Steve Granick, IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Active Matter—Surprises and Research Opportunities
Active Matter, a highly interdisciplinary field involving scientists and engineers, is a fast-growing area of materials physics today. These peculiar systems are intrinsically away from equilibrium and exhibit a beautiful variety of emergent behavior at the mesoscale and beyond. Self-assembly, non-equilibrium, driven matter, micro-swimmers, and collective activity—these are just a few of the concepts and buzzwords in this emerging field. This talk will emphasize surprises and research opportunities.
About Steve Granick
Steve Granick is director of Blue-Sky Research Institute, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Center for Soft and Living Matter, and also a professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology. He moved to Korea in 2015 from the University of Illinois, where he was the Racheff Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and a professor of physics, chemistry, and chemical and biomolecular engineering. Awards include the ACS Prize in Colloid and Surface Science, the APS Prize in Polymer Physics and the Paris-Sciences Medal. Granick is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.