Topics in Soft and Active Matter Physics - Material for the year 2020-2021

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External Lecturer(s): 
Prof. Ard Louis
General Prerequisites: 

Soft Matter Physics (HT).

Course Term: 

Assessment type:

Course Overview: 

8 lectures.
Weight: 0.5 Units
Areas: CMT
Prequels: Soft Matter Physics (HT), Advanced Fluid Dynamics (HT).
This is a reading course. Under the guidance of the course organiser, students will give presentations based on key papers in soft condensed matter theory. Some examples of the topics for these presentations are: Active nematics and active gels. Wetting, spreading and contact line dynamics. Hydrodynamics of microswimmers: Stokes equation, scallop theorem, multipole expansion, active suspensions. Fluctuations and response.