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
- Recap of the SoftMatterTheory residency at the University of New South Wales
- Video projects from Physics 12 Fall 2016
- New publication: “Predicting the influence of plate geometry on the eddy-current pendulum”
- New publication: “Shape minimisation problems in liquid crystals”
- Chris Burke wins an award for undergraduate education
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