Our wonderful collaborators in the Kaplan Group in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Tufts have just published a new paper which our group PI Tim Atherton is a co-author on. The work presents the work of graduate student Amy Hopkins et al. who has been looking at new soft materials—hydrogels made with Silk—as a [...]
I was delighted today to visit the Physics department at Brandeis University to give a talk in their Materials Research Science and Engineering Center seminar series.
Thanks to the wonderful faculty and students who hosted me and came to the seminar—and for asking such great questions!
Grad student Chris Burke today was awarded second place in the Photography and Illustration category of the Tufts Research Visualization Awards for his entry “Sphere Packing on Ellipsoidal Surfaces” at a special ceremony celebrating all the winners. The image (shown above) highlights defects in the packing of spherical particles on ellipsoidal surfaces.
I was delighted to visit today the Physics department at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Thanks to the wonderful faculty and students for hosting me and asking such amazing questions in the talk! The abstract for the talk was:
“Many of the materials we encounter in our daily life, including biological [...]
Undergraduate researcher Dan Fortunato has been working this semester on a project to use ideas from condensed matter physics to study how researchers collaborate. This is part of an interdisciplinary area of considerable contemporary interest, where researchers have used quantitative tools from graph theory to gain quantitative information about all kinds of [...]
Chris Burke talked about his recent work on “Identifying molecular features that maximize the second hyperpolarizability” that has recently been submitted [...]
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 [...]
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