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L Mahadevan (Harvard University, USA)
Date & Time
Thu, 13 June 2024, 14:30 to 16:00
Madhava Lecture Hall

How can one grow a face or a flower from a flat sheet? How can one transport a drop of active matter, optimally? How can a sentient object navigate in a noisy environment? How can one collectively herd a flock of sheep? And how can one engineer cooperative behavior in a swarm? I will discuss answers to some of these questions (using a vote to determine which ones!) using a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches, and time permitting, close with a discussion of generative-AI-based approaches to these questions.

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Meeting ID: 937 7716 5337
Passcode: 202030