Wednesday Colloquium: Prof. Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan, University of Chicago  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 2/8 3:00 PM to Wednesday, 2/8 4:00 PM
  • Speaker: Prof. Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
  • Host: Mark Schlossman
  • Campus Address: 138 SES (Science and Engineering South)

Title: Self assembly and organization far from equilibrium

Abstract: Non-equilibrium forces can drive specific and novel pathways to modulate self-assembly and organization. However, unlike the behavior and characteristics of equilibrium systems, where no energy is dissipated, general principles governing fluctuations about a steady state or the steady state itself in far-from-equilibrium conditions are just being discovered.  In my talk I will present some recent results that demonstrate how non-equilibrium forces can be used to tune organization in many diverse settings, from self assembly to information processing in biology.

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