The purpose of these tables is to maintain a schedule of scientific talks and discussions relevant to your program.

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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...






Mon, Jan 6
2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tue, Jan 7
2:00pm
SSR
Christoph Schmidt
Active stirring of cells

Wed, Jan 8
10:30am
SSR
Moumita Das
Mechanics of composite cytoskeletal and extracellular networks

Thu, Jan 9
10:30am
SSR
Helmut Schiessel
Breathing, sliding, proof reading: On how to access packed DNA

Fri, Jan 10
10:30
SSR
All participants
Discussion session







Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Jan 13
12:15pm
Aud
Cristina Marchetti
Active Matter: What is it?
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

2:00pm
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Tue, Jan 14
10:30am
SSR
Arshad Kudrolli
Vibrated granular rods and active matter


2:00pm
SSR
Harald Pleiner
Two-fluid hydrodynamics of active polar fluids
Informal presentation
Wed, Jan 15
10:30am
SSR
Aparna Baskaran
Kinetic models of active particles

Thu, Jan 16
10:30am
SSR
Mehran Kardar
Fluctuations-induced forces in and out of equilibrium
A tutorial on fluctuation-induced forces in equilibrium, with speculations on their role in active matter
Fri, Jan 17
10:30am
SSR
Jure Dobnikar
Assembly and dynamics of magnetic colloids


2:00pm
SSR
Silke Henkes
Active jamming and active glasses







Week 3
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Jan 20



Martin Luther King Day

Tue, Jan 21
10:30am
SSR
Dhananjay Tambe
Monolayer Stress Microscopy
An overview of the experimental approach to measure forces
within a cell sheet. What do we learn from MSM?
What are the open questions?

2:00pm
SSR
Short Talks:
Cassandra Extavour & Rastko Sknepnek
Cassandra Extavour:
Experimentalist Seeks Collaborators for Examining Active Matter Phenomena in Insect Embryos

Rastko Sknepnek:
What can GPU computing do for numerical simulations?

Wed, Jan 22
10:30am
SSR
Shiladitya Banerjee
Mechanics and geometry of adherent cells and cell layers

Thu, Jan 23
2:00pm
Aud
José
Alvarado
Critically connected state of active gels
How can many small molecular motors "join forces" to deform a macroscopic active gel?
Interestingly, percolation theory can help us answer this question.
Fri, Jan 24
10:30am
SSR
Len Pismen
Spontaneous polarization and deformation of active layers








Week 4
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mon, Jan 27
10:30am
AUD
Paul Newton
Cancer metastasis modeling at the Scripps PS-OC







Tue, Jan 28
2:00pm
AUD
Jonathan Selinger
Work in progress: Flow and phase separation of active spinners

Wed, Jan 29
10:30am
AUD
Annette Zippelius & Thomas Waigh

Annette Zippelius:
Anomalous velocity distributions in granular and active suspensions

Thomas Waigh:
The statistics of particle tracking: a linchpin in countless biophysical experiments

Thu, Jan 30
2:00pm
AUD
Gautam Menon
Chromosome positioning from activity-based segregation

Fri, Jan 31
10:30am
AUD
All participants
Discussion session


Week 5
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ....
Mon, Feb 3
11:00am
MSR
Hernan Garcia (Physics Dept., Princeton)
How, when and where in pattern formation: Spying on embryonic development one molecule at a time
Special QBio Seminar
Tue, Feb 4
2:00pm
SSR
Robin Selinger
From Topology to Morphology: When Defects Drive Shape Evolution in Soft Matter

Wed, Feb 5
11:00am
SSR
Fernando Peruani
Active particles in heterogeneous media

Thu, Feb 6
2:00pm
AUD
Peter Olmsted
An introduction to shear banding
A blackboard tutorial on shear banding to generate discussion on its relevance to active fluids
Fri, Feb 7
10:30am
MSR
Gerard Wong
How bacteria transition from swimming to condensed, self-organized surface-associated communities
Gerard is visiting Thursday afternoon and Friday only. Please send an email to Cristina by Tue 2/4 if you want to arrange a private meeting or a small group discussion with him.

Week 6 - Conference






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Week 7
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,Links, ...
Tue,
Feb 18
2pm
SSR
Otger Campas
Measuring physical forces within living embryonic tissues
Otger Campas is on the Mechanical Engineering faculty here at UCSB. To learn more about his research visit:
http://www.engineering.ucsb.edu/~campas/
Thu,
Feb. 20
2pm
AUD
Julien Tailleur
Statistical Physics of Active Particles: from effective temperature to motility-induced phase separation










Week 8
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Feb 24
10:30am
SSR
Cristian Huepe
Elasticity-based mechanism for collective motion in natural and artificial swarms
Systems displaying collective motion (CM) are often described as fluids of self-propelled “spins”. I’ll present a model where CM results from only spring-like (non-explicitly-aligning) forces, which shows, more generally, how elasticity can be a mechanism for self-organization in active systems. This work was recenlty published in this PRL and this NJP
Tue, Feb 25
2pm
SSR
Eric Bertin
Kinetic theory and hydrodynamic equations for dry active matter

Web, Feb 26
11:00am
SSR
Geoff Willmott
Pores, Pipes and Particles: A Nanofluidic Toolbox
Geoff Willmott is visiting for three days, Feb 26-28, from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. For some information about his research see https://www.physics.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-staff/doctor-geoff-willmott.html

4:00pm
ESB
2001
David Saintillan
Living Fluids: Modeling and Simulation of Biologically Active Suspensions
This is a seminar at CIRF that may be of interest to program participants.
http://cs.ucsb.edu/~cirf/seminars.html
ESB is Engineering Science Building, just behin parking garage 10
Thu, Feb 27
11:00am
AUD
Ulrich Schwarz
Pushing and pulling: the molecular basis for force generation in cells
Generation and sensing of force is essential for many cellular functions. We will discuss mechanistic models for force generation by growing actin networks (pushers) and contracting actin networks and bundles (pullers) and how they can be related to more coarse-grained approaches.
Fri, Feb 28
11:00am
AUD
John Molina
Swimmer/Tracer Diffusion in Active Suspensions


Week 9
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Mar 3
10:30am
SSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting
The main purpose is to get to know each other, and introduce people and to discuss open questions.

2:00pm
AUD
Prof. Paul B Rainey
Cooperation, conflict and the evolution of Darwinian individuality

Tue, Mar 4
2:00pm
SSR
Ray Kapral
Self-Propelled Chemically-Powered Motors

Web, Mar 5
11:00am
SSR
Antonio Desimone
Swimming and crawling at microscopic scales: some lessons from 1D model systems

Thu, Mar 6
2:00pm
AUD
Holger Stark
How hydrodynamics determines the collective motion of microswimmers

Fri, Mar 7
10:30am
SSR
Hartmut Löwen
Self-propelled colloids: from single to collective behaviour


Week 10
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Mar 10
10:30am
SSR
Gerhard Gompper
Collective Motion of Active Particles With and Without Hydrodynamics

Wed, Mar 12
10:30am
SSR
Ayusman Sen
Self-Powered Catalytic Nano-motors and Pumps

Thu, Mar 13
10:30am
SSR
Mike Cates
Active Model B

Thu, Mar 13
2:00pm
AUD
Natsuhiko Yoshinaga
Spontaneous motion and deformation of a self-propelled droplet


Week 11
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Mar 17
2:00pm
AUD
John Toner
Swarming in the dirt: Flocking in the presence of quenched disorder

Tue, Mar 18
2:00pm
AUD
Jacques Prost
Cortex dynamics in cell division

Wed, Mar 19
2:00pm
AUD
Markus Mueller
Correlation between surface topography and slippage

Thu, Mar 20
10:30am
room 1201
All participants
Discussion session


2:00pm
AUD
Cristina Marchetti
Defect dynamics in active nematics

Fri, Mar 21
10:30am
SSR
Ramin Golestanian
Self-organization and Collective Behaviour of Active Colloids


Week 12
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Mar 24
1:45pmpm
AUD
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
AUD
Gleb Oshanin
Active “microrheology” in confined crowded systems: sub-diffusion, super-diffusion and giant diffusion

Tue, Mar 25
2:00pm
AUD
Enzo Marinari
A Top-Down Approach to Metabolic Networks Functioning

Wed, Mar 26
10:30am
AUD
Suzanne Fielding
Hydrodynamics, phase behaviour and rheology of active suspensions

Thu, Mar 27
10:30am
Founders' Room
All Participants
Informal discussion on The role of quenched disorder in active systems


2:00pm
AUD
Enkeleida Lushi
The role of hydrodynamics in self-organisation of micro-swimmer suspensions

Fri, Mar 28
10:30am


Cesar Chavez Holiday


Week 13
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Mar 31
1:45pm
AUD
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
AUD
Eberhard Bodenschatz
Chemotaxis and cell migration: oscillatory behavior of the cytoskeleton

Tue, Apr 1
2:00pm
SSR
Julia Yeomans
Tracer diffusion in a dilute swimmer suspension

Wed, Apr 2
10:30am
SSR
Max Bi
Cell Migration in Densely Packed Tissues

Thu, Apr 3
2:00pm
AUD
All Participants
Discussion led by Ramin Golestanian on: The role of internal phase as a dynamical variable in active matter

Fri, April 4
10:30am
SSR




Week 14
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Apr 7
1:45pm
AUD
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
AUD
Dan Needleman
Physical aspects of spindle assembly

Tue, Apr 8
2:00pm
SSR
Chase Broedersz
Organizing the bacterial chromosome for division

Wed, Apr 9
10:30am
SSR
Megan Valentine
Using protein compliance and structure geometry to control stress transmission in biological materials

Thu, Apr 10
2:00pm
AUD
Fred MacKintosh
Activity and marginal networks
An informal blackboard discussion. All are invited to contribute
Fri, Apr 11
10:30am
SSR
Tannie Liverpool
Synchronization and liquid crystalline order in soft active matter



Week 15
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Apr 14
1:45pm
AUD
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
AUD
Jim Butler
The use of apparent diffusion coefficients to assess the potential for lung regrowth in the adult human

Tue, Apr 15
2:00pm
AUD
Jim Butler
Aerosol transport in lungs: kinematic irreversibility and nondiffusive mixing

Wed, Apr 16
10:30am
AUD
Alain Pumir
A tutorial on Two-dimensional turbulence

Thu, Apr 17
2:00pm
AUD
Len Sander
Cell motility and the mechanics of the extra-cellular matrix

Fri, Apr 18
10:30am
AUD
Tolya Kolomeisky
Can We Use Simple Models to Understand Complex Phenomena in Cytoskeleton Proteins?


Week 16
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Apr 21
1:45pm
SSR
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
SSR
Suropriya Saha
Collective behaviour of catalytic colloids

Tue, Apr 22
2:00pm
SSR
All Participants
Self-organized discussion group if desired
please suggest topic
Wed, Apr 23
10:30am
SSR
Nikta Fakhri
High resolution mapping of intracellular fluctuations using carbon nanotubes

Thu, Apr 24
2:00pm
AUD
Bulbul Chakraborty
Shear-induced rigidity in athermal systems

Fri, Apr 25
10:30am
SSR
All Participants
Synchronization phenomena in active matter,
Discussion leader: Tannie Liverpool
come if you are interested


Week 17
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, Apr 28
1:45pm
SSR
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
SSR
Pawel Romanchuk
Emergent Smectic Patterns in Simple Self-Propelled Particle Models

Tue, Apr 29
2:00pm
SSR
Manu Prakash
Automotive Droplets: From puzzles to Synchronous Droplet Microfluidics

Wed, Apr 30
10:30am
SSR
All Participants
Brain storming session on open questions in active matter

Thu, May 1
2:00pm
AUD
Michael Hagan
Simulation studies of active matter: self-propelled spheres and extensile active nematics

Fri, May 2
10:30am
SSR
Tommy Angelini
The cell as a pump


Week 18
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, May 5
12:15pm
AUD
Sriram Ramaswamy
Field theories of living fluids
Blackboard Lunch Seminar, All welcome.

1:45pm
SSR
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
SSR
Philippe Marcq
Epithelial closure dynamics

Tu, May 6
2:00pm
SSR
Zvonimir Dogic
Dynamics and rheology of active nematics

Wed, May 7
10:30am
SSR
Maria Kilfoil
Nonthermal fluctuations in the active cell nucleus


3:30-7:30pm
Goleta
Beach
All Participants
KITP Spring Picnic

Thu, May 8
2:00pm
AUD
Jeremie Palacci
Out of Equilibriumness of Active Colloids

Fri, May 9
10:30am
SSR
Jimmy Feng
Dorsal closure in the fruit fly: what controls cell oscillation and tissue contraction?

Fri, May 9
1:30pm
FR
All interested Participants
Discussion on various agent and particle based models




Week 19
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Mo, May 12
1:45pm
SSR
All Participants
Organizational matters & Introductions


2:00pm
SSR
Eva Kanso
Hydrodynamically-triggered transition from swirling to clustering in confined suspensions

Tu, May 13
2:00pm
SSR
Eric Dufresne
Frustrated Cell Sorting. Effects of confinement and kinetic arrest

Wed, May 14
10:30am
SSR
Christoph Weber
Defect-mediated Phase Transitions in Active Soft Matter

Th, May 15
2:00pm
AUD
Janna Nawroth
Cilia-driven flow fields for transport and selective capture of bacteria

Fri, May 16
11:00am
SSR
Eric Dufresne
Informal presentation/discussion on droplet ``durotaxis''


*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room FR=Founders' Room
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