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3 Jul 2015: Bacteria, liquid crystals and active matter

Yesterday I gave a presentation to the group of Chris Creevey at IBERS: 

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/staff/chc30/

Title: Bacteria, liquid crystals and active matterShort Abstract: Swarms of bacteria represent examples of what is know as active matter. Active matter describes a system whose constituent elements consume energy to move. When these objects interact with each other, collective behavior can emerge that is unlike anything possible in ordinary matter. In this talk I will give an idiosyncratic overview of bacteria from a physicists point of view that should be accessible to anyone. 


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