Last week I attended the Soft Solids and Complex Fluids summer school at UMass Amherst, which is a week-long program for grad students studying soft matter. This was an invaluable experience, not only for the scheduled content, but also for the opportunity to meet my peers in the field and to get a broader perspective […]
A couple of years ago, as part of my efforts to use interactive visualizations as a learning tool, I wrote a Mathematica notebook for the Introductory Physics class to allow one to visualize the electric field lines and equipotential surfaces from a collection of point charges. Charges could be added or removed, moved around […]
I was today one of 28 Tufts faculty to be awarded with an “honorable mention” at the 2013 Tufts Teaching with Technology Symposium. This mini-conference brought together faculty and staff from all schools and disciplines at Tufts to share how we’re using technology effectively to enhance learning in our classrooms. What’s great […]
Chris Burke celebrates his first journal article published today in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. The preprint version of the article is also to be found on the ArXiV.
This work was part of a collaborative project with Rolfe Petschek and Joe Lesnefsky at Case Western Reserve University.
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 […]
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