KITP Program: Geometry, elasticity, fluctuations, and order in 2D soft matter
(Jan 4 - Mar 11, 2016)
Coordinators: Benny Davidovitch, Eleni Katifori, Chris Santangelo, Jonathan Selinger, Tom Witten< /B>

Scientific Advisors: Narayanan Menon, Leo Radzihovsky

Time Speaker Title
01/04, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational Meeting[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/04, 2:00pm Shmuel Rubinstein
Harvard & KITP
Dynamics of paper crumpling and crumpled paper[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/05, 10:30am Eran Sharon
Hebrew Univ. & KITP
Non-Euclidean Plates Under Load: The Ultra Soft Minimal Spring[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/07, 10:30am Mehran Kardar
Pressure from non-equilibrium fluctuations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/08, 10:30am Joseph Zasadzinski
University of Minnesota
Relating monolayer morphology to interfacial shear rheology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/11, 1:30pm All Participants Organizational meeting
1/11, 1:45pm Thomas Witten
Univ of Chicago & KITP
Introduction to 3D Genome seminars[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/11, 1:45pm Noam Kaplan
UMass Med
Encoding and decoding 3D genome organization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/11, 3:45pm Shura Grosberg
Nuclear chromodynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/12, 10:30am David Nelson
Harvard & KITP
Thermalized sheets and shells: topology matters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/14, 11:00am Daniel Beller
Harvard & KITP
Plastic deformation of tubular crystals by dislocation glide[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/15, 1:30pm Francisco Guinea
Research talk on graphene as a membrane, followed by a discussion.[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 10:30am John Gemmer
Brown Univ. & KITP
Isometric Immersions, Energy Minimization and Branch Points in Non-Euclidean Elastic Sheets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 11:00am Norbert Stoop
An effective theory for the wrinkling of curved elastic bilayer systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 4:00pm Paco Guinea
An informal/introductory ("soft matter dummies") lecture on band structure, gauge field, and strain engineering in graphene (follow-up on last Fri's talk)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/20, 9:00am Jörn Dunkel
MIT & KITP, Leader
Discussion session: Bacterial "Sheets" [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/21, 1:30pm Ariel Amir
Mechanics of cell wall growth in bacteria[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/22, 1:30pm Elisabetta Matsumoto
Phytomimetic 4D Printing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/25, 10:30am Tim Atherton
Tufts Univ. & KITP
Jamming on Evolving Surfaces[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
01/25 12:15pm Tom Lubensky
Univ. of Pennsylvania & KITP
Topological Mechanics and Phononics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
1/26, 10:30am Bryan Chen
UMass & KITP
Mechanisms and nonlinear waves from topological modes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/28, 1:30pm Greg Grason
UMass & KITP
Surveying the metric geometry of filamentous matter: Defects and instabilities of incompatible bundles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/29, 1:30pm Joshua Shaevitz
Understanding bacterial growth in 3D[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/01, 10:30am Narayanan Menon
Wrapping fluids with thin sheets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 10:30am Xiaoming Mao
Univ. of Michigan & KITP
Critical mechanical structures: topology and entropy[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/04, 1:30pm Dganit Danino
Technion & KITP
Self-Assembly of Peptides and Lipids into 1D Nanostructures[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/08, 10:30am Joseph Paulsen
UMass & KITP
The wavelength of wrinkles in curved tensioned sheets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/09, 10:30am William Irvine
James Franck Inst.
Topological mechanics of gyroscopic meta-materials[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/10, 1:30pm Martine Ben Amar
Inflammatory processes and bio-mechanics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/11, 1:30pm Christoph Haselwandter
Assembly, Architecture, and Collective Function of Membrane Protein Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/16, 10:30am Anne Bernheim-Groswasser
Ben Gurion
The dynamics of buckling of self-organizing elastic sheets
2/16, 1:30pm Jean-Pierre Hébert
Discussions about the sheet-like images on KITP walls, and potential for 3D self-furling sheets as an expressive medium[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/17, 1:30pm William Klug
Structure and dynamics of defects and scars in the protein shells of viruses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/18, 1:30pm Arshad Kudrolli
Clark University
Experiments on ribbons with a twist[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/22, 10:30am Mark Bowick
The Statistical Mechanics of Sliced Graphene Ribbons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
02/22 12:15pm Tom Witten
University of Chicago & KITP
Puzzling integrability in compressional folding[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
2/23, 10:30am Cristina Marchetti
Jamming in cell monolayers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/25, 1:30pm Simon Guest
Univ. of Cambridge & KITP
Counting rules for periodic frameworks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/26, 10:30am Robin Selinger
Kent State & KITP
Modeling dynamics of shape transformation in "blueprinted" liquid crystal elastomers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/29, 10:30am Andrej Kosmrlj
Statistical mechanics of ribbons and thin spherical shells[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 10:30am Avadh Saxena
Topology and Geometry Effects in Graphene Nanoribbons and Chiral Magnets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 1:30pm Etienne Couturier
Univ. Paris Diderot & KITP
Three studies of inert and growing vegetal thin shells[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/04, 10:30am Eleni Katifori
(Penn & KITP)
Carl Modes
(Rockefeller & KITP)
Looping through spatially embedded networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/07, 10:30am Shankar Venkataramani
Arizona & KITP
Limit problems for thin sheets: A mathematical perspective[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/08, 10:30am Douglas Holmes
Boston Univ.
Swelling and Growth of Thin Sheets and Shells[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 10:30am Michael Moshe
Syracuse & KITP
The geometry and mechanics of real and fictitious elastic charges[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

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