Science and Engineering at The University of Edinburgh

Theory Club

Wednesday 2 Mar 11 - 11:30am

Hydrodynamics of bacterial propulsion

Alexander Morozov

I will discuss the basics of swimming of bacteria propelled by helical flagella. I will show how to calculate the force and torque generated by the flagella from first principles and discuss the role of hydrodynamic interactions between the flagella and the cell's body in bacterial propulsion.

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