Active nematics: fluctuations and coarsening

Sriram Ramaswamy, Shradha Mishra, Francesco Giulio Ginelli, Hugues Chate', Sanjay Puri

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Nonequilibrium steady states with spon-taneous nematic order are known to arise in collections of amoeboid cells as well as granular rod monolayers. Recent studies [EPL 62 (2003) 196-202; PRL 96, 180602 (2006); PRL 97 (2006) 090602; Science 317 (2007) 105] have established that these states difer radically from thermal equilibrium systems of the same spatial symmetry. This talk will present results from our studies of microscopic as well as coarse-grained models of active nematics, highlighting the unique, fluctuation-dominated character of coarsening in these systems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2010
Event2008 APS March Meeting - , United States
Duration: 10 Mar 200814 Mar 2008


Conference2008 APS March Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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