. Wong, and Suckjoon Jun

Speaker: Davide Marenduzzo

Friday 12 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

A microfluidic method to study demulsification kinetics

Authors: T Krebs, K Schroen, R Boom

Speaker: David French

Wednesday 17 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Brownian ratchet as a model of cell crawling

Elsen Tjhung

Friday 19 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Heavy use of equations impedes communication among biologists

Authors: Tim W. Fawcett and Andrew D. Higginson

Speaker: Anne Pawsey

Monday 22 Oct 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

Walking the back alleys: a modelling study of symplastic transport

Eva Deinum (FOM Institute, AMOLF, Amsterdam)

Friday 26 Oct 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Bacterial Thermotaxis by Speed Modulation

Authors: Mahmut Demir and Hanna Salman

Speaker: Jochen Arlt

Friday 2 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Water-Driven Micromotors

Authors: Wei Gao, Allen Pei, Joseph Wang

Speaker: Aidan Brown

Wednesday 7 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Ito vs. Stratonovich dilemma

Juraj Szavits-Nossan

Friday 9 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Topological Interaction by Entangled DNA Loops

Authors: Lang Feng, Ruojie Sha, Nadrian. C. Seeman, Paul. M. Chaikin

Speaker: Siobhan Liddle

Friday 16 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Optical Conveyors: A Class of Active Tractor Beams

Authors: David B. Ruffner and David G. Grier

Speaker: Alexander McVey

Friday 23 Nov 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Potential methane reservoirs beneath Antarctica

Authors: J. L.Wadham, S. Arndt, S. Tulaczyk, M. Stibal, M. Tranter, J. Telling, G. P. Lis, E. Lawson, A. Ridgwell, A. Dubnick, M. J. Sharp, A. M. Anesio, C. E. H. Butler

Speaker: Sophie Nixon

Monday 26 Nov 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

A possible key role of hydrodynamic interactions in colloidal gelation

Akira Furukawa (University of Tokyo)

Friday 7 Dec 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

Science faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students

Authors: Corinne A. Moss-Racusin, John F. Dovidio, Victoria L. Brescoll, Mark J. Graham, Jo Handelsman,

Speaker: Joe Forth

Monday 10 Dec 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

The beginning and end of HIPE

Paul Clegg

Friday 14 Dec 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers' Citations in the Digital Age

Authors: George A. Lozano, Vincent Lariere, Yves Gingras

Speaker: Kym Eden-Jones

Monday 17 Dec 12 - 1:00pm

Lunchtime Seminars

WINTER BREAK

Wednesday 19 Dec 12 - 11:30am

Theory Club

Arrow's Impossibility Theorem

Graeme Ackland

Friday 21 Dec 12 - 11:30am

Journal Club

To be confirmed

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