Soft Matter Physics is the study of materials that are solid but nonetheless readily deformable. These include many things of great importance to human society such as: soaps, paints, oil, food products, plastics, glues, gels, liquid crystals, foams, colloids, and biological matter. Theoretical physicists in this field, including our group, develop models that try to predict the properties of these materials from an understanding of their nano- and microscopic structure. Scientists and engineers can then use these insights to develop new and better materials with desired properties for applications.
A complete bibliography of our scientific papers is available on the Publications page. We warmly invite anyone who is interested in learning more about our research, or who feels their own work might interest us, to contact us.
Recent Blog Posts
- Chris Burke receives an honorable mention at Tufts’ Graduate Student Research Symposium
- Tim Atherton Awarded Cottrell Scholarship
- Chris Burke participates in Tufts’ Graduate Institute for Teaching
- Chris Burke’s Jamming Game for GIFT
- New publication: “Simulating Defect Textures on Relaxing Nematic Shells”
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