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28th Annual Virtual Dr. Shih-I Pai Lecture: The Physics of Active Matter

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These are just some of the remarkable examples of collective behavior found in nature. M. Cristina Marchetti, Professor of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, will introduce the field of active matter and highlight ongoing efforts by physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians to model the complex behavior of these systems, with the goal of identifying universal principles.

Marchetti is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. She was awarded a Rotschild-Mayent Fellowship at the Institut Curie, a Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics, and the inaugural 2019 Leo P. Kadanoff Prize by the American Physical Society.



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