The Soft Matter Theory group is proud to announce the continuing program, now in its third semester, of Tufts Condensed Matter Physics Seminars. We’ve previously welcomed researchers from other departments at Tufts as well as the Greater Boston and New England areas. Talks take place in the Science and Technology Center, Medford campus room [...]
Last semester, I saw a colloquium by Judah Schwartz from the Education department at Tufts University. Judah was one of the co-authors of a classic paper Computer-Generated Motion Pictures of One-Dimensional Quantum-Mechanical Transmission and Reflection Phenomena from 1967. He and his co-authors used an IBM 7094 and a CDC 3600 to numerically solve [...]
A signature component of Tim Atherton’s introductory classes for several years now has been the incorporation of Digital Storytelling video projects. Students in my Modern Physics class at Tufts were asked, as a semester long project, to collaboratively create a short YouTube video explaining a topic within the scope of the class to a high [...]
We’re delighted to welcome today Prof. Pete Vukusic (here pictured next to one of Tufts quirkier pieces of history, the anti-gravity stone) from the University of Exeter, UK to give a talk “All things bright and beautiful: photonics in biological systems” in our continuing Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Series. Pete is one of the most well-known [...]
We’re delighted to announce that our new paper has been published as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review E. This paper is the first fruit of our collaboration with James Adler of the Mathematics department here at Tufts. James is an expert in numerical methods, which we’ve brought to bear on a difficult [...]
A new paper that we’ve contributed to has just been published in Applied Physics Letters, describing how specially patterned surfaces prepared by Melik Demirel’s Biointerface Engineering group at Penn State can guide the direction of neuronal growth. This work was principally performed by Cristian Staii‘s experimental biophysics group at Tufts. Our contribution to the [...]
Our latest paper has just been published in the journal Physical Review E. This is a collaboration with Doug Cleaver of Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom and Candy Anquetil-Deck of Das Karlsruher Institut für Technologie in Germany.
This paper is also available as a preprint on the ArXiV.
We’re continuing with the Tufts Condensed Matter Physics Seminars this semester, which feature researchers from other departments at Tufts as well as the Greater Boston and New England areas. Talks take place in the Science and Technology Center, Medford campus room 136 at noon on Thursdays.
We’re grateful for funding provided by the Department of Physics & Astronomy [...]
The Tufts Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching has announced that Tim Atherton is one of several Tufts faculty from across all schools who will participate in the Faculty Fellows program for the Fall semester of 2012.
Participants in the program meet fortnightly to learn about ways to enhance learning in their [...]
Daegu, Korea—I just gave today an invited presentation, “Multistable Alignment of Nematic Liquid Crystals on Patterned Surfaces” as part of a session on liquid crystal alignment at the International Meeting on Information Display, held annually in South Korea.
The meeting was a tremendous success, attracting over 1500 scientists to the city of Daegu to [...]
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