News from 2014

December—Graduate researcher Tao Zhang wins the sound bite competition at the 14th New York Complex Matter Workshop with his computational work on osmotic robotics.

November—STEM fellow David Mayett has been invited to present his work on cerebral cortex folding in the brain at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM in February 2015 in Washington DC.

November—JMS heads to the University of Michigan to give a seminar entitled, “On the nature of shape in biology: From cerebral cortex folding to cell crawling”.

October—JMS travels to Tel Aviv to attend a CECAM conference on Percolation and the Glass transition and speak about jamming graphs.

September—Our “Active elastic dimers: Cells moving on rigid tracks” paper, which is now published in Physical Review E, has been chosen as an Editor’s Suggestion.

September—JMS heads to The Kvali Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, CA for three weeks to attend the KITP Program on Avalanches, Intermittency, and Nonlinear Response in Far-From-Equilibrium Solids.

August—Graduate researcher Jorge Lopez successfully defends his thesis entitled, “Rigidity and fluidity in living and nonliving matter”.

July—-JMS attends the Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow Gordon Conference on Fundamental Challenges and Applications of Particulate Systems in Stonehill, MA as a Discussion Leader.

June—Graduate researcher (and STEM Fellow) David Mayett successfully passes his Research Oral exam.

May—JMS wins a Departmental Teaching award for her undergraduate class on Electricity and Magnetism for physics majors and honors students.

April—JMS speaks at BIT’s 4th Annual World Congress of Molecular and Cell Biology in Dalian, China. Other invited speakers included Gary G. Borisy and Thomas C. Sudhof.

March—JMS speaks at an Invited Session on Cell Motility in Three-Dimensions at the APS March Meeting in Denver, CO.

February—JMS chairs a session at the KITP Conference: Active processes in living and nonliving matter held in Santa Barbara, CA.