Séminaire de Mathématique-Biologie

Cytoplasmic Streaming and Collective Behavior in Microswimmer Suspensions

by Prof. Raymond E. GOLDSTEIN (University of Cambridge & IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois-Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
The field of "active matter" focuses on the collective behaviour of large numbers of individual units (molecular motors, cells, organisms) which inject energy into a fluid at the small scales, creating large-scale nonequilibrium patterns.  In this talk I will link together two historically important examples of active matter - concentrated suspensions of bacteria and cytoplasmic streaming in plant and animal cells - to illustrate recent experimental and theoretical developments in the area of self-organization.