Postdoctoral Associate/Programmer in Soft Matter
The Physics and Astronomy Department at Tufts University in Medford, MA seeks a programming focussed postdoctoral scholar to join a multidisciplinary NSF-funded effort to create high performance numerical methods for studying shape change in Soft Matter.
The programmer will be working with Tim Atherton (Physics) and James Adler (Math) on a project […]
Theory/Computation Postdoctoral Scholar in Soft Matter
The Physics and Astronomy Department at Tufts University in Medford, MA seeks a postdoctoral scholar to join a multidisciplinary NSF-funded effort to create high performance numerical methods for studying shape change in Soft Matter.
The postdoc will be working with Tim Atherton (Physics) and James Adler (Math) on a project to […]
We’re delighted to announce the publication of a new paper in collaboration with our Chemical Engineering collaborators at the University of New South Wales in Australia. In this paper, we develop a model to predict the shape of elongated “comet” micron-sized particles and test it experimentally:
“Microscopic high aspect ratio particles have many applications […]
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 General Physics II class at Tufts were asked as a final project to collaboratively create a short YouTube video explaining a topic within the scope of the class to a high school audience. This […]
This summer, SoftMatterTheory members Tim, Zhaoyu and I visited Patrick Spicer’s lab at University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia for about 10 days. This trip was made possible by the Sandler International Research Grant from Tufts.
Patrick leads the complex fluids group at UNSW. They work with fluids with unique responses, […]
University of Massachusetts Soft Matter Day has been running for three years. This was the first time the soft matter theorists were in attendance. It’s a nice, small conference. Personally, I prefer small conferences, they’re very relaxing; despite having to leave at 7:00am!
Every member of our group presented a soundbite. Zhaoyu Xie presented on […]
The methods used in soft matter theory are not found in your standard graduate school courses. This can make it difficult to get your foot in the door when it comes time to start research. Luckily, there are a growing number of programs designed to emphasize topics that are useful to us. In late June, […]
Group member Andrew DB stopped by Somerville High School on Tuesday to share with students his path to becoming a PhD physicist. His discussion touched upon opportunities available to physicists, the challenges of decision-making early in one’s career, research in soft matter, and clean energy policy. After the brief talk, an extended Q&A session allowed students to […]
In collaboration with Andrea Rodarte and Linda Hirst from UC Merced, Andrew and Tim published a new paper in Phys Rev E last week. The paper uses simulation techniques developed by Andrew to better understand the deformation and chaining behavior of soft shells in a nematic liquid crystal solvent. These shells, which are formed by clustering nanoparticles, […]
The SoftMatterTheory group of Department of Physics and Astronomy of Tufts University, led by Timothy J. Atherton accompanied by Mathew Giso and Zhaoyu Xie, went to Somerville High School to help judge the projects of the annual Science and Engineering Fair on a lovely morning of March 1, 2018. We spent a wonderful time talking […]
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