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Next Friday, September 19, is the New England Complex Fluids Workshop at Brandeis. The workshop's objective is to exchange information and encourage collaboration among researchers from industry and academe studying Soft Materials. Please consider presenting a "soundbite" consisting of a 4 minute update on your research in the form of 4 powerpoint slides. The soundbite concept is to present ongoing work, rather than completed projects.  It is the 60th meeting of NECFW, which has members from 15 regional universities and is a good opportunity for you to show your work to an audience from outside of Brandeis.  Registration is required at New England Complex Fluids Workshop, but free.
Thank you.
60th New England Complex Fluids Workshop
Shapiro Campus Center Theater
Brandeis University
September 19, 2014
Registration & Coffee: 9:00 - 9:30 AM
Shapiro Campus Center, Room 236.
2 Talks: 9:30AM - 11:00 AM, Shapiro Theater (30 minutes + 10 discussion)
9:30 AM – Eric Brown, Engineering, Yale
 Dynamic behavior of shear thickening suspensions
10:15 AM – Jorn Dunkel, Math, MIT (30 minutes + 10 discussion)
Hydrodynamics and control of microbial swimming
Coffee: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Shapiro Center, Room 236
Sound Bites: 11:30 - 12:30 PM, Shapiro Theater
Four minute updates of current research
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Shapiro Center, Room 236
2 Talks: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Shapiro Theater
1:30 PM – Alexandra Zidovska, Physics, NYU (30 min + 10 discussion)
Positional Fluctuations of Interphase Chromatin
2:15 PM – Erkan Tuzel, Physics, WPI (30 min + 10 discussion)
 Cooperative intracellular transport by populations of different kinesin motors
Coffee: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Shapiro Center, Room 236
Sound Bites: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Shapiro Theater
Four minute updates of current research
Registration (free) required:
Registration deadline: 8am, September 17, 2014
Sponsored by the Brandeis University NSF MRSEC: Bioinspired Soft Materials


The MRSEC Program has several ongoing workshops with students and faculty working in the active matter field with computational, experimental, and theoretical backgrounds in the Biology, Physics, and Chemistry departments.  It has an Active Matter Workshop. It also has a BZ Bootcamp workshop.  The last “BZ Bootcamp" was attended by the various groups at Brandeis that are interested in working together on aspects of the dynamics of non-linear chemical reactions.

Participants came from the groups of professors Miller (neuroscience), Pollack (computer science), Epstein (chemistry), Xu (chemistry), Fraden (physics), Chakraborty (physics), Baskaran (physics), and Hagan (physics). The BZ Bootcamp was designed to bring everyone together to listen to talks on non-linear dynamics from the different perspectives of the wide range of disciplines represented in our research group in order to acquire a common set of experiences in the lab and with numerical and theoretical modeling.  The meetings of such an academically diverse group of attendees leads to workshops that offer a rich learning atmosphere and fostered peer-to-peer interactions.