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Spontaneous Circulation of Confined Active Suspensions

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R Goldstein University of Cambridge
Monday 24th June 2013 - 09:45 to 10:30
INI Seminar Room 1
Many active fluid systems encountered in biology are set in total geometric confinement. Cytoplasmic streaming in plant cells is a prominent and ubiquitous example, in which cargo-carrying molecular motors move along polymer filaments and generate coherent cell-scale flow. In this talk I will summarize theoretical and experimental work in my group that addresses the possibility that the ordered patterns of streaming seen in nature can arise from a process of self-organization.
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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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