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Aparna Baskaran
Abelson 306
(781) 736-2866

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Aparna Baskaran

aparna baskaranAssociate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2006

Aparna Baskaran's research interests include understanding out-of-equilibrium properties of soft materials and physics of biological systems.

Recent Ph.D. Students

Blake Stacey (2015) "Multiscale Structure in Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics"

CV and list of publications

Sample of Recent Publications

“Dynamics of Self-propelled particles under strong confinement”, Y. Fily, A. Baskaran and M. F. Hagan, Soft Matter, 10, 5609-5617 (2014), arXiv:1402.5583
What is the pressure of an active fluid?”, A. P. Solon, Y. Fily, A. Baskaran, M. E. Cates, Y. Kafri, M. Kardar and J. Tailleur, Nature Physics 11, 673-678 (2015) arXiv:1412.3952 

 “Orientational order of motile defects in active nematics”, S. J. DeCamp, G. S. Redner, A. Baskaran, M. F. Hagan and Z. Dogic Nature Materials, 14, 1110-1115 (2015) arXiv:1501.06228

 “Instabilities, defects and defect ordering in an overdamped active nematic”, E. F. Putzig, G. Redner, A. Baskaran and A. Baskaran (accepted in Soft Matter) arXiv:1506.03501

 “Effect of reorientation statistics on the torque response of a self propelled particle”, B. Hancock and A. Baskaran, Phys. Rev. E 92 052143 (2015) arXiv:1508.05887

 “Emergent Self organization in active materials”, M. F. Hagan and A. Baskaran, Current Opinion in Cell Biology 38, 74-80 (2016) arXiv:1602.03388

 “Active Particles on Curved Surfaces”, Y. Fily, A. Baskaran and M. F Hagan, (submitted to PRL) arXiv:1601.00324

 “A classical nucleation theory description of active colloid assembly”, G. S. Redner, C. G. Wagner, A. Baskaran and M. F Hagan (submitted to PRL Feb 2016)  arXiv:1603.01362